NVIDIA reveals details on some of the tech that will power the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon attraction

Mar 29, 2018 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Thursday March 29, 2018 10:56am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Graphics technology company NVIDIA has revealed a few details about the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon attraction, set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Resort in 2019.

Walt Disney Imagineering has partnered with NVIDIA, ILMxLAB and Epic Games to develop new technology to drive the attraction.

Guests will enter the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, with the on-screen visuals powered by a single BOXX chassis packed with eight high-end NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs, connected via Quadro SLI synchronizing five projectors.

“We worked with NVIDIA engineers to use Quadro-specific features like Mosaic and cross-GPU reads to develop a renderer that had performance characteristics we needed,” says Bei Yang, technology studio executive at Disney Imagineering. “Using the eight connected GPUs allowed us to achieve performance unlike anything before.”

Yang and Principal Software Developer Eric Smolikowski dove into more details during their GTC talk, “Walt Disney Imagineering Technology Preview: Real-time Rendering of a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” and discussed how Disney Imagineering took advantage of the latest NVIDIA technology and the technical modifications they made for the Unreal Engine, which allows eight GPUs to render at unprecedented quality and speed.

You can see a sample of the on-screen visuals from the Millennium Falcon attraction at the NVIDIA website.

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TikibirdLand12 days ago

His meandering post said something to the effect, "Loved Star Wars Land but the ride was too short". A buddy asked him what he thought of the Millenium Falcon. His response was, "What Millenium Falcon?". Apparently, he rode Star Tours and went to Launch Bay and never thought to check the map to find Batuu. If true, I hope this doesn't represent the regular DHS visitor!

MisterPenguin12 days ago

OMG. A video I can't skip ahead or speed up. It was torture. I had to click away from that meandering mess since he couldn't get within a galaxy of the point he was going to make. I'll just assume that his embarrassing admission he was leading up to was being associated with such a bad website.

TikibirdLand12 days ago

Even with all that space, some vloggers can't even FIND BATUU!

Animaniac93-9812 days ago

And yet, despite all that space, there's still nowhere to sit down and hardly any shade. 😕

yensidtlaw196913 days ago

I'll never forget my first visit to Batuu - it was at Disneyland. And if you think the amount of open space is unfortunate at Hollywood Studios . . . Hooooo boy. In the amount of space GE West takes up you could fit Disneyland's versions of The Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones, Big Thunder, The Matterhorn, Space Mountain, and still have room left over for a suite of 3 Fantasyland Dark Rides. I can get behind taking advantage of "the blessing of size" down in Florida to create impressively scaled environments like Pandora and Galaxy's Edge. But considering how chronically low on space Disneyland has been for its entire existence, my jaw dropped seeing that they gave so much of their remaining space over to . . . that. Perhaps my assessment would have been different if Rise had been open at the time of that visit - I've since ridden it several times on the East Coast and it's amazing. But still. The way space is used in GE at Disneyland, and how much of it, was absolutely haunting to witness.

egg13 days ago

How are we in the year of the lord 2022 without a Baby Yoda meet and greet?

TrainChasers13 days ago

Wait... you’re not my father? Oh well.... if I had nickel!

doctornick13 days ago

it took too long but they did offer a reasonable solution today with a 10% discount on the experience.

MoonRakerSCM13 days ago

Customer service my butt. Sheesh Disney.

Demarke14 days ago

Wow, it sure is! I don’t know how you get away with telling someone to go buy one when it’s still advertised as part of the experience!

Joel14 days ago

The carrying case totally didn't figure into the price at all, but it was important enough to be listed in the "Important Details" section of the Savi's page on the website.

VJ14 days ago

Don't worry, it's just a supply chain issue. Disney will totally reverse the change when the supply chain issues are over. Totally.

Notes from Neverland14 days ago

Not a great look.

VJ14 days ago

Wonder how long Disney will use the "supply chain issue" excuse before people finally have enough. Though you'd think people would have already reached that point by now.