That’s right, Unlimited Detail Technology can produce some very impressive 3D animations, but it doesn’t require graphics cards, just software. Its creator, Bruce Dell, “gets away with this by acting as a search engine rather than a graphics engine.” Videos after the break.

Rendering huge 3-D worlds like the ones in modern video games would require trillions of points, and rendering that many points per frame is impossible by modern computing standards; the real time demands of games make the idea completely unfeasible.

[via Popsci]