Real time ray tracing

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cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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A revolution is about to arrive in computer games, and amateur and smartphone video:

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52541218

In Hollywood, special effects have used ray tracing for a decade. For an important sequence, computers could churn overnight for a single frame. To do this for games in real time, you need to condense that to 1/60th of a second. Processing speed has now caught up to the task.
 

nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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Ray Tracing is old (cpu based BRL-CAD) tech that needs to set a high total performance bar to compete with the latest rasterization “Rendering Engine” GPU technology.
 
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