OptiX 7.2 Release

Greetings! Version 7.2 of the OptiX SDK has been posted.

Some of the highlights in this version are:

  • Specialization
  • Validation Mode
  • AOV (layered) Denoising
  • On-demand texture loading source library
  • Automatic AABB computation of instances & motion blur!

We’ve added a little more detail in a blog post: https://news.developer.nvidia.com/the-nvidia-optix-sdk-release-7-2/

And a lot more detail in the GTC talk “What’s new in OptiX 7.2”. GTC attendees can view the replay here: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/session-catalog/?search=A21134

OptiX 7.2 requires a driver numbered 455 or higher.

Download Link: https://developer.nvidia.com/designworks/optix/download
Release Notes: https://developer.nvidia.com/optix/downloads/7.2.0/releasenotes
Documentation: https://raytracing-docs.nvidia.com/ (Don’t forget that you will also find the OptiX 7.2 programming guide & API reference PDF files in the OptiX 7.2 SDK download.)

Additional Resources:

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

May your shaders shine!


David.

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