OPPO Showcases Ray Tracing and the OPPO Digital Human at SIGGRAPH 2022
11 August 2022, SINGAPORE - Global technology brand OPPO will today wrap up the showcase of its latest industry-leading innovations at SIGGRAPH 2022 held in Vancouver from 8-11 August. Among OPPO’s key highlights at the annual conference include the launch of its new open-source ray tracing technology, the exhibition of its Heterogeneous Computing System and the introduction of the OPPO Digital Human and the OPPO AR Glass 2021.
The exciting innovations OPPO displayed at this year’s SIGGRAPH are:
• OPPO Ray Tracing
OPPO first unveiled its plans for ray tracing technology at OPPO Developer Conference (ODC) 2021. During SIGGRAPH 2022, OPPO announced the launch of new open-source ray tracing technology in the form of its Physray Engine 1.0, which will enable a new generation of visual experiences together with global partners. Meanwhile, the world's first mobile, real-time ray tracing system application created by OPPO, the ColorOS Ray Tracing 3D Wallpaper, will receive an upgrade that OPPO users can download through the OPPO App Store. This will allow users to experience the physics engine powered wallpapers co-developed by OPPO and Tai Chi with amazing effects.
OPPO also demonstrated its latest technical progress in ray tracing with the Physray Engine 2.0 at the event. The new engine integrates more advanced ray tracing capabilities, including OPPO-exclusive ray tracing effects, a global rendering pipeline, and full path tracing. These new capabilities will also be available to all developers in the near future. War Zone, a large action game scene based on the Physray Engine 2.0, was also put on full display to demonstrate the capabilities of full path tracing on mobile.
• OPPO Heterogeneous Computing System
OPPO has long been investing in heterogeneous computing technology to explore heterogeneous software applications using different processing cores. OPPO’s heterogeneous computing technology is designed for performance and power optimisation, helping developers better solve application performance problems and develop programs that run faster and more efficiently.
At SIGGRAPH 2022, OPPO exhibited the latest gaming demos run on its heterogeneous computing system, which migrates all 2D rendering from the GPU to the DSP, reducing power consumption while optimising system load. For high-performance computing, OPPO also introduced its self-developed lightweight and efficient inference framework and demonstrated a video format conversion tool based on the technology.
• OPPO Digital Human
The OPPO Digital Human is OPPO’s self-developed hyper-realistic digital human technology. The technology provides a realistic and unique interactive experience thanks to its life-like appearance and personality built on AI capabilities such as semantic recognition, feature recognition, voice synthesis, lip syncing, and dynamic expressions. The OPPO Digital Human has been designed to continually improve its intelligence through ongoing AI training, allowing it to one day undertake roles currently only performed by humans, such as roles in customer service.
• OPPO AR Glass 2021
First introduced at OPPO INNO Day 2020, OPPO AR Glass 2021 is the company’s second AR glasses concept product. It features a split design that is nearly 75% lighter than its predecessor, making it more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. It incorporates a unique Birdbath optical solution which increases contrast by 53%, brightness uniformity by 98% and pixels per degree by 40% compared with its predecessor, delivering sharper and more refined images. OPPO AR Glass 2021 offers the industry’s first end-to-end AR language translation feature powered by a range of patented computer vision technologies, supporting translations between languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean.
Dr Hongyu Sun, Head of the OPPO Seattle Engineering Team, shared, “The quality of mobile graphics rendering is on the verge of taking off. The new generation of mobile hardware and various advanced rendering technologies will bring unprecedented fidelity for mobile graphics in the next few years. OPPO is investing heavily in this territory and we were happy to share our latest progress with SIGGRAPH audiences this year. I hope you enjoyed the ray tracing, heterogeneous computing platform, path tracing, AR glass, and physical rendering demos we prepared for SIGGRAPH.”