More Research Required Before Ray Tracing Practical for Games

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Netram

I still don't understand ray tracing, all it seems to offer is real time reflections and soft shadows at a ridiculous performance and hardware cost, can someone list me what this new technology offers and why I should be exited?

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bholstege

Here is a link to a blog post I wrote about it:

http://www.randomcomputerstuff.com/2008/08/16/enough-raster-i-want-ray-tracing/

 


The quick version is it is much easier to code realistic engines, and scales better.

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PhynaeusClaw

@bholstege: Not too shabby. Nice, concise writing.

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