Varjo unveils assist for NVIDIA Omniverse for ray tracing in XR

August 22, 2023 – Varjo, a supplier of professional-grade digital and blended actuality (VR/MR) {hardware} and software program, has just lately introduced that’s combining its blended actuality (MR) and immersive visuals with NVIDIA Omniverse — NVIDIA’s platform for creating unified 3D workflows and Common Scene Description (OpenUSD)-based functions. Varjo said that the mixture of its XR expertise with the Omniverse platform will unlock high-fidelity photorealism and real-time ray-tracing capabilities for XR builders and customers.

In keeping with Varjo, the NVIDIA Omniverse new options and instruments, introduced earlier this month at SIGGRAPH 2023, will deliver numerous new enhancements, together with OpenXR assist, to digital and blended actuality builders. Varjo famous that with its human-eye decision XR headsets and NVIDIA’s Omniverse, builders will be capable of absolutely ray hint advanced, full-fidelity blended actuality knowledge units with thousands and thousands of polygons, bodily supplies, and correct lighting. People and groups will be capable of expertise the info units in immersive environments with out requiring extra time for knowledge preparation.

Varjo demonstrated some extraordinarily spectacular blended actuality ray tracing capabilities utilizing the Omniverse platform in a video highlighting the expertise (proven beneath).

“Actual-time ray tracing is the holy grail of 3D visualization,” stated Marcus Olsson, Director of Software program Partnerships at Varjo. “Graphical and computing calls for made it inconceivable to ray hint true-to-life scenes like these in high-resolution VR till now. With assist for NVIDIA Omniverse, blended actuality builders and customers can have the power to render photorealistic scenes in Varjo XR-3 and unlock ray tracing in blended actuality. The rendering pipeline was constructed to scale nicely on NVIDIA’s new highly effective multi-GPU setups. The mix of Varjo’s human-eye decision {hardware} with the Omniverse platform’s ray-tracing capabilities and next-generation GPUs is a game-changer for blended actuality builders in design, engineering, leisure, and digital collaboration.”

Varjo added that the newest launch of NVIDIA Omniverse will assist the retinal decision Quad View rendering for the Varjo XR-3, the corporate’s highest-fidelity blended actuality headset with over 60 pixels per diploma (PPD) decision. Varjo additional defined that the renderer produces two high-resolution views and two lower-resolution views, that are subsequently mixed by the Varjo XR-3 gadget to offer customers with a excessive stage of realism and immersion.

Initially, the Varjo and NVIDIA collaboration was first demonstrated at AWE USA in June 2023. Throughout a presentation with Basic Motors (GM), Varjo and NVIDIA demonstrated how their blended actuality expertise enabled GM’s design group to expertise their design work in a really lifelike method, serving to the group work extra easily and rapidly on design adjustments.

To study extra about Varjo’s blended actuality expertise, together with its XR-3 headset, click on here. To seek out out extra about NVIDIA Omniverse, click on here

Picture / video credit score: Varjo / Vimeo

Gavril Puskas

Gavril is a educated contributing creator at Auganix. An skilled XR trade information curator, he has been maintaining abreast with the newest AR, VR and tech developments for the final 4 years.

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