What fun Tuesday afternoon at the Cloverleaf Building on South Main Street in Royal Oak, where RTT USA Inc., headquartered just a few blocks away, held an open house to show off its new products, DeltaGen and PictureBook.

Version 10.0 of RTT DeltaGen provides a number of improvements that optimize and accelerate the entire product life cycle considerably, from design and development right through to marketing and sales. During development of the latest version, the company’s visualization experts focused in particular on intelligent and even more efficient handling of data.

The result is a spectacular system that brings an almost eerie photorealism to animated effects based on computer-aided design drawings. Demonstrations included cars speeding down virtual streets on big screen TVs, and the most spectacular, a 3-D helmet view of Detroit from a virtual traffic helicopter, rendered down to the texture of the seat upholstery, every building below perfectly in place.

Then there’s PictureBook, which stores presentation materials for visual arts professionals. Version 6.0 of RTT PictureBook provides support for interdepartmental and global coordination, enabling live experiences with 3D models. It makes organizing and arranging access to visual materials easier.

All this makes life easier for manufacturers and designers who can study materials and designs long before they’re produced. There are also potential applications for both civilian and military training and gaming.

Programs at the Cloverleaf for customers and prospects will continue through Thursday.

RTT now has 80 employees in Royal Oak and has expanded into another floor of its building at 423 N. Main.


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