Doppelmayr not only stands for innovation in ropeway construction, but also lives it in all areas of the company. Meanwhile, the Unity 3D ropeway configurator developed by redPlant in 2013 had become obsolete. Consequently, Doppelmayr once again commissioned the team of Animations and More and redPlant to relaunch the Configurator based on WebGL.
Everything for our Fans
In addition to optimized operation and integration of new products, the focus of the relaunch was on a significant improvement in the availability of the Configurator. Doppelmayr thus promises itself to reach all ropeway fans and interested parties even better. WebGL guarantees the use of three-dimensional content on all current web browsers without the need of additional plugins.
Greater Products, More Details
The market introduction of the new D-Line was the driving force behind the relaunch of the Configurator. All products have been reworked and given more details to get even closer to their real models. The integration of an individual product name causes an exact overview of your chosen chairs, cabins and stations despite the large number of different products.
The AssetManager developed by redPlant was used to optimize the workflow between the 3D experts of Animations and More and redPlant. This is the basis of our WebGL projects and supports the entire asset workflow with a pipeline tailored to WebGL. The focus is on automatic conversion, versioning and materialization of assets.
Great importance was attached not only to the detailed presentation of the products, but also to a realistic representation of all surfaces. Physically Based Shading achieves an improved visual quality without any loss of performance. All new options have of course also been made available to the user.
The DCD8 8-seater chair has been expanding the D-Line portfolio in the configurator since 2019. Compared to the DCD6 and as the name suggests, it has two more seats and a new suspension. The chair has been optimised in form and function and thus improves driving comfort. In addition, you now have the choice between classic seats and single seats, which allow an even more individual configuration through more options on offer. At the same time, the DCD6 has also been extended by the option of single seats.
Doppelmayr presented the optimized 3D Realtime Configurator on the INTERALPIN 2017 for the first time. There, in addition to the real chairs and cabins, the fair visitors were able to put together their desired product virtually.