‘You’re on in five, Ms. Uncanny’
Square Enix-owned studio Luminous Productions has released a short tech demo showing off the capabilities of path-tracing technology, to be a featured as part of the studio’s own “Luminous Engine”.
The impressive two-minute clip features a young actor as she sits in a darkly-lit dressing room, applying her make-up. Rendered in real-time on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti processor, the “Back Stage” demo is designed to highlight the shadow, movement, lighting, reflection and emotion captured in the model’s performance. Path-tracing achieves this by unifying all light and shadow effects into a single algorithm, and tracking it in real-time.
“Back Stage is a showcase demo of our work to answer the question, ‘How can you use ray tracing in a next generation game?’” said Luminous Production studio head Takeshi Aramaki. “GeForce RTX graphics cards have power beyond our imagination, and with NVIDIA’s technology even real-time path tracing has become a reality. Together with Luminous Engine and RTX technology, we have taken one more step forward towards the kind of beautiful and realistic game that we strive to create.”