Vortex Studio’s vehicle and equipment simulation platform can now be easily connected to Epic Games’ real-time game engine for high-quality simulator development.
Montreal, QC, November 21, 2019 — CM Labs Simulations, Inc. today announced the upcoming release of a new integration—Vortex® Studio for Unreal Engine—connecting Vortex Studio and Unreal Engine. It is now easy to connect Epic Games’ Unreal Engine with the extensive feature set of Vortex Studio, a realistic and real-time multi-body simulation platform for vehicle and equipment simulator deployment.
Available in December 2019, the free software integration developed by CM Labs will allow developers to effortlessly publish and connect simulations built in Vortex Studio with an Unreal Engine workflow. This makes for a powerful, interoperable toolkit ideal for those integrators and design teams looking to develop simulations for applications; such as virtual prototyping, driver-in-the-loop testing, operator training, and simulation-based training of AI.
“The integration with Vortex Studio connects the best of both worlds. It allows for a seamless integration of Vortex Studio’s high fidelity simulation toolset and Unreal Engine,” said Sébastien Lozé, Industry Manager, Simulations at Epic Games. “CM Labs has provided a way for engineers and simulation experts to easily combine the tools needed to generate high-quality, high-fidelity machine system level simulations with operational scenarios built in Unreal Engine.”
In particular, the Vortex Studio and Unreal Engine integration allows development teams to take full advantage of the rich visual and scenario development pipeline of Unreal Engine with a workflow that supports mechanical and systems engineers in order to:
- Build and test vehicle and equipment in real time multi-body simulations
- Quickly integrate hardware-in-the-loop, such as control systems, motion, haptics, etc.
- Connect in real time to model-based systems engineering tools such as Matlab Simulink
- Build, validate, and optimize simulation performance through the dedicated editor and remote debugger interfaces.
On Display at I/ITSEC
To highlight the advantages of combining the two platforms for simulation-based training purposes, CM Labs has constructed a combined Vortex Studio and Unreal Engine based VR driver-trainer that will be on display at I/ITSEC 2019 (December 2-6 —Orlando, FL) on the Epic Games booth, #2161.
This multi-sensory simulator (visuals, motion, haptic, and auditory feedback) features a fast-paced, military-themed exfiltration scenario. Drivers will have the opportunity to engage a Ricardo US Army FED ALPHA vehicle in a series of maneuvers that highlight Vortex Studio’s feature set. The vehicle simulation was developed and validated as part of the NATO Next-Generation Reference Mobility Model project. It demonstrates how high-fidelity, validated models can now be the standard for driver training, resulting in no-compromise learning outcomes and soldier preparedness.
“This software integration is one example of how CM Labs is committed to supporting integrators and engineering teams,” said Lisa Barbieri, VP of Marketing & Customer Experience, CM Labs. “By making it easier to leverage and connect the best tools available, teams can create stunning, immersive, fully transferable experiences in the workflows they know.”
Vortex Studio for Unreal Engine will be available through the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Register here to be notified when the source code and plugin are available to download.
To arrange a demo at I/ITSEC 2019, make a request on the CM Labs’ I/ITSEC 2019 webpage.
CM Labs’ Chief Innovation Officer, Arnold Free, will be presenting more details at the I/ITSEC Innovation Showcase (booth #2588). His talk, titled Driving Simulator Development with Vortex Studio & Unreal Engine, will be held Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30 PM.
About Unreal Engine
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About CM Labs Simulations Inc.
For over 20 years, CM Labs has provided physics-based simulation capabilities that set the industry standard for interactive 3D simulation and visualization. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides real-time simulation capabilities for training, mission rehearsal, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing.
Vortex Studio customers include CAE, FMC Schilling Robotics, Honda, L-3, Liebherr, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Volvo, and over 100 other leading companies and academic institutions.
Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.