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NVIDIA RTX ray tracing lands in Minecraft
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:28:48 PM »
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RTX Lands in ‘Minecraft,’ World’s Best-Selling Video Game

It’s official: with its inclusion in the beloved world-building game, real-time ray tracing is mainstream.

That was fast. Last year real-time ray tracing was the graphics industry’s science-fictiony future. Now it’s coming to Minecraft, the ubiquitous game where players of all ages and backgrounds come together to build amazing virtual worlds.

A game update will bring real-time ray tracing to the world’s best-selling video game — with over 176 million copies sold — NVIDIA and Microsoft announced Monday at Gamescom in Cologne.

A peek at the result is stunning. Soft shadows lend their magic to caves and nighttime environments. Reflections bring the game’s ubiquitous water to life. Refractions and scattering effects transform everything from glass to glittering diamonds.

The game’s blocky world — once Minecraft’s creative community gets its hands on this — will never be the same. And now the tens of millions who start out gaming in Minecraft will demand nothing less.

Together, NVIDIA and game developer Mojang are adding path tracing, an advanced form of ray tracing, to the Windows 10 version of the game. The technique simulates the way light moves throughout a scene.

Link: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/08/19/rtx-minecraft/

Minecraft and NVIDIA RTX
Minecraft and NVIDIA RTX


Minecraft and NVIDIA RTX
Minecraft and NVIDIA RTX


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August 20th Update: To demonstrate the potential of Minecraft ray tracing, we’ve created some HD textures with realistic properties. For instance, in the video and images below you can see shiny walls realistically illuminated with multi-colored light from other blocks, wood and slate that react to light and shadow as they do in the real world, and water surfaces that accurately reflect their surroundings.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnAAcJhaAAM
Article: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/minecraft-rtx-trailer-screenshots-partnership/

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