Rendering with Arnold

Arnold is an advanced cross-platform rendering solution, developed by Solid Angle and used by renowned customers in film, television and animation. It was developed as a photo-realistic, physically-based ray tracing alternative to traditional scanline based rendering software for CG animation.

Arnold uses cutting-edge algorithms that make the most effective use of your computer’s hardware resources and was designed to easily adapt to existing pipelines. It is built on top of a pluggable node system, so users can extend and customize the system by writing new shaders, cameras, filters and output driver nodes, as well as procedural geometry, custom ray types and user-defined geometric data. The primary goal of the Arnold architecture is to provide a complete solution as a primary renderer for animation and visual effects.