NVIDIA proves the Moon landings weren't faked with its VXGI technology

NVIDIA caters to the conspiracy theorists with its new Voxel Global Illumination technology, proving the Moon landings weren't faked.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Sep 18 2014 11:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - NVIDIA had some truly impressive technology to showcase during its Editor's Day in the beautiful Monterey Bay in California, where the technology giant proved that the Moon landings weren't faked, thanks to its new Voxel Global Illumination technology.

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Voxel Global Illumination, or VGXI, is dynamic, with 'no baking required' according to NVIDIA. It works on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, and other major engines (in Q4 of this year) and uses one-bounce indirect diffuse, specular, reflections, area lights and much more.

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NVIDIA were bashing conspiracy theorists, as many of them say the Moon landings were faked. Due to the power found in its Maxwell architecture, VXGI comes alive, and is able to do some truly incredible real-time lighting to prove how light was reflecting off of the lunar surface, lighting up various objects, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, as well as the lunar module itself.

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This shot, has the real image side-by-side with the rendered image. I'll let you try and work out which one is which, so let us know in the comments section below.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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