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proliferazor 06-07-11 12:22 AM

Ray tracing on your PC!
 
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cudart/
Open source :)

http://sourceforge.net/dbimage.php?id=307773

http://www.gamedev.net/index.php?app...91;height]=768

wysiwyg 06-07-11 01:53 AM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
i dont think theres a need for that in games now, those chess peices look like ray tracing i saw before graphics accellerators game along


RT done on the atari ST= http://saberblock.blogspot.com/2011/...ng-part-2.html

frenchy2k1 06-07-11 12:24 PM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
Pv-ray has been doing that for 20 years (not on cuda renderer though):
http://hof.povray.org/

HiCZoK4 06-07-11 03:59 PM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
any orher ray tracing/renderers demos or samples? I love those thing. ohh physics demos too.
Anything?

HiCZoK4 06-07-11 04:02 PM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
found this http://www.povray.org/download/#binaries
looks like 1990s renders. And I dont know how to rotate camera:P

jeffmd 06-08-11 02:24 AM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
haha good ole povray. I remember downloading that.. in my smoking hot mosaic browser. Was kinda slow on my 486sx, but it supported my video 7 chipset!

Not that I ever DID anything with it.. I just told it to render the sample files. ^^

frenchy2k1 06-08-11 07:18 PM

Re: Ray tracing on your PC!
 
PovRay still is the reference for Ray Tracing.
Not much has changed in 20 years in ray tracing. Algorithms are still the same and as such, the renders also are the same. It still have some advantages on the triangle renders used for current 3D and a lot of down sides.

It's all done on CPU for example...


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