DELTAGEN

3DEXCITE DELTAGEN 2019x

Tap into the Incredible.

Embrace a new level of performance with 3DEXCITE DELTAGEN 2019x. This release includes new enhancements designed to elevate every aspect of a visualization pipeline. Now, users can enjoy extended cloud capabilities with the Dassault Systèmes, POWER’BY strategy. Go seamlessly from the desktop to the cloud for more functionality when creating sales & marketing experiences. Accelerate visual workflows from any CAD/PLM to interactive experience, image or movie, with compatibility to industry-leading software for downstream processes and use-cases.

Key Features:

  • Automated Data Preparation
  • Advanced AI Denoising for Global Illumination
  • Variant Management for complex configuration
  • Improved Model Optimization
  • AXF Support
  • Direct Game Engine Plugins
  • 3DEXPERIENCE PBR

Get to know DELTAGEN2019x.

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Tap into the Cloud.

DELTAGEN and the POWER’BY strategy opens a new creative paradigm when paired with the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. Begin by preparing and preserving product data with DELTAGEN’s robust model optimization features. Then, import the data to the platform and bring it to life. Together, DELTAGEN and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform have simplified many workflow processes, freeing creatives up to focus on the work they love, with less time spent worrying about redundant tasks and file compatibility.

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Be Fast.

Quality takes time. Your software shouldn’t slow you down. Advances in DELTAGEN’s denoising capabilities result in 5 – 10x faster Global Illumination rendering, while simplified lighting definition speeds up scene preparation. GI Lightmap Baking maintains the user’s focus on creating the best real-time interactive experiences. By pre-baking complex shadow maps, lower hardware specifications are required to run experiences – resulting in both cost and time savings.

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Be Automated.

Not all improvements need to be seen to have an impact. Assignment Tables enable the automation of routine tasks like tessellation, unwrapping and polygon reduction. They also automate data conversion, model build-up processes and support lightweight model-prep for use in AR/VR experiences, while maintaining visual fidelity.

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Be Light.

The improved Polygon Reducer fine-tunes the trade-off between visual quality and polygon count with a new Preview Mode. It’s now easier than ever to lighten a model’s polygon count while preserving its realistic appearance.

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Be Flexible.

Direct plugin capabilities for Unreal®, Unity® and Maya® makes DELTAGEN a wise choice for preparing model data for use in high-end VR or gaming applications; while also accounting for full configurability using the Variant Switcher.

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Be Smart.

Supercharge any visualization pipeline. Emancipate creative workflows from hardware constraints. Eliminate redundant tasks and tackle model complexity with automation. Create unforgettable Marketing experiences and don’t look back.

Whats new in DELTAGEN 2019x

Variant Manager | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Product configuration and personalization is a must-have requirement for Color and Trim, Perceived Quality Reviews, as well as premium Marketing campaigns. DELTAGEN has long supported the creation and management of variants for configuration or image and animation production. Updates to the 2019x version provides out-of-the-box Marketing and Sales configuration functionality, enrichment, management, and even variant control, via Direct Plugins, for Unreal®, Unity® and Maya®.

DELTAGEN 2019x also adds a standalone Variant Switcher that preserves and fully utilizes variants in Unreal®, Unity® and Maya®, making it easier than ever to create personalized product experiences. Create all relevant options in the Variant Manager, and rest easy with the knowledge that they will be preserved – in the game engine gateway tools – for easy placement in Marketing experiences and Sales configurators.

Assignment Tables | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Leverage the power of automation with Assignment Tables. Tessellation, Unwrapping, Material Assignment and Polygon Reduction can now be configured to run at specified settings, via Assignment Tables, with the push of a button. Settings can also be standardized and reused for model updates and cross-product data preparation. This saves additional time whenever new or updated models are introduced. Assignment tables can also be executed in DELTABATCH, to further simplify and enhance model preparation.

DELTAGEN 2019x contains powerful Artificial Intelligence and GPU-based denoising capabilities for lightmap rendering, interactive GI rendering and final Marketing image output through Render Export.

All supported output types use advanced algorithms to intelligently denoise and reduce render times.

This results in more realistic and vivid imagery than ever before, while hardware requirements are lessened, saving not only time, but money as well. Advanced AI Denoiser speeds up GI rendering output at higher levels of quality in DELTAGEN by 5 – 10x.

Material Libraries | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Building and managing the materials of global configured Master Models is a challenge, due to the sheer amount of materials and textures required. DELTAGEN 2019x comes packed with material management enhancements that speed up workflows and reduce the time spent on repetitive work.

The Advanced List View enables an efficient overview of materials and their usage in a scene. New filter mechanisms allow users to simply filter for material type, favorites, missing textures, usage in variants and many more aspects. Multi-Material Editing enables the editing of the same values on multiple materials at once and gives an efficient overview of different values.

3DEXPERIENCE PBR Materials | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

DELTAGEN 2019x introduces the new Stellar material type: 3DEXPERIENCE PBR. This material type delivers high-quality materials and a resourceful appearance setup. It also enables the highest consistency between Dassault Systéms’ applications and renderers, such as: the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3DEXCITE DELTAGEN and SOLIDWORKS Visualize. This synergy brings generous cost and time savings, through the reduction of effort to optimize materials per engine, render method (Rasterizer, GI, WebGL) and media channel type.

Global Illumination Lightmap Baking | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Real-time interactive experiences are not only stunning to look at, but they also require heavy duty hardware. DELTAGEN 2019x leads the way once again, with resource-saving tools that can relieve some of the strain that intensive experiences need in order to scale. Global Illumination Lightmap Baking can prebake shadows, and do all the heavy lifting upfront. Now, when an experience is run, the shadows are already in beautiful, rendered form, and are ready to function in an experience in a minimally impactful way.

Polygon Reducer | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Optimizing models for real-time interactive experiences reveals a tricky balance between maintaining visual quality, and outputting models that are lightweight enough for immersive experiences. DELTAGEN 2019x’s updated Polygon Reducer includes a preview mode that allows the user to monitor the model quality while the number of polygons are reduced. This leads to more effective model optimization, while maintaining incredible quality.

Game Engine Gateways | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Once a product model has been optimized in DELTAGEN 2019x, it’s ready for the big time – print images, animations and interactive experiences. We are pleased to announce that a Direct Unreal® Plugin is now available, which complements our existing Direct Unity® and Direct Maya® Plugins. Users can seamlessly import product-correct master models into Unreal®, without additional data prep. Models leverage the power of game engines for unmatched immersive experience results. Direct Unreal®, Unity® and Maya® also sync effortlessly with our standalone Variant Switcher, for additional configuration control.

AxF | DELTAGEN 2019x | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

DELTAGEN 2019x now supports Xrite Appearance eXchange Format (AxF™), a system-independent, industry-standard material capture and storage file type. The AxF allows captured materials to retain excellent consistency along every stage of the product lifecycle, from design & development to manufacturing & marketing. Physically correct appearances provides a lifelike look and feel, which functionally supports 2D or 3D Sales and Marketing visualizations and experiences.

DELTAGEN DNA

Shadow baking receives a major boost in DELTAGEN and can now be calculated up to two-times as fast, with 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 product models. To further save time, when an update to a model is made, shadows only need to be baked for the added or revised part, all pre-existing shadows don’t require recalculation. This streamlined approach complements a workflow with the perfect shadow solution – even when working with PDMXML files.

To further expand horizons in this digitally driven world, DELTAGEN can output stereo panoramas with the STELLAR render engine. The combination of Global Illumination and STELLAR’s Physically Based Renderer supports the creation of visually unmatched VR content that can be ported through 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.

3DEXCITE DELTAGEN 2018x Model Optimizer | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Complicated data sets have met their match with DELTAGEN’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 reduced by decreasing the scene’s shape count, by combining objects with the same material values. Shadow maps can also be aggregated into large texture atlases to reduce the file count and overhead of unused areas on a shadow texture. Aggregated shadow texures can be authored further in DELTAGEN & DELTAGEN HUB. They can also be prepared for VR, AR or other experiences in game engines using the 3DEXCITE Direct Unity® plugin.

The 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, directly import CAD files that include model parts with NURBS, UVs, materials, metadata and complete assembly structures. Simplify processes and focus more on the work you love, and less time worrying about file compatibility.

3DEXCITE DELTAGEN 2018x Polygon Reducer | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Significantly reduce the polygon count of models without losing visual quality using the new polygon decimator. When used in conjunction with the Model Optimizer, data can be quickly and easily prepared for gaming engine plugins to create stunning desktop, mobile, immersive experiences and beyond. Further extend the significance of all digital assets with this new functionality.

3DEXCITE DELTAGEN DSTELLAR | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

Render passes are also 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.

3DEXCITE DELTAGEN Automatic Unwrapping | DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXCITE

DELTAGEN’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.

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.

DELTAGEN Plug-In Modules

Enhance the DELTAGEN functionality with highly specialized modules for your individual use case.

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.

No need to compromise any longer: Now you can render complex scenes at high speed with high quality. Scale allows the 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 focuses optimal resources on 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; this capability can be extended to as many as required in order to have flexibility with the presentation medium – from individual monitors up to powerwalls. Scale provides breathtaking results, great efficiency and prime utilization of hardware resources.

Layercreator automates the rendering of high-end 3-D visualizations and increases the speed, flexibility and efficiency of your work. Organize models, environments and effects easily with image layers.Edit them individually, create custom combinations and display or hide them.

A push of the button is all it takes to output layers of flash films for postproduction, for images andfor film creation in websites or configuration systems. Layercreator enables users to automate and structure work with flexibility. With a greater range of variants, increased productivity and top-quality images, the proof is in the results.

Make use of the possibilities provided by Analyzer in order to carry out and produce quick, intuitive and exact geometry analysis, survey measurements and sections. Determine and visualize all the important information required for the clear and comprehensible presentation of designs.

This optional measurement module for DELTAGEN can be used to ascertain distances between points or the geometry of objects, and to create sections through all desired layers to compare models. Do away with time consuming measurement protocols – Analyzer provides a comprehensive and secure view of all the required information.

Dive deep into the virtual world and experience 3D realtime models created by DELTAGEN in three dimensional space. Explore, test and present designs interactively from every angle. Make use of a VR head mounted displays or utilize a PC cluster and Scale to provide angularly configured powerwalls and projection environments (CAVEs).

The integrated tracking function transmits movement to the camera controls, which allows subjects to navigate through the model and interact with objects. Immersive also allows a dynamic collision detection of animated or tracked objects. In the process, access other modules and, for example, start animations, turn variants ‘on or off’ and create sections. With this approach, making virtual reality part of everyday work is intuitive and feasible.

Present the realtime scene professionally – for product reviews or marketing and sales use cases. Multi-touch navigation 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 presentation scenario and seamless interactions with an audience. Facilitate validation processes and speed up decision-making with direct control of the scene being displayed. XPLORE elevates a product presentation directly from a tablet or mobile device.

Our Customers Trust in DELTAGEN

3DEXCITE technology has allowed us to close the gap between engineering and the marketing world. Scaling a very complex train configurator project into something suitable for a large audience - internal and external to the company - was very successful.  DELTAGEN offers huge flexibility when working with the master model and represents a key activity of Alstom.

Luigi Lugaro, PLM & I4.0 Italy Project Manager | ALSTOM