Professional-Quality 3D Asset Library for Research Launched by NVIDIA, Amazon Lumberyard, and SpeedTree

By Aaron Lefohn, Director of NVIDIA Research Falcor Rendering R&D Framework Updated for DirectX 12 and Vulkan This morning at SIGGRAPH 2017, Amazon Lumberyard, SpeedTree, and NVIDIA announced ORCA (Open Research Content Archive) a free, open library of 3D assets for computer graphics researchers. This collaboration is a first for the industry as researchers struggle … Read more

Profiling the AI Performance Boost in OptiX 5

By Vincent Brisebois and Ankit Patel, NVIDIA OptiX 5.0 introduces a new post-processing feature to denoise images. This denoiser is based on a paper published by NVIDIA research “Interactive Reconstruction of Monte Carlo Image Sequences using a Recurrent Denoising Autoencoder”. It uses GPU-accelerated artificial intelligence to dramatically reduce the time to render a high fidelity … Read more

Turn Your Selfie Into Realistic VR Avatar

California-based startup ObEN uses artificial intelligence to create a personalized and realistic 3D virtual self with just one smartphone image, and transports your virtual self into any AR and VR environment … Read more

360-degree 8-player ‘Super Mario Bros’

Bringing supersized retro gaming to life, a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Disney transformed the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System into an eight-player immersive game experience in a Swiss nightclub … Read more