Faster GPUs and real-time raytracing are making it easier for engineers to enable visualization throughout the design process.
Once a feature available only in dedicated render-ing programs, real-time rendering is now almost a standard feature in 3D design software. Autodesk Fusion 360, an integrated CAD-CAM-CAE suite, offers as part of its design documentation tools.
Visualizing detailed 3D scenes is a standard practice in filmmaking and game development, but less so in design and engineering. However, now that the use of simulation to develop autonomous robots and vehicles is increasing, real-time rendering of scenes (of roads and highways or factory interiors, for example) could become more common.