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Advances in Ray Tracing Developer Tools (Presented by NVIDIA)

Aurelio Reis  (Director, Graphics Developer Tools, NVIDIA)

Ivan Fedorov  (Developer Technology Engineer, NVIDIA)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All


As Ray Tracing continues to propel photorealistic rendering to new heights, the tools that drive this development have become more complex and powerful. In this session, we'll look at the improvements that have been made over the past year to tools like Nsight Graphics and Nsight Aftermath that help streamline your workflow and deliver breathtaking experiences to gamers worldwide. For the first time you'll see the brand new Ray Tracing Shader Debugger in action. There will also be a real world example of how the Shader Profiler has helped to profile and optimize complex ray tracing shaders by the NVIDIA DevTech pros.


After this session, developers should have a better understanding of how current NVIDIA Developer Tools can help to debug, profile and optimize their cutting edge game that utilizes ray tracing.

Intended Audience

Graphics programmers and anyone interested in using developer tools to improve ray tracing in a game.

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