Photo-realistic real-time ray tracing demo by Epic Games

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This Star Wars scene showcases Epic Games’ implementation of Nvidia’s new RTX feature. Ray tracing is a rendering process of mapping light rays through an image to create realistic shading, reflections and depth-of-field. It requires incredibly powerful hardware to do quickly and we are only now seeing real-time implementations thanks to Nvidia’s Volta GPUs. Epic will use the DirectX Raytracing API (DXR) to make this feature available to Unreal developers later this year.

wp1 Photo realistic real time ray tracing demo by Epic Games