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Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Peter Sayer | Jan. 19, 2017
Simplygon simplifies 3D models to speed rendering on low-powered hardware

Over the last year, though, the company has begun highlighting its use in applications such as augmented reality (for recreation of historic scenes) and virtual reality. It worked with a team of archeologists to optimize a 3D model so that visitors to a site could view a virtual reconstruction of a 1,400-year-old village, rendered in real time on their phones or tablets.


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