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Microsoft DirectX graphics API

DirectX

DirectX is a Microsoft graphics API for the development of real-time graphics that also codifies NVIDIA RTX technologies.

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NVIDIA OptiX

OptiX

NVIDIA’s programmable, GPU-accelerated, ray-tracing pipeline provides a highly scalable rendering solution built around performance and ease of use.

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Khronos Group Vulkan

Vulkan

Vulkan is a new-generation graphics and compute open-standard API created by the Khronos Group that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs.

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Unity platform for making interactive 2D and 3D experiences.

Unity

Unity is a real-time development platform developed by Unity Technologies that’s used to make interactive 2D and 3D experiences.

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Unreal Engine platform for making photorealistic visuals and immersive experiences.

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is a real-time, 3D-creation platform developed by Epic Games that’s used to make photorealistic visuals and immersive experiences.

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NVIDIA OptiX AI-accelerated denoiser

AI-Accelerated Denoiser

NVIDIA OptiX™ is a high-quality, post-processing, AI-accelerated denoiser that dramatically reduces the time to render high-fidelity images that are visually noiseless.

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NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)

Deep Learning Super Sampling

NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is a deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates and generates sharp images.

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NVIDIA Real-Time Denoisers (NRD)

Real-Time Denoisers

NVIDIA Real-Time Denoisers (NRD) is a noise removal technology for image noise generated from lighting, shadow, and ray-traced sources.

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NVIDIA RTX™ Direct Illumination (RTXDI)

Direct Illumination

NVIDIA RTX™ Direct Illumination (RTXDI) automatically renders millions of realistic dynamic lights and shadows.

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NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI)

Global Illumination

NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) renders multi-bounce lighting instantly with accurate indirect lighting.

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NVIDIA Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion Plus (HBAO+)

Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion Plus

NVIDIA Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion Plus (HBAO+) instantly renders realistic shadowing around objects.

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 NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)

Deep Learning Super Sampling

NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is a deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates and generates sharp images.

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NVIDIA RTX Memory Utility (RTXMU)

Memory Utility

NVIDIA RTX Memory Utility (RTXMU) reduces the GPU memory footprint caused by ray tracing.

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NVIDIA Omniverse

Omniverse

NVIDIA Omniverse™ is a platform for real-time design collaboration and physically accurate simulation based on Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) and NVIDIA RTX technology.

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NVIDIA NanoVDB

NanoVDB

NanoVDB adds real-time rendering GPU support for OpenVDB. OpenVDB is the Academy Award-winning, industry-standard library for manipulating volumetric effects.

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NVIDIA PhysX

PhysX

NVIDIA® PhysX® is a scalable, multi-platform physics simulation solution that brings high performance and precision accuracy to industrial simulation.

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NVIDIA WaveWorks

WaveWorks

NVIDIA WaveWorks delivers cinematic-quality ocean simulation for interactive applications.

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NVIDIA Nsight

Nsight

NVIDIA Nsight™ is a collection of applications for building, debugging, profiling, and developing software that utilizes NVIDIA hardware.

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NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL)

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NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL) is a set of tools for quickly integrating physically based materials into rendering applications.

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NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter

Texture Tools Exporter

NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter creates highly compressed texture files directly from image sources.

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NVIDIA vMaterials

vMaterials

NVIDIA vMaterials is a curated collection of MDL materials and lights representing common real-world materials used in design and AEC workflows.

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Ray Tracing in Unreal Engine 4

In this webinar, artists and designers have the opportunity to learn more about ray tracing in Unreal Engine 4. Stay in the Light creator and RTX Unreal evangelist Richard Cowgill walks us through a sample project, explaining how to get great results with real-time, ray-traced reflections, global illumination, shadows, and more.

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Ray-Tracing Essentials

In this webinar, computer graphics expert Eric Haines explains key concepts related to ray tracing. He starts with the use of rays in rendering, compares ray tracing with rasterization, and explains how specialized hardware has accelerated its performance. He then shows how various effects are made simpler or possible with ray tracing.

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Breaking Barriers with Real-Time Design Visualization

Real-time design visualization is here now—ten years earlier than many thought possible. Join leading architectural visualization firm Neoscape, rendering software leader Chaos Group, and NVIDIA to hear how the technology breakthrough of real-time ray tracing will revolutionize visualization.

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Nvidia Rendering News


Upcoming Event: Level Up with NVIDIA: RTX in Unreal Engine 5.1

Upcoming Event: Level Up with NVIDIA: RTX in Unreal Engine 5.1

Join the Level Up with NVIDIA webinar series on January 18. Learn how to leverage the NVIDIA RTX  technology in Unreal Engine 5.1 and ask NVIDIA experts about your game integrations in a live Q&A.

Practical Tips for Optimizing Ray Tracing

Practical Tips for Optimizing Ray Tracing

To achieve high efficiency with ray tracing, you must build a pipeline that scales well at every stage. This starts from mesh instance selection and their data processing towards optimized tracing and shading of every hit that you encounter. Instance data generation In a common scene, there can be far more static than dynamic objects. … Continued

Year In Review: Trending Posts of 2022

Year In Review: Trending Posts of 2022

Marking a year of new and evolving technologies, 2022 produced wide-ranging advancements and AI-powered solutions across industries. These include boosting HPC and AI workload power, research breakthroughs, and new capabilities in 3D graphics, gaming, simulation, robotics, and more. In a record-breaking year, the NVIDIA Technical Blog published nearly 550 posts and received over 2 million … Continued

New Release: NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination 1.3

New Release: NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination 1.3

NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) 1.3 includes highly requested features such as dynamic library support, an increased maximum probe count per DDGI volume by 2x, support for Shader Model 6.6 Dynamic Resources in D3D12, and more.


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