Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0 – Tool helps developers use ray tracing


Image: AMD

With Radeon Raytracing Analyzer, AMD is adding a powerful tool to the Radeon Developer Tool Suite that helps developers properly raytrace and organize model geometries. Radeon Raytracing Analyzer aims to answer a series of questions about how ray tracing is used.

Geometry and ray tracing tool for developers

The accelerated shift from rasterization to ray tracing requires a change in the way developers must organize model geometries into scenes, AMD said. Of Radeon Ray Tracing Analyzer 1.0 is intended to help future game studios and developers better understand this change and identify areas in these scenes that require optimization, the manufacturer continues.

With the help of the charting tool, developers should now receive answers to the following questions:

  • How much memory are my acceleration structures using?
  • How complex are my BVHs?
  • How efficiently is my geometry packed into my acceleration structures?
  • Do any of my acceleration structures overlap, and if so, to what extent?
  • How many acceleration structures am I using?
  • Have I set the correct build/instance flags for my acceleration builds?
  • Is there any redundant information in my acceleration structures?
  • Is the geometry of my BLAS as aligned as possible with the axis?

Radeon Ray Tracing Analyzer 1.0 – AMD

With the Radeon Developer Dashboard that comes with Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0, it is possible to record all acceleration structures in a scene with a single click and then generate and analyze them accordingly.

Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0 (Image: AMD)

Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0 is available as a free part of the Radeon Developer Tool Suite for Windows 11 and Windows 10, as well as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating systems, and supports DirectX 12 and Vulkan graphics APIs.

A Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card with a Navi 2x GPU based on the RDNA 2 architecture and the latest AMD Radeon Adrenalin 22.7.1 driver is required.

The versions for Windows (.ZIP) Y Linux (.TGZ) are now available for download. providing more information project page on the GitHub development platform and the official documentation.

The editors would like to thank community member “ETI1120” for pointing this out.

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