ARL has extensive experience in the design, implementation and installation of built-to-order and custom standalone systems for a wide range of uses, be it for assisting the resource consent process, visualizing urban developments or end-user technical training in a simulated environment.
We built the 'SH20 3D Visualisation' software tool to assist in resource consent planning of State Highway 20 in Auckland, and provided the visualization of comprehensive layers of GIS data in 3D and in real time with the 'Project Aqua' software tool. Project Aqua was a proposed 60km Hydro Electricity Generation Scheme, and the software was able to display information that ranged from locations of sites of historical interest to soil types, crops, weather data, sound contours, dust levels, borrow and fill areas, cadastral survey data, property boundaries, water levels and more.
Project Aqua 2003
Project Aqua 2003
As a technical partner on the 'SimDrive Simulator' project, we created photo-real virtual streets that included everything from rubbish bins, to trees and parked cars. We also built the 'Total Control' Air Traffic Control Simulator for Airways New Zealand. Designed from the ground up by our software developers and engineers, and using our proprietary real-time graphics engine, 'Total Control' comes complete with multiple towers, aircraft, cloud types, weather, and 'full world' airspace allowing simultaneous use across multiple suites.
SimDrive Simulator 2008
Total Control Simulator 2006
As part of the Canterbury Spatial Data Infrastructure Programme, ARL provided Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) with the '3D Enabled Cities' standalone and online tools, which use geospatial information systems, computer aided design, 3D modeling, visualization and simulation technologies to illustrate the past, present and future of the built environment in greater Christchurch.
Above: An in-browser test of the 3D Enabled Cities Webviewer, during it's development (2015)
ARL can deliver a complete package that includes digital terrain modeling, data management and visualization (utilizing photogrammetry and/or lidar data), which can feature pre-rendered animations and/or real-time rendering. Our solutions have included augmented reality, web application development and mobile application development.
"The... technology supplied by Animation Research Ltd is superior to anything seen previously, and testing has delivered the most consistent data our company has ever had." Jason Paris - Head of Emerging Business, TVNZ (Louis Vuitton Pacific Series 2009) -Louis Vuitton 2009
"The 3D graphics deliver an experience for the trainee as close to the real thing as possible. Even sun-strike and raindrops on the cab windows are replicated with incredible realism." Mark Griffin - Product Development Manager, Airways New Zealand (July 2012) -Total Control 2006
"We are thrilled with the energy and enthusiasm that (ARL) has brought to the table... It is a real case of a Kiwi company combining a No.8 wire attitude with world-class technology." Michael Glading - New Zealand Open Tournament Director (February 2014) -NZ Open 2015
"We have all been truly overawed with the power... of the system, it's modelling, and it's operation. It is, by a long way, the best 3D that I have worked with anywhere..." Richard Carr, Senior Producer, Formula One, BBC. (January 2011) -Monte Carlo 2012