Tech Soft 3D has released a new version of its HOOPS Communicator kit.
Tech Soft 3D has released a new version of its HOOPS Communicator kit.

Tech Soft 3D, which makes software development toolkits (SDKs) for 3D printing, has released a new version of its HOOPS Communicator kit, designed for building web-based engineering applications. HOOPS Communicator uses WebAssembly for the core rendering component, which could lead to a reduction in library size as well as performance improvements. The size of the main JavaScript library will be reduced by more than 50%, resulting in faster downloads and startup times for HOOPS Communicator-based applications, the company said.

Other improvements featured in the kit include shadow and reflection plane support, where the HOOPS Communicator viewer can optionally render ground-plane shadows and reflections that automatically update when the geometry changes.

‘Faster and better – these are the constant demands of both developers and users of engineering applications,’ said Erik Hultgren, product manager visualization solutions, Tech Soft 3D. ‘We continue to enhance HOOPS Communicator with this in mind, and also focus on providing the highest quality graphics possible with today’s technology.’

This story uses material from Tech Soft 3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.