Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization for AR and VR

In January, Microsoft acquired 3D optimization service Simplygon for an undisclosed sum. Today, we’re seeing the fruits of that buy with the launch of Simplygon Cloud, which the company hopes will help game developers integrate the optimization tool into their workflows to make content more friendly to resource-intensive AR and VR platforms.

The tool, launching on the Azure Marketplace, works in reducing polygon complexity for 3D objects so that they’re easier to render when compute resources are in high-demand.

Simplygon takes the couch on the left (584k polygons) and makes the one on the right with just 5k polygons

This past week, Google announced their Poly API, which makes it easier for game developers to import 3D assets into what they’re working on. Google has largely…

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