Let’s face it, voice actors are typically easier to find and won’t cost you as much, but sometimes, the audio track may need a face. Meet NVIDIA’s Omniverse Audio2Face. Put simply, it can generate an animation of a 3D character to match any voice-over track, whether it be for a video game, movie, real-time digital assistants, or just as an experiment. You can make use of the app for interactive real-time applications or as a traditional facial animation authoring tool. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
The free NVIDIA Canvas beta app has been updated, and it offers an incredible real-time painting tool GauGAN to anyone with an NVIDIA RTX GPU. Put simply, artists can utilize advanced AI to quickly turn simple brushstrokes into photorealistic landscape images or just as a tool to speed up concept exploration, thus freeing more time to visualize ideas. This update is powered by the GauGAN2 AI model and NVIDIA RTX GPU Tensor Cores, resulting in increased quality as well as 4x higher resolution. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Priced at just $249, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card doesn’t skimp on features, as it comes equipped with 2nd generation RT Cores for ray-tracing and 3rd gen Tensor Cores for DLSS as well as AI applications. This means gamers can play ray traced games on a 50-class GPU at over 60 FPS. Since RTX-powered ray tracing and DLSS are the new standard in gaming, this budget-priced graphics processing unit makes them more accessible than ever. Read more for the CES 2022 unveil and additional information.
Digital artist Ushio Tokura has built the NVIDIA RTX Winter World in Minecraft, and it goes live today. He used NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPUs, which means that teal-time ray tracing is capable of simulating the physical behavior of real light, enabling reflections, shadows and other effects, to transport gamers to a winter wonderland, complete with the Santa’s grotto experience. Read more for additional screenshots and information.
What happens when you combine NVIDIA Omniverse and its AI-powered Audio2Face application with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5? Realistic digital singing humans of course, or at least in the hands of Anderson Rohr, a 3D artist and freelance video editor from southern Brazil. To create a slightly creepy lip-sync cover of “Bad Moon Rising,” Rohr used his own voice and an NVIDIA Studio system with a GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. Read more for the video showing how it was made and for additional information.
When it comes to emergencies, first responders don’t have much time to think, whether it be a fire or search-and-rescue mission, and that’s why Switzerland-based Fotokite has developed a fully autonomous tethered drone. Called Sigma, it was built using the NVIDIA Jetson platform and specializes in covering the vast majority of situations where first responders need an aerial perspective during an emergency. Read more for a video and additional information.
The XPeng G9 SUV made its debut last week at the 2021 international Auto Guangzhou show in China, and it comes equipped with the high-performance compute of NVIDIA DRIVE Orin to deliver AI capabilities that are continuously upgraded with each over-the-air update. Not only does this vehicle boast the company’s centralized electronic architecture and Xpilot 4.0 advanced driver assistance system for a seamless driving experience, but it’s also compatible with the next-generation “X-Power” superchargers providing charge for up to 124 miles in 5 minutes. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Ever wish you could turn your thoughts into images? Well, thanks to NVIDIA, that is now a possibility. Using the deep learning model behind GauGAN, all users need to do is simply type a phrase and then artificial intelligence generates the scene in real time. You can then add an additional adjective or swap words, and the model, based on generative adversarial networks, instantly modifies the picture. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar was unveiled today and it’s a technology platform designed to connect the company’s technologies in speech AI, computer vision, natural language understanding, recommendation engines as well as simulation technologies. When users create avatars in the platform, they turn into interactive characters with ray-traced 3D graphics capable of seeing, speaking, conversing, and even understand naturally spoken intent. Read more for a video and additional information.
Battlefield 2042 Early Access begins on November 12th, and for those on a PC, ray-tracing is an exclusive feature that aims to improve your gaming experience. When using a GeForce RTX graphics card either on a desktop or laptop, Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion will accurately add shadows where game elements occlude light, whether it be a soldier and a wall or foliage and the ground. Read more for the official PC trailer and additional information.