Epic Games showcases the Unreal future of graphics with real-time ray tracing in Star Wars
Over at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Epic Games hosted a State of Unreal presentation to demonstrate future improvements to its graphics engine. The biggest highlight for most people will likely be the company’s real-time ray tracing showcase, featuring a cute elevator scene from the Star Wars universe. But there was also a spookily realistic lizard-like alien called Osiris, voiced and animated by the performance of Gollum actor Andy Serkis, and a photorealistic “digital human” named Siren.
The Star Wars scene was designed to show off the various real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that can be achieved with ray tracing. Nvidia just announced real-time ray tracing, dubbing it Nvidia RTX, as a feature of its next generation of graphics cards, and Epic Games is among the first to offer support for the same. This rendering technique has been “a dream of ..Read More