3DEXCITE DELTAGEN 2018x
IMPROVING VISUALIZATION AND MODEL HANDLING
With each new version, 3DEXCITE DELTAGEN breaks high-end visualization ground and provides users with powerful features that elevate their work. DELTAGEN 2018 builds upon this trend with diverse capabilities that allow it to take advantage of the strength and versatility of the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, while expanding its real-time capabilities, courtesy of High Performance Computing (HPC).
Because you never stop improving your designs and products, DELTAGEN will provide the support and features you need to do your best work. Our advanced render engine, 3DEXCITE STELLAR, keeps you ahead of the curve with advanced lighting and reflection processing that not only improve the quality of your work, but speed it up as well.
In essence, DELTAGEN 2018x allows you to dream bigger and unleash your creativity in bold new ways that will astound even the most critical eye. We have a host of new features we can't wait to introduce you to. Welcome to the future of visualization.
- Groundbreaking 3D visualization
- Real-time Global Illumination
3DEXPERIENCE® platform integration
High Performance Computing (HPC)
What´s new in DELTAGEN 2018x:
Perfect Shadow Baking Effortlessly Achieved
Shadow baking receives a major boost in DELTAGEN 2018x, and can now be calculated up to twice as fast, thanks to the Stellar render engine. An optimized UV unwrapper, specifically designed for shadow map generation, unlocks incredible shadow quality that adds an uncanny level of realism to your models. To further save time, when an update to a model is made, shadows only need to be baked for the part that is added or revised, and all pre-existing shadows will not require recalculation. This streamlined approach treats your workflow to the perfect shadow solution, even when working with PDMXML files.
Lightweight VR Becomes a Heavyweight Contender
To further expand your horizons in this digital content-driven world, DELTAGEN 2018x can now output stereo panoramas with the Stellar render engine. The combination of Global Illumination and Stellar’s Physically Based Renderer invites you to create high-end VR content that can be experienced on any VR ready headset. Stellar’s advanced render settings can also be leveraged to output multiple passes and generate scene variants for use directly in VR experiences. The power of immersive, lightweight VR is in your hands.
Boost Performance Through Model Optimization
Complicated data sets have met their match with DELTAGEN 2018x’s Model Optimizer. Massive performance improvements can be gained through the optimizer’s automatic search and deletion of unnecessary part groups and the reduction of a scene-tree’s depth. Hardware requirements can be further lowered by decreasing the scene’s shape count, which is made possible through the combination of objects with the same material values. Shadow maps can also be combined into large texture atlases to reduce the file count and overhead of unused areas on a shadow texture, which can then be further authored in DELTAGEN 2018x, DELTAGEN HUB, or prepared for VR, AR or other experiences in gaming engines with the 3DEXCITE Direct Unity® plugin.
Polygon Reduction Lowers Model Size And Keeps Quality
A new polygon decimator allows the polygon count of models to be significantly reduced, while preserving their high visual quality. When used in conjunction with the Model Optimizer, data quickly and easily is made ready for gaming engine plugins to create stunning desktop, mobile, immersive experiences and beyond.
SUPPORT OF XPDMXML FILES FOR 3DEXPERIENCE®
Your CG workflow is instantly streamlined and upgraded with DELTAGEN's native support of XPDMXML files straight from CAD software. Further linking DELTAGEN to the power of the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, you can now directly import CAD files that include model parts with NURBS, UVs, materials, metadata and complete assembly structures, thus simplifying your processes and letting you focus more on the work you love, and less time worrying about file compatibility.
ACCELERATED REFLECTION CALCULATION AND NATIVE GONIOMETRIC LIGHTING
Our 3DEXCITE STELLAR renderer is now more powerful than ever, thanks to its enhanced ability to process reflections, and its native support of goniometric lights. Thanks to DELTAGEN 2018x's STELLAR update, you can now define the parts of the model you want to evaluate reflections for, focusing render time on a specific area and facilitating faster reviews with a single workstation, even in Rasterizing mode.
Enjoy more accurate and beautiful lighting, thanks to DELTAGEN 2018x's support for goniometric lights. Simply customize your lighting settings and import your .ies files directly to DELTAGEN, or adjust the settings in DELTAGEN's Object Editor to achieve unprecedented lighting control in all render modes.
Render passes are now available in DELTAGEN STELLAR and Distributed STELLAR (DSTELLAR). They include: Diffuse, Specular, Refraction, Reflection, Indirect Illumination, Ambient Occlusion, UV, Normal, Depth, Alpha and STELLAR Material ID. Render passes in DSTELLAR extend the capabilities of large content production pipelines that are using distributed rendering.
Save time, effort and achieve better model reduction results with refined jacketing techniques. Define occluders per group or part - rather than by isolating parts one by one - and quickly compare results from different quality settings to determine how to best prepare your data.
IMPROVED AUTOMATIC UNWRAPPING
DELTAGEN 2018x's powerful Automatic Unwrapping feature provides perfect texturing without visible seams, allowing for full material coverage. The result is smooth, gorgeous textures that are indistinguishable from their real-world counterparts. Shadow UVs also feature automatic unwrapping, making your texturing smoother, more inutitive and higher quality with less effort.
See the features in action
- Extended CAD data conversion
- Rapid rendering & scalability
- Automated layer rendering
- Virtual measurements & sections
- Immersive & stereo presentation
- Intuitive product presentation
Extended CAD data conversion. DELTAGEN Converter
Regardless of whether you work together with draughtsmen, product designers or 3D artists: You can open their files simply and directly in DELTAGEN. A multitude of converters ensures that our applications cooperate seamlessly with all established CAD systems.
Alongside useful functions, such as the automatic correction of surface normals, there are tools available that allow simple structuring of your files.
Rapid rendering & scalability. DELTAGEN Scale
No need to compromise any longer: Now you can render complex scenes at high speed with high-end quality. Scale allows your computer to control computing units in other workstations via a network and thus divide rendering jobs into packages and allocate them to all the available units. This allows optimal resources to be provided for each task and large data volumes can be processed without having to make compromises in terms of quality.
The standard scaling module for DELTAGEN supports up to two GPUs and two CPUs and this capability can be extended to as many as required in order to have a free choice of presentation medium – from individual monitors up to powerwalls. Scale provides breathtaking results, great efficiency and outstanding use of your hardware resources.
Automated layer rendering. DELTAGEN Layercreator
Layercreator automates the rendering of your high-end 3-D visualizations and increases the speed, flexibility and efficiency of your work. You can organize models, environments and effects clearly and simply with image layers. You can edit them individually, create custom combinations and display or hide them.
A push of the button is all it takes for you to output layers of flash films for postproduction as well as for image and film creation in websites or configuration systems. Layercreator enables you to automate and structure your work with flexibility. With a greater range of variants, increased productivity and top-quality images, the proof is in the results.
Virtual measurements & sections. DELTAGEN Analyzer
Make use of the fascinating possibilities provided by Analyzer in order to carry out and produce quick, intuitive and exact geometry analysis, survey measurements and sections. You can determine and visualize all the important information required for the clear and comprehensible presentation of your designs.
This optional measurement module for DELTAGEN can be used to ascertain distances between points or the geometry of objects, as well as to create sections through all desired layers and compare models. Do away with time consuming measurement protocols – Analyzer provides a comprehensive and secure view of all the required information.
Immersive & stereo presentation. DELTAGEN Immersive
Dive deep into the virtual world and experience 3D realtime models created by DELTAGEN in three dimensional space. Explore, test and present your designs interactively from every angle. Put yourself at the heart of the action and make use of a VR helmet or utilize a PC cluster and Scale to provide angularly configured powerwalls and projection environments (CAVEs).
The integrated tracking function transmits your movement to the camera controls, which allows you to navigate through your model and interact with objects. Immersive also allows a dynamic collision detection of animated or tracked objects. In the process, it is possible to access other modules and, for example, start animations, turn variants on or off and create sections. In this way you can make virtual reality part of your everyday work.
Intuitive product presentation. XPLORE DELTAGEN
Facilitate the professional presentation of your realtime scene, whether for product reviews or marketing and sales use cases. The multi-touch navigation tool makes interacting with a scene as easy as browsing a web page with full variant control and a wide array of features. XPLORE DELTAGEN ensures a perfect flow to your presentations and seamless interaction with your audience. Direct control of the scene displayed considerably facilitates validation processes and speeds up decision-making.