+ Turtle 5 is out of Beta Stage. Illuminate Labs AB, creators of rendering and lighting technology for next-generation games, today announced the release of the fifth generation of its lighting tool Turtle for Autodesk Maya. Turtle 5 brings substantial productivity boosts together with an improved visual quality thanks to redesigned global illumination algorithms and lots of other new features, fully supporting Autodesk Maya 2009. The user interface has been streamlined with an easier handling of Turtle attributes and with a unified workflow for surface transfers and texture/vertex baking. Performance has been heavily optimized throughout Turtle 5, especially for global illumination calculations, which together with a new adaptive anti-aliasing scheme allows for superfast previews as well as very high quality images. For a full list of improvements and new features please visit www.illuminatelabs.com.
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