It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring filmmaker or a gamer, there is a good chance that you have heard of hardware or software ray tracing.

At the very least, you have probably been taking advantage of the technology and just didn’t know what it was called or what you were using. Whatever the situation is, there is simply no denying that these are two technologies that have changed the game for the better.

Yes, it is true that software-based ray tracing is decades old, but that doesn’t mean that it still isn’t more effective than ever. All that aside, you are probably wondering which is better for you, and that is what you are about to find out.

Ray tracing isn’t  new

The very first thing that you need to understand is that ray tracing isn’t new. In fact, just look around right now. Do you see any objects that are illuminated by beams of light? Now, if you can follow the paths of those light rays back to your eye, you would be looking right at ray tracing.

This is a technique or technology that was first introduced on the market bu in 1969 by IBM’s Arthur Appel. This technology might seem simple and mere, but it is one that takes intensive computing power.

And, this is why the all ray tracing had to be accomplished offline. At least that was until the last year or two. Thanks to the technology available today, ray tracing can now be done online.

Specialized hardware ray tracing

You can ask any expert from the gambling giant judi deposit pulsa and they will all tell you the same thing. It is more than clear that specialized hardware like RT cores makes real-time ray tracing better and easier.

Thanks to the new and innovative RT cores that were introduced last year by NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, gamers and filmmakers from around the world can fire up their PCs and enjoy enhanced ray tracing experiences. Experiences that many thought would be decades or more in the making. It wasn’t until last year that the industry saw major strides.

This is when Microsoft introduced DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API. And, this was excellent news for the industry because it allowed the use of GPUs in ray tracing. This really accelerated ray-tracing algorithms and gave the whole industry new momentum.

Specialized software ray tracing

As you learned above, ray tracing is not new. In fact, it has been around since the 70s. There are even tons of specialized software programs available that can help people generate near photo-realistic computer images.

Some of these programs are even available online to download for free, while others are available in a commercial application.

This software will give individuals the ability to take CG works and blend them with real-life scenes. In fact, this is something that movies and TV producers do daily.

Thanks to these software programs, people from all around the world simulate and track every ray of light produced by a light source.
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