SolidThinking acquires longtime rendering partner Solid Iris Technologies

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Solid Iris Technologies Thea Render in action | Image by Thea Render user Massimo

Altair has solidified the visualisation capabilities of SolidThinking for future versions by acquiring Greek rendering technology company Solid Iris Technologies to its growing portfolio.

Solid Iris has aided rendering functionality in SolidThinking Evolve concept design software over the past several years, while maintaining its own flagship visualisation solution, Thea Render.

A Biased, Unbiased and GPU renderer with a rich set of features, Altair hopes by Integrating Thea Render within SolidThinking that its material system and own studio capabilities will contribute significantly to a completely new experience to visualise, model and design.

The two companies have had a working relationship over the past several years | Image by Thea Render user Solo

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James R. Scapa, Altair’s founder, chairman and CEO, commented: “With the continued growth in performance and cloud availability of high performance computing, the opportunity to deliver rendering solutions for applications from architectural visualisation and product design to entertainment and augmented reality is truly exciting.

“We look forward to delivering powerful new capabilities our software community of designers and engineers.”