Blockchain Tech Could Accelerate Graphics Rendering for VR & Visual Effects
Cloud-based graphics-rendering firm OTOY has introduced RNDR, “a blockchain-based rendering platform that leverages a distributed network of idle GPUs to render graphics more quickly and efficiently,” making the process of rendering and streaming virtual reality (VR) scenes easier for all users. RNDR is now announcing partnerships with blockchain developers zeppelin_os and Decentraland. Senior executives of both companies are joining Hollywood director and producer J. J. Abrams; the founder of Brave and Basic Attention Token, Brendan Eich; and talent agent Ari Emanuel on the RNDR advisory board.
RNDR wants to accelerate an immersive VR future, allowing content creators to crowdsource the power of graphics cards across its peer-to-peer (P2P) network. As VR and augmented reality (AR) technologies become more and more mainstream, the demand for graphics processing units (GPUs) to process complex scenes is growing. To address the challenge of GPU accessibility and affordability, RNDR is building a decentralized and open global rendering system to make high-performance GPU rendering tools readily available to Hollywood studios and everyday content creators alike.
The RNDR Network that OTOY has created will revolutionize the way that entertainment is produced and created — in a similar way to what we have seen happen since the introduction of streaming.
– Ari Emanuel, Talent Agent, RNDR.
As VR and Augmented Reality technologies become more and more mainstream, the demand for graphics processing units to process complex scenes is growing. To address the challenge of GPU accessibility and affordability, RNDR is building a decentralized and open global rendering system. The Render Token (RNDR) platform, powered by the Ethereum blockchain and currently in alpha testing, is expected to be released later this year.