Colorado terrain generated in TerraTools 5 and Batch Mode Manager with high-resolution biotopes viewed in VBS3
Colorado terrain produced with TerraTools and Batch Mode Manager and viewed in VBS3

TerraSim® Innovations Shown at I/ITSEC 2014

November 25, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA - TerraSim, Inc. will demonstrate its most recent innovations in terrain generation and source data preparation for modeling, simulation and training at I/ITSEC 2014. I/ITSEC, the premiere conference for leaders in training and education programs from the armed services, academia, industry, and government, will be held in Orlando, FL from December 1-5, 2014. TerraSim will be co-located with Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) in Booth 2235.

TerraSim is excited to showcase improvements to TerraTools® 5 and the Batch Mode Manager plug-in that automates and monitors the development of large area environments. TerraSim will also demonstrate innovative advances in image classification and legacy terrain database reuse within its MaterialMAP and Xtract source data preparation products.

Batch Mode Manager showing a VBS3 multimap export
Batch mode manager showing a VBS3
multimap export
Side-by-side comparison of a terrain when viewed in VBS3 and when viewed in MaterialMAP 1.2 with surface material classification
A terrain with high-resolution biotopes when
viewed in VBS3 and with surface material
classification from MaterialMAP 1.2

Key enhancements to be featured at I/ITSEC include:

Simplified and enhanced large area environment generation with the TerraTools Batch Mode Manager plug-in:

The Batch Mode Manager plug-in introduced with the release of TerraTools 5 significantly simplifies and enhances the workflow for creating large area environments.

The Batch Mode Manager provides a visual interface to the TerraTools batch mode scripting language, and allows TerraTools users to set-up a series of automated processing tasks, view project progress, monitor resources, and troubleshoot source data or processing errors as they occur.

At I/ITSEC 2014, TerraSim will demonstrate the large area generation of VBS3 and OneSAF runtime environments, as well as custom-cell selection, which allows users to select, modify, and update non-rectangular terrain areas.

Release of Xtract 2.1

TerraSim is pleased to announce the release of Xtract 2.1, the latest version of our source data preparation product which extracts geospatial source data from legacy simulation runtime databases and processes it for reuse. Xtract, a low cost, standalone application, simplifies the legacy database reuse process through its intuitive and clean user interface.

Major features for Xtract 2.1 include:

  • OTF 8.0 support for single-cell and multi-cell terrains
  • OTF 8.0 UHRB extraction support
  • Support for importing larger OpenFlight terrains
  • OpenSceneGraph support for the.osg and .ive formats
  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements which enhance ease of use and efficiency

Xtract 2.1 is currently available for download free of charge to all customers with active maintenance and support contracts. Full demos will also be available at Booth 2235 during I/ITSEC 2014.

Preview of MaterialMAP 1.2

TerraSim is proud to offer a preview of the exciting new capabilities that will be featured in MaterialMAP 1.2, the upcoming release of our automated image classification software. MaterialMAP, a low cost stand alone application, generates surface material maps from input satellite imagery while simultaneously applying unique attribution to the surface maps for use in multiple simulation runtimes such as VBS3, OneSAF, Steel Beasts Pro, and CTDB.

Some of the new functionality being highlighted at I/ITSEC include:

  • Import vector feature data into MaterialMAP to aid image classification process
  • Support for VBS3 extended surface materials and biotopes
  • Improved usability and performance

Live TerraSim Demos

Throughout the I/ITSEC show, TerraSim will be doing live technology demonstrations at Booth 2235, including:

  • Large area terrain database generation in the Batch Mode Manager for use in multiple runtimes such as OneSAF, VBS3, OpenFlight, and more
  • Enhanced surface masks, vegetative biotopes, and road texture improvements for VBS3 environments
  • Automatic generation of geo-typical multi-story interior buildings through our space-filling technology
  • Generation of a geo-specific interior building from source data building blueprints
  • Unity terrain database support on multiple platforms, including PC, tablet, and phone
  • TerraTools OneSAF 7.0 / OTF 8.0 terrain database generation and export support
  • TerraTools MASA SWORD terrain database generation and export support
  • New functionality in Xtract 2.1 release and upcoming MaterialMAP 1.2 release
  • DEMTools 2 and RoadMAP source data preparation product demonstrations

For more information about TerraSim products, our technology demos, or to schedule a meeting at I/ITSEC, please contact Spencer Huff at .

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