Video Series: Path Tracing for Quake II in Two Months

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/path-tracing-quake-ii/

You wouldn’t know Quake II is now more than 20 years old when looking at the new RTX version. Path-traced reflections, shadows, and dynamic light sources bring the game’s cavernous environments to life. These new lighting techniques produce a more grounded and convincing aesthetic than the fully rasterized look we’ve all become accustomed to in modern…