Advanced skin rendering
NVIDIA launches a survey in order to improve the next generation of PhysX tools and SDKs. Survey respondents will be able to win a GeForce GTX 280.
More info here: Physics Developer Survey.
NVIDIA has published a new presentation about PhysX. This 62-page paper includes a presentation of PhysX as well as an overview of APEX (Adaptive Physics EXtensions) a library built on top of the PhysX SDK. The paper talks also about the license fees: PC Binary SDK Free for both Commercial AND Non-Commercial use. This is a good news for Demoniak3D 😉
NVIDIA has at last released the NVAPI. NVAPI is NVIDIA’s core software development kit that allows direct access to NVIDIA GPUs and drivers on all windows platforms. NVAPI provides low-level control over GPU features not typically found in graphics APIs, such as management of SLI, driver control, overclocking.
Nvidia unveiled some interesting data about its progress on CUDA and GPGPU-enabled processors. During the Nvidia Editor’s Day Spring 2008, the company’s CTO disclosed that more than 70 million CUDA-enabled graphics chips (beginning with the GeForce 8-series) have shipped to date. According to David Kirk, Nvidia sees 350.000 CUDA-enabled driver downloads every week, while more than 60.000 CUDA SDK downloads were reported.
Enlighten is an SDK for computing indirect lighting from arbitrary complex direct lighting.
More info here.