3D computer graphics

February 3, 2013 - 5:40am
L-3 Link Simulation and Training used a National Research Council of Canada Bell 412 as part of its research into improving fidelity-measuring standards for simulators.

Simulators could see a revolution in the quality of visuals as new ray-tracing technology comes to the fore and replaces rasterized images, and new multi-core chips make it possible to use multiple projectors simultaneously. That was one of the conclusions to emerge from a Royal Aeronautical Society conference in London on flight simulation research in late November. Whether the increased cost of greater “fidelity” is necessary to meet training goals was another matter for discussion.