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April 24th, 2020
FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
FORUM8 has released UC-win/Road Ver.14.1
4D simulation for work progress management and
improved drawing processing available for the deep learning

FORUM8 Co., Ltd. (2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo. President Yuji Ito. URL: http://www.forum8.co.jp/english/) has released the 3D virtual reality software UC-win/Road Ver.14.1.

UC-win/Road has been utilized in a wide range of fields such as city planning, traffic planning, and research on autonomous driving after its first version was released in 2000. It won the 2002 Software Product of the Year (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and won The 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards METI Minister's Award for its connection acceleration among various technologies and industries by its open data cooperation in 2019.

The latest UC-win/Road Ver.14.1 covers the 4D simulation that can be used for the work progress control. Several data creation functions such as the drawing processing available for the deep learning image analysis have also been enhanced.

The 4D simulation function (4D Simulation Editor Plug-in option) allows you to set behaviors of models as the time changes. 4D simulation and progress management are available by setting appearance and disappearance of models, movement of models, and camera positions on specified date on the Gantt chart.
The 4D simulation function gives you several benefits. For example, the procedure changed in 3D space can be reflected on the progress sheet immediately that results in reducing mistakes on submitted materials, it is easy to avoid interference between parallel tasks, and showing simulations according to a plan makes the relationship with real time easy to understand. In addition, viewers can easily confirm and understand not only procedures but plans and construction period.
Correspondence between tasks and models

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Example of station construction reproduction

As the enhancement of the data creation, the altitude interpolation method can be selected from bilinear with primary interpolation and bicubic with cubic interpolation. Fine mesh reproduces the smooth terrain surface.

Fine mesh reproduces the smooth terrain surface when loading the GSI tiles.

The rendering functions were improved in the UC-win/RoadVer.14 released in October 2019 and the 360-degree image export and the shader-used coloring processing based on object information were added. In the Ver.14.1, original VR CG image and custom rendering image can be output at the same time.

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Rendering function expanded in the Ver.14.0
Output of 360-degree image (Left) and
rendering customization by the custom shader sample renderer (Right)
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VR CG image and custom rendering image can be output at the same time in the Ver.14.1

[Related Information]
VR Design Studio UC-win/Road Product Information & New Functions
Press Release: FORUM8 has released VR Design Studio UC-win/Road Ver.14 (November 20, 2019)
Press Release: FORUM8 is awarded The 8th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards METI Minister's Award (January 8, 2020)
UC-win/Road won the 2002 Software Product of the Year (in Japanese)