After ATI Cinema 2.0 tech-demo and Intel Ray Traced Quake Wars, it’s NVIDIA’s turn to show a demo of ray tracing. The following image shows NVIDIA’s fully interactive GPU-based ray tracer running at up to 30 fps at HD resolution (1920×1080).
Read the complete article here: NVIDIA Shows Interactive Ray Tracing on GPUs
Here are some screenhots of Black Edition of Ruby: AMD’s brand-new Cinema 2.0 based tech-demo shows the fight of Ruby against a robot.
More screenshots here: Ruby 2.0: Screenshots and video of the new Radeon tech demo.
Tommti-System has released a patch that allows ATI users to run the NVIDIA Medusa demo(GT200) on Radeon-based graphics cards.
Applying the patch
* download the Medusa demo and install it.
* download the patch on Tommti-System and copy the patcher.exe into Medusa\bin directory
* run patcher.exe – Medusa.exe and MedusaLoading.exe will be patched and backed up
* now you only new a nvcpl.dll file from a nvidia driver and copy the nvcpl.dll into Medusa\bin
Getting the nvcpl.dll
* download an nvidia driver (You can check the 175.80 leaked driver here)
* extract all files
* open a command promt and go to the extraction directory
* run expand nvcpl.dl_ nvcpl.dll from the command line
* now you have a nvcpl.dll in the exctraction directory, copy it to Medusa\bin
More info about Medusa tech demo HERE.
The Medusa demo is a NVIDIA’s interpretation of the legendary snake-headed woman who’s venemous gaze turned her victims to stone. You’ll see we’ve taken a few liberties on this mythological tale.
- Full cinematic short story rendered in real time featuring multiple characters in a complex environment.
- Emotional character facial animation implemented with “texture buffers” allowing for unlimited blend shape combinations.
- Realistic character rendering with multiple passes for shadows, skin shading, depth and color accelerated with “stream out”.
- Dynamic stone “grows” through the generation of geometry on the GPU using “geometry shaders”.
The chinese site it168 published some high-resolution screenshots of NVIDIA’s new GT200 Medusa tech demo: