The tech giant Microsoft has launched the latest platform for 3D mixed reality called “Simplygon Cloud”. According to company’s announcement on Friday, The new platform is compatible with all major 3D Mixed Reality (MR) platforms, including Windows Mixed Reality, iOS, and Android.
Simplygon, the leader in 3D model optimization based in southern Sweden was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year.
“As we continue our journey to bring the benefits of MR to everyone, Simplygon is an important accelerant that makes it easier, faster, and cheaper to develop in 3D,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager, Windows Mixed Reality Experiences, in a blog post on Friday.
Simplygon decreases the rate of complexity in the creation and extensibility of 3D models through optimization.
“Historically, 3D asset optimization has taken days or weeks of manual effort and is one of the tasks that artists and developers dislike the most. With Simplygon, you can create 3D assets once – at full visual fidelity – and automatically optimize them to render smoothly on any platform – within minutes, saving valuable time and money,” added Bardeen.
“Simplygon Cloud” is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. To assist beginners, the company has uploaded tutorials on how to deploy Simplygon Cloud and optimising them for 3D content. Microsoft has also published a set of documentation to help developers learn the tools.