ABOUT INNOBRIGHT

 

WHO WE ARE

InnoBright’s “Altus” denoiser software saves millions of dollars in rendering costs for animation studios, commercial visual effects (VFX) studios, gaming companies, CAD/CAM, scientific visualization and architectural/engineering (A/E) firms. Our patent-protected denoising algorithm plugs into existing Monte Carlo rendering systems and has our customers reporting significant time savings and improved image quality.

Our Mission

Become the preferred platform for dramatically improving CGI render quality & throughput

Our Vision

To shift the paradigm of “computing” in computer generated imagery and visual effects

THE INNOBRIGHT TEAM

Charles E. Mendez Jr.

Charles E. Mendez Jr.

CEO, Board Member

Charles has a diverse business background in real estate development, banking and finance, education, race promotion, business start-ups and regulated-waste management. He is the founder and CEO of Atlanta based MCF Systems Inc. through its subsidiaries provide waste management services for large and small generators of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste, including bio-medical and pharmaceutical waste disposal for hospitals, physicians and surgery centers throughout 22 southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states.

As President and Chairman of the C. E. Mendez Foundation, he and his staff founded the Too Good For Drugs and Violence social and emotional learning based prevention education programs in the late 1970’s in Tampa, Florida. First taught in Hillsborough County Schools in 1979 by the Foundation staff the programs continue to be taught, uninterrupted today. Since the 1980’s the Too Good Programs have been used by over 3000 school systems and communities throughout the nation.

Charles successfully resurrected of the famed 12 Hours of Sebring with racing partner Dave Cowart in 1978 and returned Sebring to international prominence with official FIA listing, the return of major corporate sponsors, auto manufacturers, and the media. In recognition of his efforts as a promoter of the race from 1978 -1982 and as a former winner in 1978 he became one of the original inductees into the Sebring Hall of Fame in 2002.

While living in Tampa Charles served on the board of several publicly traded companies including TECO Energy Inc. NYSE, Mid-State Federal S&L (Ocala, Fl) NASD and as a founder of the Merchant Bank of Tampa. He was appointed by the Mayor to the Downtown Tampa Development Authority and as an appointee of the Governor served on the Florida High-Speed Rail Commission.

Charles and his wife Yvonne now live in Santa Fe and he has become an active mentor with ABQid/SFid and advisor to two new New Mexico start-ups.

Bill Bice

Bill Bice

Investor, Board Member

Bill is a serial Southwest entrepreneur and founding partner of Verge Fund. Bill started his entrepreneurial career while in college, founding ProLaw Software. ProLaw appeared on the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the country three years in a row. Bill sold ProLaw to the West division of Thomson Rueters, where he joined the management team and created the West km division. Bill’s focus on helping founding teams build successful startups, and he gets to work on some of the most interesting startups in New Mexico. He’s on the board of boomtime.com, sportxast.com, nuvita.com and attachedapps.com

Christopher Ziomek

Christopher Ziomek

Investor, Board Member

Christopher Ziomek is Senior Vice President of LitePoint Design Test Solutions (DTS). LitePoint DTS helps its customers speed their wireless electronic products to market with state-of-the-art wireless test technology. Christopher has over 30 years experience in the test equipment industry, as an instrument designer, engineering manager, entrepreneur, and business unit general manager. Christopher also currently serves as an advisor and investor within many New Mexico based startups. Prior to LitePoint, Christopher was President and founder of ZTEC Instruments, a technology startup that was acquired by LitePoint/Teradyne in 2013. Before ZTEC Instruments, he worked as a section leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a microwave engineer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Christopher holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Mexico.

Raghu Kopalle

Raghu Kopalle

Founder, Board Member

Raghu has over 20 years of experience in engineering and product management/marketing for semiconductor, networking/telecom, audio/video/imaging, and wireless industries. Raghu has an executive MBA from University of California and Columbia University, an MSEE from the University of New Mexico and a BSEE from India.

Martin Lidy

Martin Lidy

Senior Software Engineer

Martin Lidy has a bachelors in computer science and mathematics from the University of New Mexico with a focus on 3D rendering and virtual reality. Professional background includes developing applications that utilize next generation technology like sensor fusion, neural networks and image processing. Experience developing within Linux and windows environments and taking advantage of parallel computing platforms like CUDA and OpenCL.

Dr. Matthias Zwicker

Dr. Matthias Zwicker

Technology Advisor

Matthias Zwicker has been a professor at the University of Bern and the head of the Computer Graphics Group at the Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics since September 2008. He obtained a Ph.D. from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. His thesis focused on reconstruction, rendering, and editing of point-sampled geometry. He has been a post-doctoral associate with the computer graphics group at MIT, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in San Diego. His research focus is on signal processing for high-quality rendering, point-based methods for rendering and modeling, and data-driven modeling and animation.

Dr. Pradeep Sen

Dr. Pradeep Sen

Technology Advisor

Pradeep Sen is an Associate Professor in the MIRAGE Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University as well as an MS and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research interests include algorithms for image synthesis, computational image processing, and computational photography.

REMOVE THE WATERMARK

All Altus downloads, including our SDK, are free for evaluation purposes, but insert a watermark over your render. To remove the watermark, purchase the licenses you'll need to get your project finished quickly.

If you want to say goodbye to expensive, slow 3-D renders, check out what Altus can do.