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Real-Time Innovations Receives Epic MegaGrant

Award will facilitate the advanced development and integration of RTI’s Connext DDS simulation platform with Unreal Engine, expanding the breadth of visualizing real-time systems in action.

Epic Games has awarded Real-Time Innovations (RTI) an Epic MegaGrant to be used to advance the development and integration of RTI Connext DDS with Unreal Engine, the open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. The integration provides both RTI customers and the Unreal ecosystem a solution for developing and testing visualization and simulation applications.

Powerful visualization applications -whether in aerospace, automotive, defense, or healthcare industries, or in autonomous, digital twin, or robotic environments – demand a proven real-time connectivity solution to deliver a high-value user experience. RTI Connext DDS is a platform that brings distributed simulation systems together in a secure, high-performance, scalable visualization environment. The interoperation of Unreal Engine and Connext DDS allows users to access all the benefits of RTI’s data-centric connectivity software in an integrated solution with Unreal, fundamentally expanding the breadth of visualizing real-time systems in action.

“When combining the power of RTI’s data-centric technology with the Unreal ecosystem, the opportunities for system developers are truly endless,” commented RTI senior market development director, A&D, Chip Downing. “This integration will drive the flow of real-time data into the visualizations of complex distributed systems. From managing autonomous vehicle networks to visualizing operations in critical systems to oversight and operations of power grids, we look forward to continuing our development work with Unreal Engine and unleashing the power of data-centric, real-time applications.”

“Due to their dynamic architectures, simulation solutions have made interoperability between systems essential,” noted Epic Games simulation industry manager Sebastien Loze. “As developers are tasked with drawing links between machines, sensors, and people in higher numbers, we want to make sure to empower them with the right tools for the right use cases. DDS is a rapidly-growing component to establish these types of connections and we are excited to see RTI working on this plugin, allowing all Unreal Engine users to benefit from their expertise in this crucial domain.”

Epic MegaGrants are designed to assist game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. Epic Games’ Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool. Creators across games; film; television; architecture; automotive and transportation; advertising; live events; and training and simulation choose Unreal to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds.

Read more about RTI’s modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) market here, as well as the company’s work with Unreal Engine in the RTI Unreal Case & Code.

Source: Real-Time Innovations