Design Engineering

Canadian military adopts home-grown 3D software

Mike McLeod   

CAD/CAM/CAE Machine Building

Halifax-based Modest Tree software to create interactive 3D training videos for DND's Defence Learning Network.

14-april-modest-tree-modest3D-360Halifax-based Modest Tree announced that the Canadian Defence Academy has purchased licenses the company’s 3D interactive training product, Modest3D, to enhance training of the military. Together with the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, the academy will be using the software to create 3D content and evaluating the potential for DND wide application on its Defence Learning Network.

Originally developed for industrial training, the company’s cloud-based software helps users animate rendered 3D CAD data to create interactive assembly and maintenance videos, without requiring extensive programming or animation expertise. The presentations can then be published to run on a number of desktop and mobile platforms (e.g. tablets, cell phones, etc).

Established last year, Modest Tree’s software is currently in the beta stage with the Canadian military serving as its first commercial customer. The company says it plans to fully launch Modest 3D after the DEFSEC defence and aerospace trade show in Halifax in September. In the meantime, it will work with the military on adding features to Modest 3D, which will be included in the full release of the product.


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