December 17, 2014
Virtalis has shipped the newest version of its Visionary Render platform. This software allows users to create files in a real-time, interactive virtual reality (VR) environment from large 3D data sets. General improvements included in this release include user interface refinements, memory usage optimization, a new floating licensing system and updates to scripting with added math and vector libraries.
For rendering, version 1.1 now has new controls for Scene Management. The Automatic Level of Detail feature enables strategies for managing large models. Overlapped Culling allows rendering to be shared across multiple CPUs. With Deferred Render, users can have more control over data appearance. Added Logarithmic Z support eliminates Z fighting when objects in the scene conflict.
The company has added texture mapping and model optimization tools for appearance control. There is also tighter integration with Revit, Inventor and other Autodesk platforms.
“I am exceptionally proud of what the Virtalis R&D Team have managed to pack into Version 1.1,” said Andrew Connell, technical director at Virtalis. “From floating licences to capped sectioning, Version 1.1 represents an enormous advance in 3D rendering technology. In further developing our ground-breaking VR software, Virtalis is grateful to its beta testers: Raytheon, AMRC, Vestas, Rolls-Royce and BAE.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.