Augmented reality for Altair Alliance

Seac02, the developer of the real-time rendering and augmented reality software LinceoVR, has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). As the APA’s first rendering tool, LinceoVR expands the  programme’s simulation offering.

The software renders 3D models in real time, bringing them to life with state-of-the-art tracking for augmented reality technologies. Users can thus share 3D models in new digital media through both virtual and augmented realities.

Andrea Carignano, CEO of Seac02, said: 'We are looking forward to seeing where this new partnership leads both Seac02 and Altair. LinceoVR is a unique product within the APA. We believe that the software will provide an exciting opportunity for HyperWorks users to bring models to life in new and creative ways without having first to manufacture prototypes.'

With its drag-and-drop interface, the software makes it easy to deliver interesting Microsoft Kinect applications. LinceoVR can create customised on- and off-line scenarios, helping users present products in new and interactive ways. The software incorporates all the necessary aspects to accomplish this, including materials, geometry visualisations and lighting visualisations. The results turn existing content into a nearly tangible product.

'LinceoVR will enable our engineering and design customers to visualise their concepts and products in real-world environments and even interact with them,' said James Dagg, chief technology officer at Altair.

For the past 13 years, Altair’s unit-based licencing system has given users of HyperWorks  access to more than 20 in-house-developed applications through a single pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs). It has also offered the opportunity for third-party companies to run their own applications under this unit-based system, through the Altair Partner Alliance. This makes more than 60 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.

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