Items tagged with ray tracing

NVIDIA LAUNCHES THE WORLD'S FIRST INTERACTIVE RAY TRACING ENGINENVIDIA OptiX Engine Joins Groundbreaking Suite of Application Acceleration Engines SIGGRAPH 2009, NEW ORLEANS-Aug. 4, 2009- NVIDIA, the leader in GPU computing, today introduced the NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine, part of a suite of application acceleration engines for software developers. NVIDIA acceleration engines make it easy to incorporate valuable, high-performance capabilities into applications, while simultaneously reducing development time.NVIDIA application acceleration engines unveiled at Siggraph 2009 include: NVIDIA OptiX... Read more...
Caustic Reinvents Raytracing for Interactive, Cinema-Quality 3D GraphicsCompany Releases Caustic RT - Flexible Development Platform for No-Compromise Raytracing SAN FRANCISCO - April 20, 2009 - Today Caustic Graphics released CausticRT, the worlds only massively accelerated raytracing system for achieving breakthrough levels of quality in interactive, cinema-quality 3D computer graphics. The Caustic development platform, which includes a raytracing accelerator card and SDK, are now available to qualified developers so they can create new or port their existing 3D applications to Caustic and deliver... Read more...
We just received some breaking news out of SIGGRAPH 2008 that we thought many of you would be very interested in. If you recall, one of the capabilities Intel is touting in regard to their upcoming Larrabee architecture is the ability to perform real-time ray tracing. In the graphics space, ray tracing is a technique used to generate an image by tracing the rays or paths of light as they bounce through and around the objects in a scene. When done right, ray tracing can produce photorealistic imagery because shadows are cast correctly, water and other materials show proper reflections with... Read more...