At Autodesk University: AI, VR, Virtualization and the Future of Making Things

Enter to win an NVIDIA SHIELD TV or Quadro P5000 at the NVIDIA booths.
by Anuj Aggarwal

NVIDIA technology is powering the latest engineering tools and design applications at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this week. We’re forging with Autodesk new trends in AI-powered design, robotics, immersive VR and virtual applications — underscoring the conference’s theme of “The Future of Making Things.”

NVIDIA is bringing AI and machine learning to design, and transforming design workflows in unbelievable ways. Stop by our booths E100 and F106 to see how:

  • New AI-based denoising capabilities in NVIDIA OptiX speed up the image resolution process required to visualize designs or characters. This dramatically increases a creative professional’s ability to interact with content. At AU, we’re showing OptiX 5.0, available later this month, running Windows with the NVIDIA Quadro GP100 to accelerate the removal of graininess from images, and GPU-accelerated motion blur for realistic animation effects.
  • Autodesk generative design software with NVIDIA GPUs in Autodesk’s Cloud runs simulations on numerous design scenarios and allows for massive exploration of the design space, empowering designers and engineers to truly leverage computational capacity to aid them in design and problem solving.
  • Cambridge Consultant’s “Vincent AI” lets you pick up a stylus and sketch out a few lines, and watch, in real time, as the application turns your squiggles into art. A generative adversarial network sampled 8,000 great works of art and in just 14 hours of training on an NVIDIA DGX system created an application that takes human input and turns it into something stunning. The software is loaded onto a PC or laptop running an NVIDIA GPU and paired with a Wacom tablet.

To start incorporating AI into your design process, join the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute for a hands-on deep learning lab on Thursday, Nov. 16. The lab covers how to apply deep neural networks to denoise rendered images. The institute will also present a Deep Learning Demystified talk on Monday, Nov. 13, to explore the concepts of deep learning and how to evaluate it for your business. Register now to reserve your seat for the lecture and lab.

Collaborative, Immersive Design Reviews with VR

The NVIDIA booth will showcase a VR architectural simulation workflow with Autodesk Stingray and NVIDIA VRWorks toolkit. Autodesk real-time engine technology delivers real-time design visualizations and interactive VR experiences. It relies on NVIDIA VRWorks’ VR SLI and Single Pass Stereo to help designers to feel the 3D presence of their product or model, see it at scale and identify early opportunities for iterative improvement, saving time and money. Revit Live built on top of their real-time engine technology makes it easy to import Autodesk Revit projects for architectural walkthroughs in VR.

Over in AU’s Future of Making Things Pavilion, our Quadro GPUs will power today’s most demanding professional design and AR/ VR applications. Loads of AR/VR stations — powered by NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs running on the latest VR-capable HP and Dell workstations — will show how AR/VR affects design and manufacturing workflows.

Anytime, Anywhere Mobility

Learn how designers can create from any connected device and location. Running on the NVIDIA Tesla P40 and Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software (vDWS), Autodesk Revit with VRay RT combines real-world design with ray tracing in a virtualized environment. Multiple sessions can run off of one GPU. Revit Live rounds out the workflow for quick reviews with clients.

Learn more in one of the many AU classes featuring NVIDIA technology and solutions.

Turbo-charged 3D Printing

NVIDIA’s GVDB Voxels SDK eases the complexity of 3D printing workflows by offering a platform for large-scale voxel simulation and high-quality ray-traced visualizations.  Using a 3D model of a statue of a human figure we’ll demonstrate how it also allows for continuous data manipulation throughout the process.

Don’t Go Home Empty Handed

While you’re there, enter to win either an NVIDIA SHIELD TV or Quadro P5000. Stop by our booths and snap a picture of your favorite AI demo and post it on Twitter or Instagram using #AI and #AU2017 and mention @NVIDIADesign for a chance to win. For more details, visit NVIDIA at booths E100 and F106 at Autodesk University and follow us @NVIDIADesign for show news.