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by David Chait, posted May 29 2015

Android TV is at the core of the new SHIELD Android TV device, delivering great new experiences on much bigger screens. This blog post introduces developers to Android TV recommendations: what they are, how to make the best use of them for your application or game, and the Android TV recommendation APIs themselves.

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by Monier Maher, posted May 26 2015

The latest version of NVIDIA VXGI 0.9 is now available for download from here. NVIDIA VXGI is an implementation of a global illumination algorithm known as Voxel Cone Tracing. Global illumination computes all lighting in the scene, including secondary reflections of light of diffuse and specular surfaces. Adding GI to the scene greatly improves the realism of the rendered images. Modern real-time rendering engines simulate indirect illumination using different approaches, which include...

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by Lars Bishop, posted May 15 2015

The SHIELD Android TV brings next-generation Android apps, gaming and media content into consumers' living rooms. NVIDIA's Developer Technologies and Tools teams provide developers with a wealth of resources for Android and Android TV application development. These resources include a constantly updated set of tools, code samples, blog postings and developer guides. Developers looking to add Android TV support to their application should take particular note of the following...

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by Monier Maher, posted Apr 16 2015

The latest version of FleX 0.8 is now available for download from here. NVIDIA FleX is a particle based simulation technique for real-time visual effects. Traditionally, visual effects are made using a combination of elements created using specialized solvers for rigid bodies, fluids, clothing, etc. Because FleX uses a unified particle representation for all object types, it enables new effects where different simulated substances can interact with each other seamlessly. The included demo app...

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by Masaya Takeshige, posted Mar 22 2015

What Can You Do With Voxelization? A voxel representation of a scene has spatial data as opposed to the conventional rasterization view (as stored in a render target) which just has a slice of depth value. A voxelized scene can be easily traversed spatially and you can access data from coarse world locations. This enables rendering techniques which require spatial data such as indirect illumination, more convincing ambient occlusion and volumetric light shafts. Also it is also possible to...

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