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Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0: Tool helps developers to use raytracing

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

Geometry and ray tracing tool for developers

The accelerated shift from rasterization to ray tracing requires a change in the way developers should organize model geometries in scenes, AMD said. Of the Radeon Ray Tracing Analyzer 1.0 is intended to help studios and game developers in the future better understand this change and identify areas in these scenes that need to be optimized, the manufacturer continues. Using the graphical tool, developers should now get 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 gear structures?
  • Do my gear structures overlap, and if so, how much?
  • How many gear structures do I use?
  • Have I set the correct build/instance flags for my acceleration structures?
  • Is there redundant information in my gear structures?
  • Is the geometry in my BLASes as aligned as possible?

Radeon Ray Tracing Analyzer 1.0 – AMD

Using the Radeon Developer Panel that comes with the Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0, it is possible to log all the acceleration structures in a scene with a single click of a button and then have them run and analyzed accordingly.

Image 1 of 5 The Radeon Raytracing Analyzer 1.0 is available as a free part of the comprehensive Radeon Developer Tool Suite for Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems as well as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and supports the graphics APIs DirectX 12 and Vulkan. 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) and Linux (.TGZ) are now available for download. They provide more information project page on the developer platform GitHub and the official documentation. The editors would like to thank community member “ETI1120” for pointing it out.

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