DiffuseLogic Bella Render Plugin for Rhino WIP
Highlights include performance improvements and features such as grass, volumetrics, subdivision, displacement, render-time corner rounding, 2D and 3D textures and more.
April 20, 2023
DiffuseLogic has released Bella 23.3, which adds support for the future Rhino 8, on Windows and MacOS (supporting Intel for Rhino 6 & 7, and Apple Silicon for Rhino 8). Other highlights include improvements in performance, and features such as grass, volumetrics, subdivision, displacement,render-time corner rounding, new 2D and 3D textures, render-time projections for all 2D textures, Live Lights, and of particular interest to many Rhino users, an Auto-boolean feature that allows proper rendering of gems with no need to cut pockets.
Aside from improved performance, Bella 22.3 also includes many features added over the past several builds, such as our Auto-boolean feature, for rendering gems with no need to cut pockets:
Some of the other new features introduced since the previous 22.3 official public release include:
- Dielectric SSS
- The new Live Lights feature, which allows adjusting lights while rendering
- The new easy-to-use Quick material
- Maya MASH support
- IES light support
- Handling the “terminator problem”
- The new Bevel node for render-time corner rounding
- Various new 2D & 3D procedural textures
- Projections for all 2D textures
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.