Gentle Giant Studios, working in conjunction with Pixar Animation Studios,
(software publishers of a high-end rendering engine), has developed and
proven software that creates a single water-tight .STL file from rendered
images. If you saw GG's booth at Siggraph, you've seen several "outputs"
that used this new technology, which not only solves the problem of building
intersecting objects from an architectural 3d model, but also enhances output
by delivering surface displacements and rendering engine effects like
smoothing and subdivision sufaces.
The Gentle Giant
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