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We are moving away from the stone-age web forum we have been using -- come join us on Discord instead!

Since we are located in both Barcelona and the US, you can get in touch with us there just about any time of day, wherever you may be. So feel free to stop by with any comments or questions you may have, or just to chat about rendering.


New Sample Scene for Rhino & Bella GUI

We have added a new sample scene, a Bella version of Modern Hall (by NewSee2l035) from Benedikt Bitterli's site, available for Rhino and Bella GUI.


You may download Bella for Rhino or Bella GUI from the downloads page.


Diffuse Logic welcomes CadWax

CadWax, a long-time reseller of Rhino and related software, such as VisualARQ, Lands Design, Bongo, Moi3d, Nemo, madCAM, and 2Shapes, has now added Bella to their offerings.

Please feel free to contact them with any of your software and training needs.


Diffuse Logic Introduces Bella for SketchUp

8 Apr. 2020, Barcelona – Diffuse Logic is pleased to announce Bella for SketchUp.


Bella for SketchUp is a very simple-to-use plugin (extension in SketchUp parlance) which enables you to create photorealistic renderings of your SketchUp models, with a minimum of effort.

The plugin automatically translates applicable SketchUp settings (sky, shadows, etc), and adds a small number of Bella-specific settings for controlling environment, camera, and materials.


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Diffuse Logic Introduces Bella for Rhino

12 Mar. 2020, Barcelona – Diffuse Logic is pleased to announce an open beta for its Bella for Rhino plugin.


Bella is a new state of the art spectral renderer, written from a clean sheet to achieve unmatched realism. By adhering to a physics-based approach, Bella produces photographic-quality images, while avoiding the need for typical confusing settings.

The Bella for Rhino plugin (available for Windows & Mac) integrates Bella directly with Rhino, with little need to learn anything new -- in its initial iteration, the plugin supports seamless translation of Rhino settings, materials, and environments, whether rendering directly in a Rhino viewport, or using the Render command.

We invite all to join us as we move forward from this initial release, to give feedback as we add more Bella-specific features, and then integrate Bella's native node-based system with Grasshopper.

For more information, visit https://bellarender.com

Diffuse Logic is a Barcelona-based software company with decades of cumulative experience in the fields of physical simulation and rendering, as well as user-interface design and plugin integration.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Diffuse Logic Releases Bella Render

5 Nov. 2019, Barcelona – Diffuse Logic is pleased to announce the public release of Bella Render.


Bella is a spectral renderer, built from the ground up to achieve unmatched quality. By adhering to a physics-based approach, it not only produces truly photographic images, but does so with a predictability that both simplifies use, and enhances productivity.

Having completed a public beta phase, it is now time for Bella to meet the world. Over the beta period, Bella has received many updates and gained new features, including physical sky and sun system, new simplified material types, file import for GUI, and much more.

To celebrate Bella's release, Diffuse Logic is pleased to offer an introductory 50% discount (valued at 250€) on Bella's uncommonly customer-friendly licenses, for a period of two weeks following release.

For more information, visit https://bellarender.com

Diffuse Logic is a Barcelona-based software company with decades of cumulative experience in the fields of physical simulation and rendering, as well as user-interface design and plugin integration.

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Version 19.1.0

Version 19.1.0 is now available from the downloads page.

It features support for Maya 2019, improvements for the Apollo solver, (much) faster large-texture load times, as well as various other fixes and improvements.

For all details, please see the release announcement in the forum.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Diffuse Logic Introduces Bella Render

21 Aug. 2019, Barcelona - Diffuse Logic is pleased to introduce their next-generation renderer, Bella.


Bella is a spectral, physically-based renderer, designed from a clean sheet, to produce the most beautiful images yet seen. With a flexible nodal scene description, intuitive yet powerful material model, and real-world camera model, Bella seeks to help virtual photographers unlock their true potential.

Though the rendering process involves complex mathematics, Bella strives always to expose control over the process in natural and logical ways, so as to achieve predictability, and thus increased productivity, in everyday use.

Diffuse Logic is pleased to invite all who wish to participate, to take Bella for a test-drive, in an open pre-release beta. For those who submit images accepted to the Bella gallery, license discounts will be offered.

For more information, visit https://bellarender.com.

Diffuse Logic is a Barcelona-based software company with decades of cumulative experience in the fields of physical simulation and rendering, as well as user-interface design and plugin integration.

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