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News video games 24 May 2019, 12:16

author: Frozen

Here's The Witcher 3 With Almost Ray Tracing

There's a video on the web where we can see how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would look like if it used the ray tracing technology. All thanks to the use of Martha McFly's RT Shader by Pascal Gilcher.

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The interiors look impressive.

User hodilton posted a video on YouTube, in which, on the example of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, he presents the capabilities of an early experimental version of Marty McFly's RT Shader by Pascal Gilcher.

Although Marty McFly's RT has little in common with real ray tracing, it has quite an important advantage, which is mentioned by the author of the solution:

"The benefits of this shader is that it can run on every game and GPU and it’s a step up from regular SSAO. I hope this serves as a sneak peek at what DXR ray tracing can do and why everyone in vfx can’t wait to get real ray tracing for their games."

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Comparison: The Witcher 3 without shader and with shader.

Marty McFly's RT Shader is still in the early stages of development, so there are a lot of graphical issues in the video - especially in outdoor scenes, where there are problems with brightness and color saturation. Currently, only people supporting Pascal Gilcher on Patreon have access to the shader. In the future, when the project develops slightly more, Marty McFly's RT is to be made available to the public.

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