The tech giant has been rather mum about what it was going to do with the 3D optimization company it acquired in January, but now Microsoft has unveiled the new service on the Azure Marketplace.
We haven’t heard much about Simplygon since Microsoft acquired it in January, but today Microsoft announced it is rolling out a new virtual machine service for mixed reality development to optimize 3D content.
Entitled Simplygon Cloud, the service will remove the manual effort of asset optimization. “With Simplygon, you can create 3D assets once – at full visual fidelity – and automatically optimize them to render smoothly on any platform – within minutes, saving valuable time and money,” Lorraine Bardeen, general manager of Windows Mixed Reality Experiences, said in a blog post .
The service, now available through the Azure Marketplace, supports GLTF, FBX, and OBJ file types, along with Unity 3D and Unreal Engine rendering engines. It also supports all major mixed reality platforms, including Windows Mixed Reality, ARKit for iOS, and ARCore for Android.
In a visual explanation using the above image, Bardeen said:
If you are interested in grabbing Simplygon Cloud for development, Microsoft has complete documentation and a how-to on getting started .
Video source: Capsule Computers

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