OPTIS debuts next evolution in prototyping, Theia-RT 2017, at SIGGRAPH

Raising the bar in lighting and material design solutions in virtual reality, newest version of Theia-RT further bridges the gap between design and engineering

August 1st, 2017 | Products

Cosy Cocoon

OPTIS, a leading virtual prototyping company, today announces the unveiling of Theia-RT 2017.


The software takes aim at outdated prototyping techniques by providing completely virtual experiences of organizations’ products. Theia-RT 2017 is an industrial, high-end 3D visualization software that brings visual dynamism and real-time interactions to product design. Its physics-based 3D visualizations are highly realistic, enabling the user to experience lighting, materials, and colors in a fully-immersive virtual environment. Unlike its 3D printing predecessors, Theia-RT 2017 eliminates the cost associated with creating multiple renditions of a prototype by allowing for instantaneous virtual updates to a product concept.


Being unveiled this week at SIGGRAPH, attendees of the computer graphics and interactive techniques conference will be the first to experience Theia-RT 2017’s new capabilities via demonstrations of the software’s Light Painting and Real-Time Configurator features.


Dedicated to virtual reality (VR) platforms, the 2017 version of Theia-RT includes virtual Light Painting features and a Real-Time Configurator. Through its intuitive Light Painting features, the software makes it simple to create a variety of illumination systems and to visualize how materials will behave. Theia-RT 2017’s Real-Time Configurator allows users to test various material combinations virtually, taking into account geographic location, time of day and weather conditions, to offer an accurate preview of a product’s appearance in a given environment.


“Each development in OPTIS technology brings us closer to our goal of revolutionizing the prototyping environment, driving us toward zero physical prototypes. This new version of Theia-RT not only brings light and materials simulations to VR, it also lifts the restrictions often imposed on designers by creating prototypes that are easily manipulated and as true-to-life as possible,” said Jacques Delacour, founder and CEO of OPTIS. “We welcome all SIGGRAPH attendees to demo the product and experience this new era of design technology – one that connects the ideas of designers and engineers to enhance creativity and productivity.”


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During SIGGRAPH, which will take place July 30 – Aug. 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, OPTIS will demonstrate the Light Painting feature on the computer-aided design (CAD) model of the Cosy Cocoon, an autonomous vehicle project from a designer who has worked with Alfa Romeo and Mercedes. The physics-based light painting, performed in a VR helmet, is replicated within a CAVE, in real time. Additionally, OPTIS will demonstrate the Real-Time Configurator on the CAD model of the AM37, a luxury boat from Quintessence Yachts. During the demonstration, users can experience the boat using a VR Helmet or in a cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE). OPTIS demonstrations will be held at booth #1223.






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