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HOOPS Visualize 2022

What’s New in HOOPS Visualize 2022

Over the last year the HOOPS product teams have largely focused their efforts on delivering partner needs and providing timely product releases across the entire platform. Continue reading below to find out more about HOOPS Visualize 2022.

Front Face Culling 

HOOPS Visualize 2022 includes a new culling mechanism, where front faces can be culled. This allows the user to see inside objects easier, and is a notable requirement for partners in the CAE space. Using this feature enables them to show the results of analysis which would otherwise be obscured, only visible by actively hiding the containing volume or by using a cutting plane.

Animation Manager 

We’ve added new animation capabilities to HOOPS Visualize, including a new animation manager. This animation system is designed to meet various engineering animation needs, ranging from BIM 5D simulations, through digital factory animations, and work instruction authoring.
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Physically Based Rendering on Mobile 

Physically Based Rendering (previously on desktop platforms) is available in Visualize for mobile platforms. PBR has been added to provide higher quality rendering of models. Please note that glTF is not currently supported on mobile platforms so partners must either use HSF files with PBR materials included or use the HPS API to set PBR material properties.
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Refreshed AR Sandbox 

We have refreshed the Android AR Sandbox application. This is includes updating the AR Core SDK, using ARCore to match the 3D lighting to the environmental lighting (as seen by the camera), and adding a broader range of models.
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Support for Spatial Relationships 

HOOPS Visualize has added support for “Spatial Relationships” that are part of the IFC model definition including void element and space boundaries.
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