GTC Digital: Crafting a Real-Time Path-Tracer for Minecraft RTX

At GTC Digital, NVIDIA engineers, in collaboration with Microsoft, revealed how they crafted a real-time path tracer in Minecraft with NVIDIA RTX technology.

The talk gives a high level overview of the implementation, as well as more details about the denoising techniques used in the project. 

“We can see that the algorithm is conceptually very simple,” said Jakub Boksansky, a development technology engineer at NVIDIA who delivered the presentation.

“The key here is to find ways to extend and optimize this basic algorithm (seen on the right in the image above),” Boksansky said. “To get all the features you want without noise, denoising is a very important part of the path tracer implementation.”

Watch the first five minutes of the presentation here:

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