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News 2019-11-28

I/ITSEC 2019: Drive Mars Rover at UNIGINE Booth

UNIGINE team will take part in the international exhibition I/ITSEC 2019, to be held in Orlando (USA, Florida), December 2nd to 4th. Especially for I / ITSEC we have prepared new demos. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to drive a Mars rover or land a rescue helicopter on the oil platform.

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News 2019-09-04

UNIGINE Adds Support For Varjo VR-1 Headset In The 2.9 SDK Release

The UNIGINE team has successfully integrated the Varjo VR-1 headset in our 3D Engine. The VR-1 is one of the most advanced HMDs currently available on the market. The helmet features full eye tracking with sub-degree accuracy, and it’s complemented by the Bionic Display, a human-eye resolution screen that features a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree.

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Devlog 2019-08-19

UNIGINE 2.9: C# Components, Better Shadows, SSSSS, Dome Screens Support And Much More

At UNIGINE we make it a point to deliver timely and useful updates, as we want our customers to be always satisfied with the user experience and graphical performance of our engine.

For this reason we’re excited to present our latest update, UNIGINE 2.9, which made improvements over a huge variety of features. We worked on the graphical quality, we improved performance, we developed new scripting tools. We even added new demos and samples! 

An overview of all the major features in this release is available below. For the full changelog, make sure to check out our developer portal.

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News 2019-07-18

UNIGINE Team Participated in IMDS-2019

UNIGINE team participated in the Ninth International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS-2019) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was held on July 10–14. The event is one of the world's leading exhibitions in the maritime and shipbuilding industry. 

The exhibition extended to more than 15,000 square meters with 353 companies from 29 countries, new marine technologies were showcased at outdoor stage and in the water area of the Gulf of Finland. The show brought together 50 official delegations from 36 countries. More than 46 000 specialists shared their experience regarding shipbuilding, navigation, communications, and control systems, naval aviation, new materials and advanced technologies.

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News 2019-07-15

Explore New Vegetation Features in UNIGINE 2.8

Vegetation plays a huge role in different scenarios: outdoor scenes, architectural visualization, and even aircraft simulations. In UNIGINE 2.8, we introduced a number of improvements to our greenery look more immersive and convincing. Here we’d like to share our progress on the visual quality of vegetation objects: trees, bushes, grass, etc.

  • Better Impostors with Depth Texture
  • Updated Subsurface Scattering (SSS) for Leaves and Grass
  • Natural Tree Topology with Angle Fade and Rotate Normals Options
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing

Check the video preview from the upcoming demo and see a short breakdown of the latest features!

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News 2019-07-09

New Video Tutorial: Physics

Unlike many other engines using third-party solutions, UNIGINE has its own built-in physics module. It is capable of simulating different types of physical interactions and impacts. The module provides support for gravity and collision detection, friction and bouncing, buoyancy and two-way water interaction, joints with motors and springs, procedural destruction, external physical forces, etc. Moreover, thanks to the support of double precision coordinates, planet-scale virtual worlds with correct physics can be created.

Check out our new detailed video tutorial and learn how to create dynamic physical objects and empower your virtual worlds with life-like physical effects.

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News 2019-06-25

UNIGINE Visited International Paris Air Show

UNIGINE team visited the world’s largest aerospace event — International Paris Air Show held at Le Bourget from 17 to 23 June 2019. This 53rd Salon traditionally gathered participants from worldwide aerospace industry who represented their innovative technological solutions.This year the event was the biggest ever and welcomed a record number of exhibitors and visitors.

Key figures of the Salon:

  • 2,453 exhibitors from 49 countries
  • 125,000 sqm of exhibition space
  • 316,470 visitors  
  • 140 aircraft presented, including 36 in flight presentation
  • 140 billion dollars’ worth of contracts signed
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News 2019-06-19

New Video Tutorial: Water

We know that lifelike-looking and physically correct water simulation with complex behaviour is crucial for many projects. That’s why UNIGINE provides geometry waves with a correct Beaufort scale 0-12, ship wake waves, caustics effect, shoreline simulation, and underwater mode out-of-the-box.

Moreover, we are going to introduce the real-scale round planet Earth solution soon with bathymetric data added, therefore, physics simulation in UNIGINE is as close to reality as possible.

Check out our new detailed tutorial covering the basics of creating lifelike water in UNIGINE. Learn all the available features, options, and effects, visualize a realistic virtual environment, and raise your simulator to a new level of immersion!

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Devlog 2019-05-01

UNIGINE SDK 2.8

UNIGINE SDK 2.8 has been released! We continue to push the boundaries of visual realism with the latest rendering improvements. And a huge pack of various features and updates have contributed to overall engine performance improvement and reduction of spikes.

Key Changes

  • Redesigned asynchronous data streaming to.

  • Improved utilization of multiple CPU cores throughout the engine.

  • Cached shadows optimization.

  • Various vegetation improvements.

  • Better reflections with additive blending and occlusion clipping.

  • UnigineEditor’s transformation.

  • Major IG Template update.

These and other updates are already available.

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News 2019-04-18

UNIGINE Visit to LIMA 2019

UNIGINE team recently came back from the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 held in March 26-30 in Malaysia. LIMA is well-known for the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region. This year it attracted participants from Australia, Belarus, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S.

One of our valuable customers Ikramatic Systems SDN BHD demonstrated its simulation solutions powered by UNIGINE SDK for pilots training. The company has developed several flight simulators for the Government of Malaysia including helicopters and fighter jets. At LIMA they introduced a Flight Training Device (FTD) based on Swiss made Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft designed to meet FTD Level 7 of FAA Standard. The system comes with full-sized PC7 cockpit and 5-channel visual system covering 256° x 40° field of view.

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Press-Release 2019-04-12

Superposition Benchmark 1.1: Free VR to Everyone

UNIGINE released the updated version 1.1 of its remarkable Superposition benchmark with unlocked free VR mode for the Basic edition, and improved GPU detection.

The original 1.0 version was released in April, 2017 and became popular for its top-notch visuals powered by UNIGINE 2 Engine, extreme hardware stability testing and accurate results. Superposition continued a GPU benchmark series preserving the legacy of already widely spread Heaven and Valley.

Updated version of the Superposition Benchmark is available for free download from benchmark.unigine.com

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Press-Release 2019-03-05

Autonomous Flying Cars Will Be Trained in UNIGINE Virtual Worlds

According to general estimates, autonomous vehicles will become a part of our common landscape by the early 2020s. Big companies and start-ups are involved in the rapid race for flying cars to provide the best solutions.

But one of the main challenges for the autonomous vehicles to be released to the skies is that they must be safe. Searching for a way to ensure safety in various weather and emergency conditions, the founders of the Swiss company Daedalean decided to develop a universal software solution for an advanced autopilot to be used in eVTOLs. For their project, the Daedalean team chose UNIGINE 2 Sim to render test scenarios for computer vision and deep learning components.

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