Blue Brain Portal


Blue Brain’s Brayns interactive ray tracing can highlight areas of the circuits where cells touch each other and where synapses are being created. In combination with ‘global illumination,’ which uses light, shadow, and depth of field effects to simulate photo-realistic images, this technique makes it easier to visualize how the neurons function. Brayns provides an abstraction of the underlying rendering engines, so that the best possible acceleration libraries can be used for the relevant hardware. As a minimalistic library that allows optimized ray tracing rendering of meshes and parametric geometry, Brayns makes it possible to use the best rendering engine depending on the case.