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Maxar Launches High-performance SYNTH3D Digital Twin

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Maxar Technologies (Maxar), a defense and space solutions provider, has recently launched a high-performance digital twin, SYNTH3D, providing geo-typical 3D representation of the entire planet for entertainment, gaming, simulation, virtual reality, smart cities and the metaverse. 

It has developed the platform through a partnership with Blackshark.ai. SYNTH3D empowers developers and creators with 3D environment representatives of real-world locations for stimulation and visualization, enhancing aesthetics and performance for commercial applications. Its 3D digital twin is available in a highly compatible visual format representing geographic and building features for the selected area. It complements Precision3D in Maxar’s broader product portfolio and provides a 3D digital twin for various usages in different sectors.

Blackshark.ai creates SYNTH3D with its generative artificial intelligence tool and Maxar’s Vivid imagery base map. The AI analysis about 1.4 billion buildings and generates 3D buildings procedurally. These buildings get geo-typical textures for life-like model creation. The selected buildings may look different in the real world, but the overall appearance with height and façade reflect regional archetypes. With various plug-ins and software development kits, it combines scalability, aesthetics and high performance for simulation.     

Maxar’s SVP and GM of Enterprise Earth Intelligence, Daniel Nord said, “SYNTH3D, created from Maxar’s Vivid basemap and blackshark.ai’s patented technology, will revolutionize how various industries build and interact with VR environments.” He added, “This digital twin will be useful in scenarios such as developers creating the next-generation video games, producers working on upcoming films, and businesses assembling simulation environments; the opportunities are limited only by the imagination.”


(Source – Business Wire)
 

Founder and CEO of blackshark.ai, Michael Putz said, “Maxar’s Vivid imagery basemap supercharged our development of SYNTH3D by providing a global 2D view that we could transform into a beautiful 3D digital twin.” He added, “I’m looking forward to seeing customers and developers unleash the power of SYNTH3D across innovative use cases.”

(Source – Business Wire)

About Maxar

Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Maxar, a defense and space manufacturing company, offers satellites, earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics solutions. It is a trusted partner in earth intelligence and space infrastructure and has been striving for innovation since 1996. It serves customers from commercial and government sectors with solutions for monitoring, understanding and navigating the changing planet. It also delivers global broadband communications and advances the use of space. With experience and advanced technology, it offers cost-effective solutions with speed and scale. It trades on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchange as ‘MAXR.’

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