Beast is an offline global illumination rendering solution targeted towards baking. As such, it does not integrate into a game engine runtime, but is used in the studio to generate lighting data for the game.

The Beast API is based on C and is relatively straightforward to wrap in C++, C# and Python™ scripting language. It has been designed to be unobtrusive and not conflict with other code during compilation or linking. If your game engine has its own custom level editor, eRnsT can be integrated to provide interactive global illumination lighting in your game editor.

Beast is available for Windows platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems, 32 and 64 bit.

Engine Integrations

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Unity 3 is a game development tool that has been designed to let you focus on creating amazing games. Beast powers the Unity (free) lightmapping feature. Unity Pro users have full access to the Beast global illumination renderer from within the Unity interface.

Havok Vision Engine

Havok Vision Engine provides a powerful and versatile multi-platform runtime technology ideally suited for all types of games and capable of rendering extremely complex scenes at smooth frame rates.