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Chaos Group Labs Releases Free GPU Rendering Guide


SOFIA, Bulgaria - June 14, 2016 - Today, Chaos Group Labs releases a free GPU Rendering Guide that offers an in-depth look at key trends, best practices, and future breakthroughs. Highlighting the pros and cons of CPU and GPU computing, along with V-Ray GPU rendering tips, the guide is a practical and comprehensive resource for artists and designers.

The 61-page guide features over eight years of research and insights gained while developing GPU rendering capabilities in V-Ray - one of the only production renderers to be optimized for both CPUs and GPUs. Contributors include: Chaos Group Labs Director, Christopher Nichols and Chaos Group Lead GPU Developer, Blagovest Taskov.

The rise in GPU rendering comes at a time when 3D artists are asked to produce content faster than ever before. Additional demands for improved quality, higher frame rates, and resolutions of up to 18K in VR, have left artists looking for any computational boost they can get. Advancements in high-bandwidth memory, lower latency, and faster chips could help solve these problems. The guide investigates the options.

Additional Topics Include:

  • Moore's Law and the jump to 14nm chips
  • How to select the right GPU

  • Professional vs. gaming GPUs
  • What to expect in next generation GPUs

"It's exciting to see GPU rendering enter the mainstream, and we know artists still have a lot of questions," said Blagovest Taskov, Lead GPU Developer at Chaos Group. "This guide was created to give them the facts, so when they look to the future, they can make informed decisions about their pipelines."

The GPU Rendering Guide can be downloaded now on the Chaos Group Labs Website.

About Chaos Group
Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Chaos Group's physically based lighting and rendering software V-Ray is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company's research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Seoul, and Tokyo. For more information, visit: chaosgroup.com.

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