Creator | Real Time 3D Modeling Software | Presagis

By: Presagis  09-12-2011
Keywords: 3D modeling

Creator | Real Time 3D Modeling Software | Presagis

Version 4.2.2 - New Features & Enhancements

Creator now offers new features that allow users to create immersive 3D content faster, in order to save time creating models for their simulations:

Creator Scripting with Play-Back Functionality

The new Creator Script is an easy to use scripting capability to access the features and functions present in Creator menus. This capability allows customers to intuitively create a series of custom actions that can be repetitively applied to an object or model when working inside Creator to increase their productivity and reduce the amount of repetitive tasks being conducted.

Additionally, Creator Pro customers can save a significant amount of time by running their custom scripts in batch mode across multiple OpenFlight files.

Enhanced Auto-LOD Capability with Texture Impostering

Leveraging the texture imposter technique implemented in the Creator 4.1 Wizards, this feature enhances the Auto-LOD tool in Creator to allow customers to leverage the function for non-wizard models. The improved Auto-LOD capability will provide customers with the ability to rapidly create lower level LODs with better visual representations and improved runtime performance.

Generate LOD Plus Enhancements

The Generate LOD Plus tool was enhanced to better support creation of lower resolution LODs based on high-resolution geometry. A Simplify Geometry feature was added in order to enable users to easily simplify selected geometry through reduction criteria.

Creator Wizard Enhancements

The Building with Interior Wizard (formerly available as part of the Creator Building module) is now enabled with Creator Pro. Below are some of the additional features and enhancements to Creator Wizards in this latest release:

Increased Format Support for Building with Interiors Wizard

Creator users can now seamlessly export buildings with interiors to the P3D model format for use in VBS2. P3D models are complete with detailed collision representations, including Geometry LOD, Fire LOD, and Path Information so buildings can easily be created and rapidly be integrated in the VBS2 simulation environment.

Support for Industry Formats & Platforms

Creator now offers enhanced features and integration to maintain support for new and existing industry formats:

VBS2/P3D Export Enhancements

The Creator VBS2/P3D export option now include support for geometry, fire, shadow LODs to automatically generate the P3D LODs with appropriate attribution. Three new geometry creation tools, collectively known as Bounds Tools, were developed to allow users to define collision or shadow volumes, as well as low resolution representations of complex geometry.

AI.implant NavMesh Output

Users now have the ability to output NavMesh models and terrains directly from their Creator base license. Navigation Meshes (NavMesh) are three-dimensional representations of the world that Presagis AI.implant uses to control and move characters in a simulation environment. This allows users to rapidly export their Creator models with realistic pathing and collision behaviors to be used seamlessly within AI.implant.

Version 4.1 - New Features & Enhancements

The Creator 4.1 release contains improvements for enhanced productivity, as well as increased support for industry formats, which are described below.

Automated LOD Generation for Creator Wizards

The Bridge Wizard, Building Wizard, and Building Interior Wizards can now automatically create up to three levels of detail (LOD) for the models they build.
The lower-resolution versions of the geometry use a “texture imposter” technique that preserves the visual detail of the model with significantly fewer polygons. 

  • Improved runtime performance through smoother model generation and reduced build time

OpenFlight API Support for 64-bit Windows OS

The OpenFlight API (windows version) was upgraded to natively support 64-bit Operating Systems.

  • Improves ease of use across 64-bit systems.

Additional Wizard Functions

  • Additional controls were added to the Bridge Wizard to allow you to control the curvature of the bridge in both the vertical and horizontal planes
  • The Building with Interior Wizard now allows you to build many new variants for existing roof types
  • Several new controls were added to the Sign Wizard to allow you to change different dimensions (size and spacing, for example) of the signs you build. A Nextbutton was added as well to let you more rapidly build and place multiple signs
  • All of the wizards now allow you to specify FID and SMC values for the polygons they create

Improved Industry Standard Support

VBS2/P3D File Export

The new VBS2/P3D export filter allows users to output their static models directly from Creator to Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) simulation environment.
This feature provides users with a single modeling application to simultaneously output to P3D, OpenFlight, and many other common 3D formats.

Improved KML, KMZ, and Collada Exports for Google Earth v4 and v5

The KML, KMZ, and COLLADA output options were enhanced to support Google Earth v4/v5 with additional constructs for LOD, Switch nodes, Light Sources, and Texture Layers. 

Presagis Product Integration

Upgraded 3D Viewer

The 3D viewer in Creator was upgraded to a Vega Prime 3.0 code base.

  • Provides enhanced 3D viewing capabilities and a common viewer across Presagis products

Enhancements

  • Improved Attribute Search Capability
  • The OpenFlight Script Editor now supports multiple script files open
  • The Analyze Models tool now allows you to automatically fix missing FID/SMC mappings

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