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MÄK has long preached the benefits of the terrain agility features of VR-Vantage, its 3D/2D visualization application, and VR-Forces, its computer generated forces application. Terrain agility refers to these applications’ ability to import, simulate upon, and display many types of terrain data, rather than being restricted to a single prescribed format. For MÄK it means that we can meet the needs of a wide variety of customers either out-of-the-box or with some assistance. For our customers, it means that we do not require them to convert their terrain data into a specific format to use our applications. They can use the terrain data that they already have. In this paper we describe our strategies for terrain agility. (For simplicity, when we refer to VR-Vantage support for a feature, it implies VR-Forces front-end support as well. The VR-Forces back-end is also terrain-agile and supports most of the strategies described for the front-end as well as some simulation-specific features.)
VR-TheWorld Server is a simple, yet powerful, web-based Streaming Terrain Server, developed in conjunction with our technology partner, Pelican Mapping. Delivered with a global base map, you can also easily populate it with your own custom source data through a web-based interface.
B-HAVE (Brains for Human Activities in Virtual Environments) is a plug-in for VR-Forces. Powered by Autodesk Kynapse, B-HAVE uses advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide more complex and realistic behaviors and background traffic within MÄK’s VR-Forces simulation environment. Using B-HAVE, VR-Forces entities can analyze terrain topology, intelligently navigate through complex urban environments, automatically plan and follow paths through 3D building interiors, dynamically avoid collisions with obstacles or other entities, and flee from threats. B-HAVE allows VR-Forces users to create complex Pattern of Life (POL) modeling, where streams of people and vehicles follow context-sensitive patterns. These patterns add realistic background traffic, giving depth to simulations.
Learn how MÄK can help you embed the Terrain Agility functionality of MÄK products into your application. Get detailed information on Terrain Agility and how it can help your project solve the “Terrain Problem”.
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