Unity game development engine now compatible in virtual-holographic 3D platform zSpace
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — October 9, 2012 —InfiniteZ, Inc.®, a technology provider that enables virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life, today announced that they now support the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools created by Unity Technologies. Unity can now be used by developers of serious games through Infinite Z’s platform, zSpace®, which provides a highly realistic visualization experience that enables users to directly interact with virtual-holographic simulations as if they were real physical objects.
The license agreement between Infinite Z and Unity will further enable serious game designers with innovative tools for those looking to increase realism within virtual simulations or visualizations. To get developers started building their own Unity based applications, Infinite Z is offering open source application code, zSpace Labs, allowing developers to easily port their application into zSpace. Through the use of zSpace and the power of the Unity development platform, designers can create truly immersive 3D experiences.
“Infinite Z will open up a new era of innovation and creativity for developers of serious games, enabling them to truly utilize the power of the Unity gaming engine within a virtual-holographic environment,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “We are excited to be a part of zSpace and an evolution in not just design, but the ultimate user experience.”
Serious games represent a rapidly developing market, as it provides a gaming experience blended with a teaching tool to industries that require simulation training, learning or research. Currently, several industries utilize serious gaming including defense, education and healthcare, among others.
“We are using zSpace to explore how six degree of freedom manipulation and virtual holographic display combined with the physics and collision detection capabilities from Unity can vastly improve CAD modeling, especially working with assembly components,” said Scott Harris, Distinguished Visiting Engineer at Olin College of Engineering and Manager of the 3D Visual Concepts Lab. “We are excited to be exploring new UI directions using these powerful hardware and software solutions.”
“Infinite Z and Unity are a natural fit, as the innovative nature of the gaming engine mirrors our vision of the capabilities of zSpace as a revolutionary design platform,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of Infinite Z. “The addition of the Unity gaming engine to our application base will make zSpace an increasingly powerful tool, as the robust yet efficient nature of the software will empower designers to create immersive virtual experiences.”
At the Bay Area Unity Users meeting hosted by Infinite Z on July 25, Infinite Z announced the zSpace App Challenge, a competition challenging the Unity developer community to create new applications that take advantage of the realistic visualization made possible by the zSpace platform. The competition is generating excitement in the developer community, as it will recognize individuals for developing innovative apps that utilize the zSpace SDK and the Unity engine. Infinite Z is also holding a webinar for Unity developers on October 16 at 11:00 am PT, “How to Bring Your Unity Application to Life,” which will present tips and tricks for developing apps with the gaming engine within zSpace.
About Infinite Z, Inc.
Infinite Z, Inc.® is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Targeting markets including manufacturing, architecture, engineering, government, medical and research, Infinite Z aims to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualization. Join the Developer Community that is leading the way in 3D innovation by visiting www.zspace.com/developer. Infinite Z is a privately held, venture backed company located in Mountain View, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://zspace.com.
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