On January 23, Huawei made a number of new announcements for different smart products. In addition, Huawei also announced the commercial launch of its new ray tracing technology, the Huawei Phoenix Engine for smartphones.
The Huawei Phoenix Engine breaks the limits of traditional ray tracing and introduces a new computing power of ray technology on mobile platforms. This new tech builds core graphics capabilities in terms of image quality and energy consumption and available to integrate through Huawei HMS SceneKit.
The ray-tracing brings innovations in-game image quality, makes reflections of characters on irregular objects such as marbles, and moving objects. The weapons are move real and the detail of the materials are more rich, giving players an immersive experience.
To demonstrate the new ray tracing, Revelation mobile game has integrated the latest ray tracing technology of Huawei’s Phoenix engine, which is the first commercial use of ray tracing technology on the mobile platform.
What is Ray Tracing:
Ray tracing is a rendering technology that can produce very realistic lighting effects. Essentially, an algorithm can trace the path of light and then simulate the way that the light interacts with the virtual objects it hits in the computer-generated graphics.
Huawei Phoenix Engine:
Huawei Phoenix Engine is originated from GPU Turbo graphics acceleration technology and created by teh Fields Lab of Central Software institute of Huawei 2012 Lab.
According to the information, the Phoenix Engine has made a successful venture in ray tracing and super-resolution as well as sampling technology.
Huawei Phoenix Engine designed to share Huawei’s advanced graphics processing technology for game developers, application developers, and indie developers through Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core Scene Kit.
Partners can use Scene Kit’s ray tracing, PBR, animation, and other features to create unique and rich 3D scenes and bring users an immersive experience.
Currently, Phoneix Engine is working with industry partners including NetEase, Unit3D, Cocos, etc. to promote this technology integration and work with developers to bring more realistic and high-quality graphics.
Huawei Phoenix Engine also focuses on the core problems of ray tracing and aims to make technological breakthroughs in terms of faster rendering, better graphics quality, and ease to use.
The Huawei Phoenix Engine is a self-developed multi-layer BVH acceleration structure, multi-tree traversal algorithm, built an efficient and UnBias RT-Core algorithm base and realized the application of real-time ray tracing technology on the mobile through the hybrid rendering pipeline based on Huawei’s hardware capabilities.
The Phoenix Engine also has made significant achievements in sampling and noise reduction algorithms, giving full advantages for multiplexing, time-domain accumulation, and other algorithms reached the lead in convergence efficiency, signal to noise ratio, and other indicators, and strongly supported high-realistic rendering, fast preview and more.
The ray-tracing technology of Phoenix Engine can be used to create the real world in the games to achieve high-quality architectural rendering and cinematics and television renders to improve real-time preview as well as final imaging effects, to make the subject come alone and obtain eye-catching visual effects.
Huawei Vehicle 3D information tech can be used for smart driving, connected vehicles, and IoV
Today, Huawei shared a Vehicle 3D information patent that will bring more accuracy during information acquisition. This patent entitled “Method and Device for Obtaining Vehicle 3D Information” has been approved by the intellectuals.
According to China Intellectual Property Database, Huawei has applied for this vehicle 3D information patent in March 2020. After clearing all examination stages, it has been published with the publication number is CN113435224A in China.
Coming to the patent document, the described method will be suitable for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). Its application scenario includes smart driving, AI connected vehicles, connected smart cars, and more.
Now, let’s move to the method descriptions-
In this method, the essential part includes the observing modules and the target object. At first, the observing module determines the outlines for the target and then predicts the observation or heading angle of the object using previously acquired information.
Therefore, the vehicle system all necessary info of the observation angle or directing angle of the target vehicle. Furthermore, it improves the accuracy of vehicle 3D information retrieval and higher safety measurements.
Three days ago Huawei shares the solar battery patent for smart cars. When the solar battery size expands it reduces the resistance effect of the thin film. The company applied for the patent on 26th May and publishes it with the announcement number CN113421977A. (Read Full Story Here)
Yunsheng – Huawei’s first virtual human [Video]
At Huawei Connect 2021, Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei CLOUD and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service spoke about Huawei Cloud, officially announced the first virtual human, Yunsheng. That’s not it, Yunsheng joined Huawei Cloud as the first virtual human employee. Zhang introduced Yunsheng under Huawei CLOUD’s digital content product line.
According to the information, in the YunSheng word, the Shen part of the word sounds sheng and derived from traditional Chinese. The meaning of this word translates as a musical instrument.
Huawei has developed YunSheng by using AI Automatic modeling, AI Voice drive, and AI rendering acceleration. These three technologies helped Huawei to form a perfect virtual human. During the official introduction, Yunsheng introduced Huawei Cloud use cases in a different and funky manner.
Aside from this information, Huawei has not revealed any additional aspect of the work of YunSheng in the company. However, you can check the complete video demonstration of Huawei’s first virtual human at the video linked below.
Previously, we brought you LYSA, as Huawei’s first virtual person. However, she didn’t announce by the company at any official stage compared to YunSheng.
LYSA is a female character that is designed with digital art consisting of illustration, modeling, digital rendering & high-precision automated generation, and more.
Similar to YunSheng, the characteristic of the model, it looks very lively and the skin texture, expression, eye materials as well as animations feel very real.
Huawei 100W super fast charging launched, recharge battery under 20 minutes
Huawei launched its first phone with 100W super-fast charging – Nova 9 Pro. According to the information, the latest Huawei 100W charger could recharge the 4000mAh battery of this phone in under 20 minutes, faster than ever before.
Huawei self-developed 100W fast-charging solutions that have powerful intelligent computing output. Combined with 5C high-power single cell, multi-electrode combination technology, high energy density, and low discharge loss, this 100W charger brings you a lightning-like charging experience.
The latest charging capability for this Huawei 100W brick charges around 75% faster than Huawei Nova 8 Pro that has a 66W Super charge and comes with the same capacity battery.
This charger supports maximum super-fast charging 20V/5A, compatible with 11V/6A or 10V/4A or 10V/2.25A or 4.5V/5A or 5V/4.5A super-fast charging, compatible with 9V/2A fast charging.
On the other hand, the 66W charger supports 11V/6A super fast charge, compatible with 10V/4A or 10V/2.25A or 5V/4.5A super fast charge, compatible with 9V/2A fast charge.
The Nova 9 Pro uses a dual VC + ultra-high thermal conductivity graphene three-dimensional heat dissipation system. The heat dissipation capacity is increased by 6% compared with the previous generation.
The new solution can quickly sense the heating area and immediately cool down. The superheat dissipation ability allows you to feel the continuous calm and comfortable playing experience, which helps to keep the phone cool down while taking photos, videos, and playing games.