[Science] Stunningly realistic video game visuals made by simulating light rays – AI

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[Science] Stunningly realistic video game visuals made by simulating light rays – AI


A single frame requires calculations for up to 83 million interactions between light and visual elementsNVIDIA By Andrew Rosenblum“Oh, that looks gorgeous,” drawls an onlooker in a Texas accent, as I guide my fighter through a gloomy, broken-down shack in a video game called Metro Exodus. I’m struggling in hand-to-hand combat with a zombie, so Dmitry Zhdan, who worked on the game, grabs the controls and beats my foe to death with a rifle butt. Zhdan is keen for me to stay alive in this ramshackle structure, as the bright desert sunlight splintering through the occasional …

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