If you’ve played a 3D videogame of any kind, you’ve experienced real-time rendering. Real-time refers to the ability to fluidly look and move around, and interact with, a 3D scene. Recent technological leaps in hardware and software have resulted in high-quality, photorealistic real-time imagery.
What are the benefits of real-time rendering?
Lightning-fast real-time rendering makes life easier for architects, designers, and 3D artists. Now, they can explore scenes or models to study the interaction of light, materials and geometry, and make adjustments on the fly.
There’s also no more waiting for renders to complete, and you can generate hundreds of images or an animation instantaneously. This frees up time for creative experimentation and means that you can wait until the very last minute to deliver that project to the client.
While we’re on the subject, real-time rendering also opens up new possibilities for immersive presentation and collaboration. Imagine if your client wanted to look at a building from a particular angle at a particular time of day? With real-time rendering, it’s just a few mouse-clicks away. Or you can collaborate with a colleague to perfect your design, safe in the knowledge that what you see is what you will get.
Why ray tracing in real time?
With ray-traced real-time rendering, it’s possible to interactively explore 3D content in photorealistic quality. Because ray tracing simulates the physical properties of light, it’s possible to simulate many optical effects, including reflection and refraction, scattering, soft shadows, depth-of-field, motion blur, ambient occlusion and indirect lighting.
How does Chaos support real-time rendering?
Chaos’ real-time rendering solution is Chaos Vantage, a ray-traced pre-visualization and scene exploration tool, based on V-Ray 3D rendering software. The incredible technology behind it utilizes NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs and it’s built to handle massive projects with zero preparation time to offer a real-time fully ray-traced experience.