Approach and Solution
Some of the requirements we set forth for ourselves included making the training system simple and easy to use, so trainees do not experience any vertigo or unpleasant sensations found in similar solutions from some other companies. At the same time, the functionality of the solution and the accuracy of details needed to remain top-notch.
Most of the development work was geared towards the design of a detailed and high-end 3D model of a jet engine, as well as crafting virtual interactions that will work in real time. Initial modeling was conducted in CAD and 3DS Max, followed by integration of the model with Unreal Engine 4. After that, it was only a matter of testing to root out any errors and make sure that the immersive effect of the overall experience matches or exceeds our clients’ expectations.
The current version of the simulator is presented in the form of a virtual room that contains an airplane engine in the center. The engine is divided into multiple key components, which can be individually lifted by a user’s hands, rotated, moved, and examined at close range. Thus, the whole engine can be disassembled into dozens of parts, and you can leave the parts anywhere in the room, even dangling in mid-air until you next interact with them. The same level of freedom is applied to assembly.
Our team successfully created a VR training experience that provides users with the opportunity to easily and effectively learn new technologies (VR and airplane engine assembly). They do not need to travel to an airbase or actually lift any engine parts, and can get all of the relevant information with just our software and the right headset. In fact, the interactive options built into the application offer even more freedom of movement and interaction than they would get from a real and physical program.
If you choose to integrate this solution (or another like it from Program-Ace) into your business, you can be prepared to gain several weighty advantages:
- Using our training solution in your business can increase users’ engagement in the training process and facilitate improved skill acquisition.
- This is a way to teach new technologies to employees quickly and efficiently. There are no safety concerns or big requirements with this approach.
- Engaging in the scenarios without time or physical restrictions will allow workers to make fewer errors during production and assembly.