The new version comes in two flavors: Gelato 2.0 software, a no-cost version of the renderer that can be downloaded from www.nvidia.com as of today, and Gelato Pro 2.0 software, which offers advanced production-grade rendering functionality and comprehensive support, is available for purchase from NVIDIA and authorized regional resellers.
Gelato software is GPU-accelerated, final-frame software that renders high-quality computer-generated images. Originally developed to render film and broadcast visual effects and animation, Gelato software is well-suited for any 3D software application that requires advanced rendering, including game development, CAD, industrial design, and architecture.
Gelato 2.0 software incorporates Frantic Films' Amaretto plug-in for advanced rendering functionality with Autodesk's 3ds Max software, complementing the existing Mango plug-in for rendering with Autodesk's Maya software.
By offering a complementary version of Gelato software to customers, NVIDIA extends the feature set of its GPU products and provides studios and professional artists with the high-performance rendering tools they need to produce compelling 3D content. Professionals in need of premium features and support options now have a compelling upgrade path to Gelato Pro software.
Gelato software is available for download at http://www.nvidia.com/get_gelato. Gelato Pro software is priced at $1500 and available from NVIDIA and authorized regional resellers. Maintenance and support contract renewals are $300 per license at the end of the first year of ownership.