The Bakery to offer free lighting tools
June 1, 2011

The Bakery to offer free lighting tools

GEMENOS, FRANCE — Computer graphics software company The Bakery ( will unveil a new range of free tools for lighting professionals at the MIFA show in France next week.

The new toolset will be available this month and draws on the core technology of Bakery Relight, an interactive lighting, shading and rendering solution that launched at NAB back in April.

The free toolset will include Bakery Comp, a simple node-based compositing tool with C++ extensions to enable users to write new compositing nodes for simple 2D CG compositing; Bakery Image Player, for playing image sequences, with stereo synchronization; and Bakery Image Viewer, for displaying native Bakery image formats, as well as other standard formats.

By making these tools available, our aim is to help create a close collaborative network within the lighting community, and to introduce 3D artists worldwide to the revolutionary production workflow, which is at the heart of Bakery Relight,” notes Bakery CEO, Erwan Maigret. “We are giving users unique access to key technology tools to handle full 3D CG productions, and to complement their lighting and rendering needs. What we want from them in return is detailed feedback and ideas, which will ultimately enable us to improve and extend this toolset for our user base. Users will be able to share their new compositing plug-ins via a dedicated page on our Website.”

IMAGE: Visual development for the motion picture Ana, courtesy of Lo Coloco studio.