Caustic Reinvents Raytracing for Interactive, Cinema-Quality 3D Graphics
Company Releases Caustic RT – Flexible Development Platform for No-Compromise Raytracing
Raytracing duplicates the natural physics of light, creating stunning images by meticulously tracing the path of light to and throughout any given scene. Light rays naturally scatter in many different directions (incoherent rays), and tracing and shading them requires memory access to many disparate parts of the scene, a previously impossible caching task. CausticRT is based on a breakthrough algorithm that addresses this issue and organizes incoherent rays into a data flow that takes advantage of the full computational power of CPUs and GPUs.
“CausticRT does not displace a GPU or CPU in a graphics system, rather it acts as a co-processor that traces rays and schedules the results in a manner that allows GPUs or CPUs to shade them as efficiently as they do with rasterization,” said
“A breakthrough in raytracing would have a tremendous impact on our customers, allowing them to significantly shrink design cycles, communicate concepts quickly at a highest level and get designs to market faster,” said
The release of CausticRT includes the CausticOne(TM) raytracing accelerator card and the CausticGL(TM) programming API. CausticGL is a programming API based on OpenGL. CausticOne is an optional co-processor that works with CausticGL. It unlocks the ability of your GPU/CPU to efficiently shade and allows it to render stunning 3D imagery up to 20 times faster than it can today. A supporting SDK includes documentation, access to the support portal and knowledgebase, and a one-year subscription to hardware and software updates, as well as technical support. For details go to http://caustic.com/caustic-rt_intro.php.
The first product being ported to Caustic is Brazil(TM) from graphics innovator SplutterFish. Caustic Graphics recently acquired SplutterFish in order to fully demonstrate Caustic implemented in a production renderer and allow the company to document and streamline the process for other developers.
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The CausticRT platform is US
About Caustic Graphics
Caustic Graphics, creators of CausticRT, is reinventing raytracing and changing how interactive cinema-quality 3D graphics are produced, used, and enjoyed. The company is headquartered in
SOURCE Caustic Graphics