NOVEMBER 15, 2002, 9:00EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. Quantum3D has announced that the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) has purchased its Facets real-time 3D models in support of the RNLA's efforts to standardize the models used in visual simulation and training applications.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Quantum3D will deliver more than 200 realtime models representing a wide range of European ground and air ehicles. Models include ground support and combat vehicles, such as the Dutch Leopard 2A5/2A6, and both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Developing accurate and detailed simulations are critical for training, but can be time consuming for developers to create from scratch. Quantum3D Facets are commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) simulation models that are easy for developers to integrate into their applications.
Each ready-to-run Facets model for the RNLA will include multiple synthetic infrared (IR) representations, multiple damaged states, and distributed interactive simulation commenting. Facets realtime models are all delivered with a minimum of three levels-of-detail (LOD) per model, destroyed states, and tri-resolution textures.
"With the growth in visual simulation and training, creation of new models for every simulation just doesn't make sense," said Barlow Blake, vice president of marketing for Quantum3D. "The use of Facets pre-tested real-time models provides developers with lower overall application cost and faster implementation for their applications."
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