The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of advanced graphical interface technology, announces the availability of trial downloads for Replic8. As a groundbreaking new software tool, Replic8 allows users to easily produce compelling 3D interactive training content from Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max files in less time than it takes to make a video. Replic8 based training will revolutionize the way people learn by enabling highly effective training applications that increase student involvement, retention, throughput and safety.
Replic8 works directly with 3D Studio Max, forming a cohesive transition of static 3D models into interactive learning objects without losing essential fidelity and functionality. Modelers create feature rich 3D objects, complete with multiple texture layers and complex animation sequences, with the assurance that Replic8 will retain those details. Replic8 publishes training content utilizing Java technology to maximize the end user’s accessibility, allowing lessons to run stand-alone on a desktop, in a browser, or with any OS that supports Java’s OpenGL bindings.
Replic8 introduces a unique “Design by Doing” concept, giving lesson developers the ability to create the training application by simply recording interactions with the 3D objects. This simplified development process allows for codeless lesson creation.
“Replic8 is the result of DiSTI’s years in development of high-fidelity 3D interactive maintenance trainers. Our technology is recognized as the gold standard in 3D virtual maintenance training. We’ve taken our experiences and expertise in this arena to produce a tool that transcends traditional training development boundaries. We truly believe Replic8 will change how people will learn,” said Darren Humphrey, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of DiSTI.
“The applications for this learning content are limitless. OEM’s, courseware houses, instructional media developers, subject matter experts and so on can create materials that train people on any piece of equipment; combustion engines, turbines, photo copiers, pumps, brakes, computers… the list is endless,” said Joe Swinski, President and Co-founder of DiSTI.
Replic8 was introduced at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) on November 28, 2011 with demonstrations of the tool. A trial version of Replic8 is available for download at disti.com/Replic8 along with links to numerous tutorial videos showcasing how to create training content with Replic8.
DiSTI (disti.com) is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company’s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.
More than 500 customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community.