Introducing Vortex Studio 2017c

With Vortex Studio 2017c, create more detailed and life-like simulations, thanks to the faster dynamics calculations enabled by the new Partition Optimiser. Enabled by default in the Dynamics Module, the Partition Optimiser automatically shapes the data before it is fed into the solver, speeding dynamics calculations by up to 40%, with no loss of accuracy.

Vortex Studio 2017c also introduces multiple options for substepping dynamics calculations, for greater accuracy and easier connectivity with software that needs to run at faster iterations.

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Useability improvements

Vortex Studio 2017c comes with a number of usability improvements, including easier-to-configure constraints, plus a new hooking extension that eliminates the need to script hooks and attachment behaviours.

This makes simulating crane and lifting operations with Vortex Studio even easier.

Vortex Studio is now also easier to deploy, thanks to installer simplifications as well as additional tools in the Director panel of the Vortex Studio Player, aimed at making it faster and easier to configure and monitor simulations.

Visualisation improvements

Vortex Studio 2017c’s new Cable Systems feature automatically instances 3D geometries along cable lengths, enabling quick visual modeling of items such as chains, belts or tracked vehicle tracks.

In the Earthworks Systems Module, a new Screen Space Mesh (SSM) feature renders a soil material between particles to create a smooth look for soil, while keeping computations to a minimum.

More advanced anti-aliasing methods have also been added to the application, including fast approximation anti-aliasing (FXAA), multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA), subpixel morphological anti-aliasing (SMAA), and a new method combining SMAA with MSAA.

Support for OpenVR

With support for OpenVR, Vortex Studio now allows the use of certain virtual reality headsets as display devices. Supported devices include HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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