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What is Raytracing?

December 20, 2021
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Raytracing Watch Dogs: Legion

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Ever noticed the glow of London’s neon lights reflected in a puddle in Watch Dogs: Legion?
Or the soft shadows cast by Yara’s lush jungle vegetation in Far Cry 6?

Welcome to the realm of raytracing! The interplay of light and shadow is a vital part of creating a realistic, immersive world that players can lose themselves in.

Join Team Lead Programmer Stephanie Brenham as she shares what raytracing is all about, and discusses the impact of reflections, shadows and global illumination.

Watch the video below to discover how art and tech meet to bring our worlds to life!

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