Volume 33 Issue 11: (December 2010)
Exocortex Technologies, in collaboration with Thiago Costa of Lagoa Technologies, announces the SlipstreamVX smoke, air, and fire simulator for Autodesk Soft-image 2010 and 2011. Patent-pending SlipstreamVX introduces a new method of simulating fluids: explicit turbulence representation. It focuses on interesting aspects of the fluid, the turbulence, wherever it is, and represents it explicitly, opposed to a voxel simulation method that uniformly divides up space regardless of whether anything interesting is happening. SlipstreamVX does not limit fluid simulations to any type of bounding box, and it enables multiple centers of detail and interaction between originally disparate areas of interest. The new release also can simulate the complex, detailed fluid dynamics of smoke and fire in real time and near real time. SlipstreamVX is multithreaded to take advantage of Intel’s Xeon and Core i7 CPUs, increasing the speed of simulation creation and iteration. SlipstreamVX is being distributed with Exocortex’s GPU-accelerated Fury renderer, designed to complement SlipstreamVX with real-time rendering of simulation-centric atmospheric effects and support for depth of field, motion blur, and matte objects. The SlipstreamVX and Fury bundle is now available for approximately $400. A time-limited trial version is available on the Exocortex Web site.
RTT DeltaGen 3D
Realtime Technology AG has upgraded its RTT DeltaGen 3D visualization software to Version 9.6. The latest edition boasts enhanced modules for smoother workflows and improved presentation quality. Users of DeltaGen 9.6 3D visualization software can now examine and modify illumination scenarios in real time. The RTT RealTrace module, offering CPU-based raytracing, including global illumination for impressive visual effects, provides more opportunities for visualizing light and shadow situations. The RTT Ramsis Ergonomics module delivers virtual ergonomics and enables comfort analysis according to NASA standards.Real-time 3D visualizations simulate whether certain body postures are comfortable, while 3D human models aid in early product design phases to realize ergonomic advantages.
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