Virdys Releases New Version of its EasySim3D Software at NAB 2015

Virdys, a leading developer of 3D visualization tools, today introduced the latest version of its EasySim3D software, which enables producers to rapidly create simulations and visualizations on-air cost-effectively and reliably. Virdys EasySim3D is the fastest visualization tool for broadcast news, providing story reconstitution elements for producers and editors.

Recently, Virdys gained acclaim for its rapid creation of animation scenarios for the extensive France 2 coverage of the German wings crash in the French Alps. Virdys has also visualized numerous other stories for France 2.

Virdys will demonstrate the new version of EasySim3D at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas today through Thursday, April 16th.

“There is a strong, persistent need for high-quality, lower-cost animation sequences for news, given the 24-hour cycle of major news organizations, and EasySim3D is uniquely suited for this environment,” said Thierry Cottenceau, founder and CEO of Virdys. “We have seen tremendous interest in EasySim3D for on-air animation, and we think that the news industry realizes the value of having high-quality story realizations produced quickly and affordably.”

For news directors and producers, Virdys EasySim3D is an indispensable tool for story creation and reimagination. Virdys is part of a new generation of 3D tools providers that help storytellers rapidly imagine and even storyboard with rapid, high-quality visualization.

Virdys’ work with France 2 on the Germanwings crash coverage includes the following production scenarios:

·       On March 24th, at 11:15 am local time, Virdys receives a call from France 2 regarding a crash of an Airbus A320 plane operated by Lufthansa budget airline Germanwings in the French Alps near Barcelona. Virdys is asked by France 2 to create a 3D reconstitution of the scenario for the 8:00 pm newscast:

·       On March 25th at 7:30 am local time, France 2 asks Virdys to produce new sequences based on hypotheses currently under investigation, including the depressurization of the plane’s cabin; mechanical failure, or a cabin intrusion:

·       On March 25th at 3:30 pm local time, Virdys is asked to refine sequences dedicated to specific hypotheses for the 8:00 pm broadcast:

·       On March 26th, at 11:30 am local time, Virdys creates animated scenarios based on the evidence presented by audio from the first recovered black box of the airplane, which suggests a suicide by the copilot:

Virdys’ software architecture provides modular, scalable and easy creation of 3D content for applications including marketing, training, and surveillance.


Virdys is a leading developer of virtual simulation software, which can be used for a wide range of industrial applications, including retail; media and entertainment, and surveillance. The Virdys EasySim3D product is available at For more information on Virdys, please visit the company web site at

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