BEND, OR, USA, May 13, 2021 – Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, today announces that 3D Interaction Technologies (3DIT), a Dresden, Germany-headquartered specialist in real time 3D visualizations, is using HOOPS Exchange to build fast, reliable 3D CAD data access into its innovative Govie software platform – the Govie Editor.
Combining aspects of 3D games and movies, Govie is a new medium that merges the freedom of gaming surroundings with the organized scenery of a video, helping to present 3D models in a more understandable way. At any time, the user can interrupt the filmic presentation and interact with the 3D model in real-time. With the help of interactive features, the user can manipulate the model on screen as desired by rotating it, zooming in and out, adjusting its position, clicking on touch points to reveal further details or information, and much more.
These capabilities make Govie an ideal tool for the presentation of complex information, allowing end users in a wide variety of industries – from education and architecture, to industrial machinery – to easily communicate complex designs, processes, or other information to experts and non-experts alike.
Taking Advantage of Robust and Reliable Data Translation
In order to create the manipulable 3D model, end users must first upload source material into the Govie Editor platform. This can be 3D graphics models, in particular GLB, technical drawings or 360° photographs, but is oftentimes a CAD model.
HOOPS Exchange, a new key component of the HOOPS Platform that handles data translation and delivers access to over 30 CAD file formats through a single interface, is key to ensuring that Govie can handle the widest variety of source files.
“We’re allowing end users to take a very technical file, which may have been created in a complex CAD package, and make that information easier to digest,” said Henry Wojcik, Founder & CEO of 3DIT. “With HOOPS Exchange, we can support the needs of a variety of industries, all of whom use different systems and CAD file formats – allowing them to simply upload them as they are and to transfer into a non-CAD highly performant web-3D model.”
Once the source material is uploaded, the platform applies virtual materials and material effects to the object, to make a photo-realistic copy of the original. Then, interfaces are applied to the 3D model that make additional information – such as cost or pricing details, notes, or other data – readily accessible.
One of Govie’s biggest strengths is its ability to take viewers on a journey, whether that’s by offering a virtual 3D walkthrough of a building that has yet to be constructed or by showing what a complex piece of machinery would look like in action.
“If someone sends you an interactive model, what aspects are you supposed to focus on or explore?” said Wojcik. “There’s no guidance. Likewise, if someone sends you a video with flyovers, that’s useful – but there’s no way to click through to see details. Our goal with Govie is to combine the benefits of those two media into one new medium that combines 3D plus storytelling plus interactivity.”
3DIT looks forward to continuing to expand its Govie Editor platform out to new verticals and to continue leveraging Tech Soft 3D as a partner so that it can focus on its core competencies.
“Anyone who uses CAD – and who wants to explain their product or technology more easily to others – is a potential customer,” said Wojcik. “By relying on Tech Soft 3D for foundational aspects like data translation, we can better serve those customers by devoting our resources to enhancing the innovative 3D interaction technologies that we are pioneering.”
About HOOPS Platforms
The HOOPS Platforms combine market-leading 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and data publishing, along with tight connections to popular modeling kernels. With a single licensing fee, these offerings are the most cost-effective way to leverage the full spectrum of HOOPS functionality for both existing applications and future development projects. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Platform can sign up for a free 60-day evaluation.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power over 600 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com.