Arion is a hybrid, GPU-accelerated, and physically-based production render engine capable of generating hyper-real images. It inherits all our expertise in light simulation and makes it run on steroids, thanks to our very unique massively parallel GPU+CPU approach.
Arion stand-alone is a full-featured rendering editor running the RandomControl Arion Core technology.
Arion stand-alone supports .rcs files exported from any of our plug-ins, and also scenes exported in the universally available .obj format.
Arion stand-alone features a brand new nodal material and scene attributes editor, which presents the content of the scene in a very visual and natural way.
Hybrid: GPU accelerated
Arion uses all the GPUs -and- all the CPUs in the system simultaneously, not wasting a single flop available.
Additionally, Arion can use all the GPUs and all the CPUs in all the other computers in the network forming a cluster for massive distribution of animation frames.
nVidia‘s CUDA technology empowers Arion to previously unthinkable levels of performance.
Arion is a physically-based and unbiased render engine.
This means that Arion accurately simulates the physics of light and materials to deliver the most true-to-life output possible.
In Arion there are no complex render parameters. The engine does the hard work of light simulation automatically, saving precious time and effort in the set-up phase.
Arion can handle most of the rendering effects which are considered standard these days, such as displacements, instancing, motion blur, sub-surface scattering, volumetrics, ...
Like everything else in Arion, these features are all physically-correct, easy to use, and GPU-accelerated.
And beyond the current list of Arion features, we keep researching to expand the power and capabilities of the engine in the near future.
Stable and rock-solid
The underlying technology in Arion is crafted with the highest software architecture and coding quality standards in mind.
As a result, its rendering core is nearly unbreakable and will relentlessly render for hours or days without ever crashing.