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Can someone explain the difference between IRay and Ray Tracing?

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Can someone explain the difference between IRay and Ray Tracing?

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And hopefully your answer is not I and Tracing.

Thanks, I am waiting to hear someone with an RTX 2080 (ti) and IClone say it is blazingly fast so I can justify shelling out almost as much as my whole computer cost.

I would like to understand the terminology. I have watched a few videos' on Nvidia Ray Tracing (reflections from other light sources bouncing), and 1 now on IRay about DAZ, not sure if that is the same type of plug in. I just want to understand the terminology so I do not sound like the village idiot (again).

Are they both Render engines, and the Ray Tracing is just newer?

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They are 2 different things (sort of...) -- a simple explanation is that Ray Tracing is a generic process/technique that simulates the paths that every light source can take in every direction in a 3D scene and calculates reflections, illumination, shadows, etc for the final rendered image.  iRay is s/w that is just one company's implementation ot that process.



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