Aims to deliver high fidelity visualisation for technical surfacing
3D design, engineering and entertainment software provider Autodesk has acquired certain technology related assets from Numenus.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Numenus’ founders are now part of Autodesk.
Numenus, founded in 2009, is a visualisation technology developer to render and review 3D datasets, and in based in Koblenz, Germany.
Numenus delivers design rendering through its Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) data for designers, engineers and marketing professionals.
Autodesk said the addition of the Numenus ray tracing technology will help it deliver high fidelity visualisation for technical surfacing, and efficient design reviews.
With the acquisition, Autodesk claimed that its software users will gain more accurate visualisation of surfaces while preparing visualisation data.
Autodesk expects the deal will enable it deliver a digital prototyping offering to manufacturers of all sizes, giving them the ability to design, visualise and simulate their products before they are built.