|www.metavr.com||MetaVR News Issue 47||July 19, 2016|
MetaVR creates 3D real–time environments that provide the fidelity of geospecific simulation with game quality graphics and performance.
The latest release of MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG™), version 6.0, contains several new features, enhancements, and 3D content since the release of version 5.11 in April 2016.
In this issue:
47.A – VRSG version 6.0 features and enhancements
47.B – Recent updates to CONUS++ terrain
47.C – How to obtain VRSG version 6.0
|47.A||VRSG version 6.0 features and enhancements|
The release of VRSG version 6.0 contains several infrastructure updates, including full support for the Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit operating system, DirectX 11, Visual Studio 2015, and Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
VRSG version 6.0 has undergone extensive tests in the field in two pre-production systems of the USAF Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) close air support dome simulator.
The release of VRSG 6.0 contains the following infrastructure updates:
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|47.B||Recent updates to CONUS++ terrain|
In parallel with the VRSG version 6.0 release, MetaVR has added a new high-resolution area of interest to the Continental US plus Alaska and Hawaii (CONUS++) terrain. The 3D terrain of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM, covers a 237 sq km area. As reported in the MetaVR newsletter of May 19, 2014, this terrain was used in Joint Staff-led Bold Quest 14.2 coalition demonstration event, which took place in May 2014, at several sites in the U.S. The WSMR 3D terrain was built from 22 cm and 1 meter National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery provided by the geospatial group at WSMR and 1 meter imagery used in MetaVR's CONUS++ terrain. The terrain's elevation was built from DTED2, DTED1, 5 meter interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR), and 10 meter National Elevation Dataset (NED) source data, all provided by the WSMR geospatial group. MetaVR built the WSMR virtual terrain with the company's Terrain Tools for ESRI ArcGIS, and placed culture models of storage containers, fortifications, and other elements from MetaVR's 3D content libraries on the MOUT area of the terrain using VRSG Scenario Editor. The virtual WSMR is available within the CONUS++ Southwest region 3D terrain. MetaVR's CONUS++ 3D terrain in Metadesic format is available for purchase to all MetaVR customers who are on active VRSG software maintenance and are US Government agencies or contractors (for official use only). For US domestic use only, not available for export. The WSMR terrain is provided in MetaVR's terrain format and will only run with a valid VRSG version 6.0 or greater software license with valid software maintenance through July 31, 2016.
|47.C||How to obtain VRSG version 6.0|
MetaVR customers on active maintenance can download the latest release of VRSG version 6.0 software and model libraries from MetaVR's Download Server. If you prefer, you can also simply download the latest models. Customers on active maintenance valid through July 31, 2016 can request an account on MetaVR's Download Server by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check the VRSG Dashboard's About tab to determine the maintenance status of a VRSG license. Annual software maintenance is $1,500 USD per license and can be purchased on the MetaVR website by clicking "How to Buy" or by sending a formal request for quotation with your MetaVR dongle ID to email@example.com. MetaVR continues to implement customer-requested software features at no additional cost beyond the license purchase and the annual software maintenance fees. Many features in the VRSG version 6.0 release were developed as the result of customer requests at no additional charge.
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