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NVIDIA VXAO: Voxel Accelerated Ambient Occlusion is simply the highest quality ambient occlusion available in PC games today. VXAO’s world-space algorithm offers superior images, smoother response to camera movement, finer details and better accuracy than screen-space solutions.

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VXAO will run on DX11-capable GPUs, but is not intended to replace screen-space implementations for mid-range or budget platforms. For most games in development today, a gamer would want to see VXAO as a high-end option for those who have invested in the latest GPUs, while NVIDIA HBAO+ remains an excellent ambient occlusion solution for less luxurious systems. At left, a rendering using VXAO in a modified version of Unreal Engine 4 (image courtesy of Epic Games).

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Key Features

  • World-space Ambient Occlusion algorithm.
  • Superior image quality, smoother response to camera motion than screen space techniques.
  • DX11 implementation.
  • VXAO is included as part of the NVIDIA VXGI library.
© NVIDIA, 2016
DetailsVXAO is part of NVIDIA VXGI global illumination technology, download the VXGI package below.
PlatformsPC
DependenciesDX11
EnginesUE4 (GitHub)
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