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The Developer Conference for the Era of AI and the Metaverse

Conference & Training September 19 - 22 | Keynote September 20

The Developer Conference
for the Era of AI and the Metaverse

Conference & Training September 19 - 22 | Keynote September 20

Learn about the latest RTX and neural rendering technologies, and how they’re accelerating game development.

  • Developer Tools Fundamentals for Ray Tracing using NVIDIA Nsight Graphics and NVIDIA Nsight Systems

    • Aurelio Reis | Director, Graphics Developer Tools, NVIDIA
    • Dana Elifaz | Engineering Manager, Graphics Developer Tools, NVIDIA
    • Jeffrey Kiel | Senior Engineering Manager, Graphics Developer Tools, NVIDIA
    • Uri Shomroni | Senior Systems Software Engineer, NVIDIA

    With the arrival of NVIDIA RTX and real-time ray-tracing application programming interfaces like DXR and Vulkan Ray Tracing, it's easier than ever to create stunning visuals at interactive frame rates. Learn how to use NVIDIA Nsight Graphics to profile and optimize 3D applications that use ray tracing.

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  • Examining the Latest Deep Learning Models for Real-Time Neural Graphics

    • Andrew Edelsten | Technical Engineering Director, NVIDIA

    The blending of graphics and AI continues at a rapid pace. NVIDIA is leading the way with novel research on ways AI can enhance rendering and improve computer games. We'll examine recent announcements on industry-leading technologies, such as DLSS for super resolution and Audio2Face for facial animation.

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  • Getting Started with Ray Tracing Graphics Tools

    • Avinash Baliga, Software Engineering manager, NVIDIA
    • Aurelio Reis, Director, Graphics Developer Tools, NVIDIA

    NVIDIA GPU architectures provide immense processing power for creating jaw dropping computer graphics. To fully harness this power and bring real-time ray-traced photorealistic graphics into reality, developers need the best tools. We'll go through what tools are available to allow you to debug, profile, and optimize your modern graphics application.

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Ray Tracing Partner Ecosystem

Strong collaboration with key partners ensures ray tracing elevates publishers, developers, and the entire gaming industry.

Software Development Kits for Game Developers

Developers need the best tools, samples, and libraries to make award-winning games and visual effects. With NVIDIA SDKs, you get access to the best technology in visual computing to address every component in visual effects, physics, ray tracing frameworks, and more.

Graphics and Performance Based Solutions for Game Development

Light It Up: NVIDIA Ray Tracing Direct Illumination

Imagine a night city scene with streets full of moving cars, people, and bicycles—all illuminated by millions of lights. With NVIDIA RTXDI, lighting artists can render scenes like this in real-time without computational overheads or disruptive workflow changes.


Get Sharper: NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling

Boost frame rates and generate sharper images for your games with NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)—a new deep learning neural network. DLSS gives you the performance headroom to maximize ray tracing settings and boost output resolution.

Game On: NVIDIA Reflex SDK

Game developers can now implement a low latency mode that aligns game engine work to complete just-in-time for rendering. The NVIDIA Reflex SDK eliminates the GPU render queue and reduces CPU back pressure in GPU-bound scenarios. 


Level Up with NVIDIA Webinar Series: Episode 2

Learn about NVIDIA DLSS, DLAA, and Image Scaling in Unreal Engine 5.
October 20, 2022


Level Up with NVIDIA:
RTX in Unreal Engine 5

August 10, 2022
Learn which NVIDIA technologies are integrated into Unreal Engine 5 and how to get started integrating them into your games.

We had an excellent partnership with NVIDIA on Rise of the Tomb Raider. Now, thanks to NVIDIA RTX technology, we are pleased to announce that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will, quite fittingly, feature real-time shadows.

- Rich Briggs, Senior Brand Director, Crystal Dynamics

The NVIDIA RTX platform has given us the opportunity to integrate real-time global illumination into our engine, and specifically our upcoming title, Metro Exodus. This allows us to achieve the most realistic lighting simulations seen in real-time graphics.

- Oleksandr Shyshkovtsov, CTO, 4A Games

The initial integration of Ansel Photo Mode took only a few days. Once we had everything up and running, it was a matter of 2-3 weeks to fix the remaining issues and polish the usability of the tool in the game. Seeing the photographs taken by the community is truly rewarding.

- CD Projekt Red

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