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Physics demos from NVIDIA GTC keynote

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As good tradition, several interesting physical demos were presented during GTC Day 1 Keynote by Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President Content and Technology in NVIDIA.

First one was showing some high-fidelity smoke simulation, with particles interacting fully with characters, producing nice fluid and turbulent behaviour.

Second one, more impressive from our opinion – water simulation inspired by Lighthouse scene from Stanford Computer Science, but this time running in realtime, on one GPU.

Hybrid solver, based on heightfiled fluids and particles – very similar to the one in Raging Rapids Ride – was used.

Of course, those are just technical demos, but they are giving a good glimpse on what future games and future physics engines (PhysX SDK 3.x, anyone ?) may bring us.

Written by Zogrim

September 21st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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13 Responses to 'Physics demos from NVIDIA GTC keynote'

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  1. Impressive news, i like PhysX even more then before, especially heightfield fluids! By the way Lighthouse scene link are broken.

      

    Zealander

    21 Sep 10 at 10:17 pm

  2. Lighthouse scene IS AMAZING !! WOAAH

      

    MicrO

    21 Sep 10 at 10:42 pm

  3. Zealander
    By the way Lighthouse scene link are broken
    My bad – fixed

      

    Zogrim

    21 Sep 10 at 10:42 pm

  4. Thanks for fix , this demo is the best physics one i have ever seen, amazing!!! It would be interesting to know what kind of computer was used for the simulation…

      

    Zealander

    21 Sep 10 at 11:55 pm

  5. Its sad, that these demos probably never will be released to public, like PhysX Wall Destruction demo.

      

    Vojtech

    22 Sep 10 at 12:17 am

  6. Well, dunno about the demo, but at least hi-res screens were promised ;)

      

    Zogrim

    22 Sep 10 at 12:48 am

  7. more videos on lighthouse ?

      

    MicrO

    22 Sep 10 at 4:14 pm

  8. Updated with recorded videos from netbooknews.com
    Interesting, they’ve used our description of the scenes ;)

      

    Zogrim

    22 Sep 10 at 10:11 pm

  9. Lighthouse demo is nice, my eyes almost fall out of my eye sockets :-)

      

    Vojtech

    23 Sep 10 at 2:06 am

  10. @Zealander

    The Lighthouse demo run in stereo 3D on a single unspecified GPU.

      

    Stefem

    23 Sep 10 at 3:15 am

  11. The Lighthouse demo is amazing. It’s interesting to see Nvidia making better and better tech demos.

      

    AquaGeneeral

    23 Sep 10 at 6:51 am

  12. Both physics demos can be seen here: http://livesmooth.istreamplanet.com/nvidia100921/

    Starts at the 20:10 mark.


    The original non-real-time lighthouse demo by Ron Fedkiw: http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/animations/lighthouse.avi

    Source: http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/

      

    infdmp

    23 Sep 10 at 11:13 am

  13. no download link

      

    MrFart

    5 May 14 at 10:28 pm


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