After a long strange spring, we are pleased to announce the release of the OptiX 7.1 SDK.
The top OptiX 7.1 highlights:
- Added curves as a new type of geometric primitive
- Improved the Denoiser
- Increased instancing limits
- Several new device exceptions were added to catch common errors
This blog post covers the highlights of the changes: https://news.developer.nvidia.com/optix-sdk-7-1/
There is a video from GTC that goes into more depth on curves and demand loading: https://developer.nvidia.com/gtc/2020/video/s21904
Download Link: https://developer.nvidia.com/designworks/optix/download
Documentation: https://raytracing-docs.nvidia.com/ (Also you will find the OptiX 7.1 programming guide & API reference PDF files in the OptiX 7.1 SDK download)
Keith’s getting started blog post: https://devblogs.nvidia.com/how-to-get-started-with-optix-7/
Detlef’s OptiX 7 Advanced Samples: https://github.com/NVIDIA/OptiX_Apps
Ingo’s Siggraph 2019 course notes: https://gitlab.com/ingowald/optix7course
Happy Ray Tracing!