Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our weekly At the NVIDIA studio a series dedicated to selected artists, offering creative tips and tricks, and demonstrating how NVIDIA Studio technology improves creative workflows. We also dive deep into new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU features, technologies, and resources, and how they dramatically speed up content creation.

Content creators can now choose from the GeForce RTX 4080 GPU available from leading add-in card vendors including ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC, as well as system integrators and assemblers worldwide. .

Talented director Casey Faris and his team at Release the Hounds! studio step At the NVIDIA studio this week to share my short sci-fi film, Tuesday on earth.

In addition, the November Studio driver is ready to download to enhance the application’s existing creative features, reduce repetitive tasks, and speed up creative tasks.

In addition, the #WinterArtChallenge continues at NVIDIA Studio – check out some of the featured artists at the end of this post.

Incredible Speed ​​- GeForce RTX 4080 GPU Now Available

The new GeForce RTX 4080 GPU delivers a massive performance boost of up to 1.6x over the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU with third-generation RT cores, fourth-generation Tensor Cores, eighth-generation dual AV1 encoders, and 16GB of memory. enough for editing RAW video files up to 12K or large 3D scenes.

New GeForce RTX 4080 GPU.

3D artists can now work with accurate and realistic lighting, physics and materials when creating 3D scenes – all in real time, without a proxy. DLSS 3, now available in NVIDIA Omniverse Beta, uses RTX Tensor Cores and a new optical flow accelerator to generate additional frames and dramatically increase frames per second (FPS). This improves the smoothness in the viewport. Unity and Unreal Engine 5 will release updated versions soon with DLSS 3.

The new AV1 encoder also accelerates creative video and streaming workflows with a 40% improvement in encoding efficiency, opening up access to higher resolutions and crisper picture quality. AV1 integrates with OBS Studio, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro, the latter via the Voukoder plugin.

The new dual encoders capture video at up to 8K resolution at 60fps in real-time with GeForce Experience and OBS Studio and cut video export time by nearly half. Popular video editing apps have released updates to include this customization, including Adobe Premiere Pro (via the popular Voukoder plugin) and Jianying Pro, China’s top video editing app. DaVinci Resolve and MAGIX Vegas Pro by Blackmagic Design also added dual encoder support this week.

Advanced AI technologies, including AI image generators and new editing tools in DaVinci Resolve and Adobe applications such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro, take creators to the next level. This allows them to think through concepts quickly, helps them apply advanced effects with ease, and saves them from tedious, repetitive tasks. The fourth-generation Tensor Cores used in the GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs help accelerate all of these AI tools, delivering up to 2x the performance of the previous generation.

Expand your creativity and get the GeForce RTX 4080 GPU today. Use this product finder to check retail availability and visit GeForce.com for more information.

Another Tuesday on Earth

Director Casey Faris and the Release the Hounds! The studio loves science fiction. Their short film Tuesday on earth is a tribute to their favorite childhood sci-fi movies, including ET extraterrestrial, Men in Black as well as creatures.

It was difficult “to create something epic, but not path too big a story to fit in a couple of minutes,” Faris said.

Preparation was primarily done through rough sketching on an iPad using the popular digital illustration app Procreate. The team then filmed all the episodes. “We spent many hours in the woods getting eaten by mosquitoes, a lot of time cooped up in a tiny bathroom, and too many lunch breaks at a second-hand store buying parts for a spaceship,” Faris joked.

Do you see what we see? Motion blur effects apply faster thanks to RTX GPU acceleration.

All 4K footage was copied into Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 18 via the Hedge app, which performs checksums to ensure video files transfer correctly and back up quickly.

“NVIDIA is the obvious choice if you talk to any creative professional. There’s never a question if we’ll get an NVIDIA GPU – just which one.” – Director Casey Faris

Faris specializes in DaVinci Resolve because of its versatility. “We can do pretty much everything in one app on one timeline,” he said. “It makes it very easy to repeat our compositions, re-edit and tweak the audio mix – it’s all not a big deal as it all lives together.”

DaVinci Resolve is a powerful, professional-grade software that relies heavily on GPU acceleration to get its job done. The Faris system based on the GeForce RTX 3070 did the job.

Its RTX GPU brought the benefits of NVIDIA Studio to DaVinci Resolve software. The RTX-accelerated hardware encoder and decoder accelerated video transcoding, allowing Faris to edit faster.

Frame adjustments and timeline movement were smooth with little to no slowdown, resulting in more efficient video slot sessions.

According to him, even color grading has been sped up thanks to its RTX GPU.

Color reproduction is faster with NVIDIA and GeForce RTX GPUs in DaVinci Resolve.

The AI ​​features accelerated by the Faris GeForce RTX GPU played a decisive role.

Scene Cut Detection Optimized for RTX GPUs, the feature quickly detected clipping tags in video files, eliminating painstakingly long cleanup sessions just to make manual edits, which is a boon for Faris’ efficiency.

To add special effects, Faris worked on the RTX-accelerated Fusion page in DaVinci Resolve, a note-based workflow with hundreds of 2D and 3D tools to create true Hollywood-grade effects. Such blockbusters The Hunger Games as well as Avengers Marvel were made in Fusion.

Faris used Object Mask Tracking, powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine, to intuitively isolate objects with simple strokes. This made it much easier to disguise the male character and apply a bright purple tint to the background. With the new GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, this feature is up to 70% faster than the previous generation.

“Automatic depth map” based on artificial intelligence in DaVinci Resolve.

In addition, Faris used Automatic depth map AI feature to instantly create a 3D scene depth matte, quickly separating the foreground from the background. He then changed the mood of the homecoming scene by adding ambient fog effects. Various scenes mimicked the characteristics of various high quality lenses, adding blur or depth of field to further enhance shots.

3D animation in Blender.

Even when moving to Blender Cycles for computer-generated imaging, OptiX’s viewport-accelerated RTX ray tracing allowed Faris to create 3D assets with smooth, interactive motion and photorealistic detail.

Faris is grateful for the opportunity to share these adventures with the world. “It’s cool to teach people to be creative and make their own amazing stuff,” he added. “That’s what I like the most. We can do something cool, but it’s even better if it inspires others.”

Directed by Casey Faris.

Faris recently purchased a new GeForce RTX 4080 GPU to further accelerate his video editing workflows.

Check out his thoughts in the video above and check out Faris’ YouTube channel.

Join the #WinterArtChallenge

Enter NVIDIA Studio’s #WinterArtChallenge until the end of the year by sharing winter-themed art on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to be featured on our social networks.

Like @RippaSats whose sky rendering Mysterious Arctic appeals to the hearts and souls of many.

Or @CrocodilePower and its animation Reflectionwhich gives more than meets the eye.

And don’t forget to tag #WinterArtChallenge to join.

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