Nick Schoeps, senior engineer at MotoCzysz let us in to some secrets during his presentation at Nvidia’s GTC conference last week.
The Portland, Ore., firm’s latest goal is to create a hyper-aerodynamic bike capable of setting a new land speed record. Constant improvements and refinements of every aspect of the motorcycle will get them there.
This builds upon a history of winning some of the most prestigious races for electric-drive and conventional motorcycles three years in a row.
So what helps MotoCzysz maintain their lead?
The Quadro GPU lets MotoCzysz use SolidWorks to see every detail of a bike, without lag, and tweak the design as needed. Meanwhile, the Tesla GPU processes ray-tracing from Bunkspeed Pro and performs all the rendering and simulations in the background.
Not long ago, it took days and multiple machines networked together to be able to output a 32 megapixel image to the screen. Now with a single machine from Exxact Computer, with 4 Nvidia Quadro cards, you can plug a 1920×1080 display to each output and literally within minutes be displaying a 32 megapixel image all at once. It is something to behold. Here’s an example of just that at the Exxact Computer booth at the Nvidia GTC conference showing an image rendered at 8K x 4K in Bunkspeed by Brian Hillner for Kia’s CrossGT concept car. No compression, no loss of quality. Each of these displays could just as easily been projectors.
There’s lots of buzz about 4K video right now. 4K projectors, 4K displays etc. Here’s an example:
We just got back from a very exciting 2013 Nvidia GTC conference. Some of our very best friends were there presenting how they use Bunkspeed in their workflow. Fascinating presentations explained how Bunkspeed software is used to quickly produce super high quality visualization, speeding up their business.
Nike KD V rendered in Bunkspeed. Nike uses super fast high quality visualization in the design process to speed up their business.
Overall, Bunkspeed and Nvidia’s GPUs have enabled Nike to not only come up with more creative shoes over the years but to do it more quickly, cheaply, and to produce more of them every year with a shorter development than ever before.