A couple of months back, during the first anniversary of Microsoft’s Direct Ray Tracing API announcement, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Epic partnered together to host an Indie Spotlight contest. The contest involved creating tech demos utilizing Direct Ray Tracing (
This month, NVIDIA announced the winners of that competition, picked from the “dozens” of participants who undertook the opportunity. Each of the winners will receive an NVIDIA TITAN RTX graphics card plus developer support from Microsoft and NVIDIA.
Check out the three winners below:
Attack from Outer Space by Christian Hecht
Christian Hecht is a 3D artist for design company Tendril, based in Toronto. His tech demo Attack from Outer
Diode by Alden Filion
Alden Fillion is a 3D artist based in Kansas City with an extensive game development background. He’s worked on well-known titles like Battlefield 4, Crackdown 3 and Lost Planet 3. In his demo Diode, you infiltrate a castle with a futuristic
LP Trailer by Opus Visual
Opus Visual is an architectural visualization and 3D visual rendering company based out of Houston. Their tech demo LP
All the the winning entries of the DXR Indie Spotlight contest are available for download here.