About us

Reality by Prêt-à-3D

Programs like Poser and DAZ Studio brought 3D Art to the masses. Past are the days when we had to spend a fortune to use 3D technology.

How is it, though, that some rendering technologies are still so expensive? And why some of those programs are so hard to use?

The name Prêt-à-3D is a pun on the famous Prêt-à-porter expression, the “ready to wear” of the fashion industry. We make software that enables you to access high-end rendering features without spending a fortune. It’s “3D ready to wear.”
We call it “the end of the high-end envy” and we work very hard to make our software very artist-friendly so that you spend more time doing fun things and less time dealing with technicalities.

The Reality plugin is our main product, a program that works with Poser and DAZ Studio and that enables those two apps to render with LuxRender. While LuxRender is a very complex software, it is the benchmark of physical-accuracy in 3D, you don’t have to worry about that complexity because Reality takes care of all the “gory details” for you. That’s the Prêt-à-3D philosophy.

Reality for Studio was released to the public on August 27th 2010. It became an immediate success among Studio users and prompted a popular demand for a Poser version. On April 8th 2013 we released Reality 3 for Poser, followed by Reality 4 in 2014, which unified both the Poser and Studio Edition under a single User Interface.

With Reality 4.1, released in 2015, we brought extreme speed improvement, with CPU rendering up to 20 times faster than before. In addition we have added support for GPU rendering. Unlike other programs that use proprietary solutions, because Reality relies on LuxRender, the GPU rendering is based on the industry-standard OpenCL, which means that you have the choice of using GPUs from diverse manufacturers. It’s our continued commitment to bring to you products that are simple, well designed and that work with your platform of choice.

Since the first release of Reality we have been in awe by what the artist have created with our software. The Reality Gallery at deviantArt is a great place to see their artistry at work.

DreamLight Images

Reality would not have been possible without the photographic experience that gave me the knowledge to see the light as it is in the real world. I work as a portrait photographer under the brand of DreamLight Images.