The Infinite team have been very busy over the last many months, and the amount of work coming our way is not slowing down.
The team has been continually working on the core Infinite Engine features and doing awesome! A huge thank you to the whole team for their efforts this year; Brian Du, Chad Christie, Chris Targett, Jarred McEvoy, Nick McEvoy, Rachael Crozier, Raechel Martin and Sebastian Roschi.
A big thanks to Sebastian, who has stepped up as our Scrum Master and improved the team focus and cohesiveness.
New Features in our 3.7.0 Release
Improved Atmospheric Modelling
As mentioned in a previous Development Update, there have been some major improvements to Infinite Studio’s Atmospheric Modelling.
Increased azimuth/elevation samples, improved blending, smoother details especially at the horizon. Customisable quality levels from Preview to Production so easier to quickly check MODTRAN settings before producing final atmosphere object. Improved atmosphere generation time. Cached atmospheric data by altitude so that additional observer altitudes may be added later without having to regenerate entire atmosphere. MODTRAN atmosphere cache now editor only to improve level loading times and packaged file sizes.
Ship and Aircraft Plume Modelling
Generic unclassified ship and aircraft plumes with spectral materials based on real world emission curves gathered from research papers. Plume properties are customisable, such as outlet radius and thrust power, which affect its visual appearance. These values can be driven on the fly. Further details can be found in this Development Update.
Pyrotechnic Countermeasure Modelling
Airburst and surface detonated countermeasures have been created for ships. Generic visible and infrared spectral materials. Composed of multiple parts: smoke trails, ribbons and burning particles, each with customisable materials.
Air, Land & Maritime Platform Manoeuvres / Waypoints
Waypoint capability for ships, tank and ground infantry soldiers, including aircraft manoeuvres using AMIEL.
High Fidelity Real World Scenes
The development of real word scenes, with buildings, roads, railways, vegetation as imported from OpenStreetMap and terrain height data from Nextzen. New real world maps available with Infinite Studio are Archipelago and Afghan Landscapes.
Additional High Fidelity Landscapes
In addition to the above scenes, the team has also created Scrubland, Desert and Tropical Urban Landscapes. These are not for general distribution, but demonstrate the capability of what Infinite Studio can produce.
Game Artist At Work
No words are needed here, pictures tell the whole story – wow!
Upcoming Work for 2020
Whats next in 3.8.0 …
Prototype cloud and rain modelling
Hardware in the loop integration
Indoor flight arena integration
Improved ocean and low fidelity wakes
New 3D model assets (military aircraft, missiles, ships, infrastructure)
Unreal Engine upgrade to 4.24
… there are Infinite Possibilities for the new year … cheers!