Today at SIGGRAPH, the world’s largest gathering of computer graphics experts – NVIDIA founder and CEO, Jensen Huang discussed the hot topic of AI and accelerated computing as well as major updates to NVIDIA Omniverse, acceleration for Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD), as well as three new desktop workstation Ada Generation GPUs.
RTX: The Next Generation
In addition, NVIDIA has launched three new desktop workstation Ada Generation GPUs – the NVIDIA RTX 5000, RTX 4500, and RTX 4000. Each delivers the latest AI, graphics, and real-time rendering technology to professionals worldwide. Featuring third-generation RT Cores with up to 2x the throughput of the previous generation, users are able to work with larger, higher-fidelity images in real-time, helping artists and designers maintain their creative flow.
NVIDIA’s Omniverse, a platform for 3D design collaboration and world simulation, received major upgrades in applications including the Omniverse USD Composer, which lets 3D users assemble large-scale, OpenUSD-based scenes, and the Omniverse Audio2Face, which now includes multilingual support and new female base model.
A Modern-Day Picasso
During SIGGRAPH, Shutterstock announced their use of NVIDIA Picasso to train a generative AI model that can create 360 HDRi photorealistic environment maps. Autodesk also announced that they will integrate generative AI content-creation services – developed using foundation models in Picasso – with its popular 3D software Autodesk Maya.
Make sure to listen to Jensen Huang’s SIGGRAPH keynote for additional details.
August Studio Driver Delivers
All these updates and more will be supported by the newest Studio Driver – including the latest release of XSplit Broadcaster 4.5, which adds AV1 live streaming support for YouTube – GeForce and NVIDIA RTX 40 Series GPU users can stream in high-quality 4K 60 frames per second directly to YouTube Live. Streaming in AV1 with RTX GPUs also provides 40% better efficiency than H.264.
Stepping In the NVIDIA Studio this week is artist Andrew Averkin to show how AI played a role in his process in building a delightful cup of joe for his Natural Coffee piece. Averkin roasted up some brew-tiful artwork using the NVIDIA Omniverse USD Composer app and his GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.
But wait, there’s more! NVIDIA Studio #StartToFinish community challenge is still running! The challenge runs through the end of August, so make sure to use the hashtag to submit a screenshot of a favorite project featuring its beginning and ending stages for a chance to be featured on the @NVIDIAStudio and @NVIDIAOmniverse social channels.