ResearchVR Podcast - The Science of Virtual Reality

033 - Rendering challenges of Virtual Reality with Dominic Eskofier from NVIDIA

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This week on ResearchVR we dig deep into the magic behind rendering of VR - where and how can we save performance in extremely demanding virtual reality. We are happy to welcome again on our podcast Dominic Eskofier, NVIDIA's Manager for Europe and beyond.


Here is a list of most prominent issues we've talked about:

  • differences for VR GPU pipeline
  • improvements in Maxwell & Pascal series of GPUs
  • KPIs of graphical performance for VR
  • Motion-to-photo latency
  • GPU memory importance for VR
  • VR Works - importance and implementation
  • spatial audio through optical raytracing
  • addressing lens distortion
  • asynchronous time warp
  • VR SLI
  • GP-GPU - general purpose GPU calculations
  • CPU vs GPU
  • Quadro GPUs
  • NVidia for 360 videos
  • light field displays
  • eyeray render
  • cloud computing
  • NVIDIAs haptics engine


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We are three Cognitive Scientists discussing Virtual Reality and Cognitive Research, Industry News, and Design Implications! We actively research different aspects of the field, and are involved in various companies related to the topic of VR. With this podcast, we hope to use our commentary to bridge the gap between news and established science. We break down complex topics, discuss the current trends and their economical impacts, and broadcast our views on VR. Tune in and enjoy!

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