Welcome back, friends! After a short break we are starting our conference again and the next CG-SREDA will be very soon – November 16, 2022!

Start time: 19:00 Place: #AstanaHub, Mangilik El Avenue, C4.6, MediaHall, 3rd floor.

 

“CG-SREDA” is a conference for all those professionally involved with 3D, CG, VR/AR/MR or just interested in digital visual art. The meetings are held to bring together professionals and enthusiasts of 3D graphics, compositing, graphic design, games and virtual reality systems. Discussion of problems and news, product presentations, roundtables. Developers, artists, supervisors, three-dimensional artists, and composers – we’re waiting for everyone!

 

In the program:

A discussion of CG industry news from the past month.

2. Main topic: Graphics in immigration. Let’s talk, discuss, talk.

3. Product presentations. If anyone would like to present their new products or talk about their work, you are welcome. Contact us in advance and we will prepare everything you need.

4. Free communication on 3D and other topics. Supported by #AstanaHub.

 

Facebook link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1111872839469765/

The official Telegram group: https://t.me/CGSREDA

Official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vardixlab/

Official Discord server: https://discord.gg/vDdwDEH

Register for the event at: https://forms.amocrm.ru/rlvwcdv

We are waiting for you!

Vardix

On November 30, 2022, a delegation of representatives from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan visited the RnD-lab VARDIX.

During the meeting, laboratory staff showed and told about the latest developments in the development of software products for school education. In particular, they showed how the ROQED Science platform works and is applied. This platform was developed to study the school program for grades 6 – 12 in the disciplines of “Physics”, “Chemistry”, “Biology”.

The product originally began its journey within the VARDIX lab and then transformed into a separate company, ROQED.

For more information about ROQED products, visit the official website.

Friends, in this post we want to introduce you to our studio DreamLight, which is involved in many developments and is the core of our group.

DreamLight is a production studio that employs specialists in various fields. These are key employees of the group with vast experience and deep expertise in various fields of 3D graphics, programming, marketing and management, who were at the origins of the creation of almost all of our products.

During the 10 years of its existence about 200 projects in the field of interactive education, advertising, film, web-development, entertainment industry, architecture, simulation and entertainment equipment, as well as in the production of scientific graphics have been implemented.

Clients who began working with the studio have remained reliable partners of DreamLight for many years. Closer relationships subsequently developed with some partners, leading to the creation of joint ventures. This, in turn, set the stage for the emergence of a group of companies.

DreamLight is also the managing company of the Vardix Virtuality Lab, around which the technology, key people working on creating new projects and managing existing ones are gathered.

The studio also continues to put tremendous effort into CG growth, education and research. Improving educational and interactive technologies is an important part of the company’s mission.

PRESENT

In 2022, DreamLight focused on developing the Vargates platform, a framework for creating virtual universes for partner companies, on which new products are built. This solution is already available to all our partners and their customers.

We invite you to join our circle of friends!

Write to us, we will be happy to answer all your questions!

ED2 Vardix

On November 1, a demo day of the accelerator program for EdTech and HRTech startups ED2 took place at the Skolkovo Technopark.

The main goal of ED2 is to increase the commercial performance of the participants’ innovative projects. The entire program is built around working on creating a sought-after educational product with the potential to scale, focusing on attracting a large number of clients, and creating a profitable business model.

Applications for participation in the competition were submitted by 211 projects. The competition for the Pre-Adviser selection, which took place from July 1 to July 29, 2022, was more than 5 applications per seat. Over the course of four weeks, 56 projects went through an online educational intensive and met with trackers on a weekly basis.

Only 14 EdTech and HR-Tech projects made it to the demo day, which was organized by Innopraktika and the Skolkovo Foundation.

Vardix won a special prize for its project AcademiX3D (interactive 3D training for medical students) – participation in EdCrunch Reload.

To learn more about the ED2 gas pedal, visit http://ed2.tech

Link to AcademiX3D: https://vardix.com/academix3d/

Hi all! Once again, we are pleased to present you the important AcademiX3D update (2022.1.8f8), in which we have prepared many innovations for you.

Very important changes:

In this release, we have added new interesting modes, and anyone can now buy AcademiX3D!

We listened to your requests and implemented a purchase system for individual use, not just in educational institutions. At the moment, two artifacts are available for purchase: for one month and for a year. In order to make a purchase, you need to click on the store icon in the application and click the “Buy” button next to the desired artifact. If you do not have a verified email, the program will send you an email to confirm your account.

To accept payment, we use the Xsolla payment service, which allows you to pay in any convenient way: card, Apple Pay, Google Pay and other services.

Please note that this is not a subscription, but a one-time purchase.

The purchase gives access to virtual patients, pathological anatomy, general anatomy and films.

Happy learning!

New modes added:

“Theory” mode – the user is given the opportunity to choose a specific disease and simulate it step by step at different levels. Depending on the section, the user must either determine the correct one of the proposed options or build the correct configuration on the chart. A full report is provided to the user upon completion of the study.

Pathological anatomy – this mode allows you to simulate pathomorphological changes characteristic of various diseases and syndromes on interactive 3D organ models. Both training and an exam with a report after passing are available in the mode. You can find out more on this page:https://vardix-group.com/patologiya3d/

Basic Anatomy is a human anatomy simulator that allows you to study the structure of the skeleton, internal organs, muscle, blood, etc. systems.

We’d love to hear your feedback on using the new modes!

Interface and functionality:

  • When you start the program, the main menu is shown, not the scenario selection.
  • A transition to new modules has been added to the main menu. The animation for the labels is disabled.
  • The “Random Exam” button is renamed “Specialty Exam” and runs a random scenario from the selected section.
  • Removed the circular menu and put the patient control buttons at the bottom of the screen. It’s even more convenient!
  • Now the patient history is not closed after a dialog box appears, which greatly simplifies working with the patient record.
  • Moved the “Help” button to the system menu as an icon.
  • The “Menu” button has been renamed “Medical History”.
  • Removed the “Inventory” button, where it is not needed.
  • The Shop and My Account are now available while watching the educational films.
  • In all lists, if the scenario/case/film is not available, the “lock” icon is shown. When you click on the icon, a dialog box appears with the name of the artifact you need to buy to unlock it. From the same window you can go directly to the store.
  • Corrected the display of instrumental analysis dialogs.
  • Fixed double click on the patient, positioning became more accurate.
  • The “Login” and “Registrations” buttons have moved up in the personal cabinet.
  • When entering text data in the personal cabinet added flashing cursor and transition between fields on the Tab button.
  • In the visual inspection, “Normal/Pathology” links have also been added when clicking on the inspection points.
  • In studies, a checkbox has been added to select all study groups.
  • The patient assumes a baseline position when the examinations are scheduled.
  • Changed the system for calculating points in reports.
  • The report displays the passage mode and specialty.
  • If you run several scenarios in a row, the medical history returns to the initial position.

Multilingual:

  • The transfer system has been improved. The translations are better and more accurate.
  • ICD directories are translated into all languages in the system.
  • Added voice-over in Kazakh, Polish and English.
  • 90% of the Uzbek language is translated and checked by professional translators.
  • Now, the labels of the modules in the main menu are also translated into all languages and have become active to click.

System changes:

  • Added user email confirmation functionality.
  • Fixed errors after restarting the script in training mode.
  • Reworked the caching system and reduced the startup time of the program.
  • Fixed bug with interface rescaling on high resolution monitors.
  • Fixed a rare bug that caused the program to start in low resolution from the windowed mode.
  • Added “Data update” status display when working with the main menu, when downloading data from the Internet.

Be sure to write us through the feedback form with your comments, suggestions and remarks.

Thank you!

You can download the current version on the AcademiX3D page.

Big changes in Academix3D

We are pleased to present you the new version of Academix3D that we have been working on lately. New functionality, script fixes, and rich features await you in version 2022.1.4f5

A very important change:

  • improved the program icon, now it is clearly visible on any screen

Interface and functionality:

  • Changed the main menu. Now you have to click on the computer to bring up a list of scripts, and for movies you have to click on the TV.
  • Added free movement in the main menu.
  • In the main menu, the ESC button invokes the mouse cursor to control the interface.
  • Added character animations. For example, Parkinson’s disease patients have hand tremors. Or the symptom of Musset is well noticeable.
  • The ESC button in windows now acts as a back button. If there are no more previous windows, it closes the current one.
  • Changed the dialog boxes.
  • Corrected exit to the clinic and return back to the office.
  • The patient menu has been finalized.
  • Improved card interface.
  • Improved the interface of the settings and personal account.
  • Now, if the teacher mode is not enabled, the search by name of diseases will not show results.
  • After going through the scenario, the main menu starts, not the same location.
  • Removed unnecessary interface elements that performed duplicate functions.
  • Fixed a bug with accidental menu recall when turning the patient.
  • The script end button and timer are moved to a separate area of the UI.

Scenarios:

  • The list of scripts is now unavailable during the exam. To see it again, you must complete the current scenario.
  • When you start the exam, you can now immediately select the IBC handbook and the time allotted to the scenario.
  • Sounds for auscultation have been added.
  • Added auscultation in a scenario where it was not present before.
  • Added palpation to scenarios where it was not present before.
  • Added examinations and physiological examination to some scenarios.

System changes:

  • Fixed “hotkeys” calling while typing in all fields.
  • Improved feedback. Now we can see your messages even faster.
  • All premium features are visible in the interface, but work only after the purchase and entering the key.
  • Improved work with the application cache.
  • Fixed “Resources not available or in the process of updating” error.
  • Fixed a rare bug with audio playback.
  • They added an internal error handler, which makes it faster to fix them.
  • We’ve combined several of our products into one to give you a universe of learning. Stay tuned for updates.

Vargates News:

As we wrote above, we are aiming to make a learning meta universe that is built on our Vargates framework.

You can now leave the Academix3D location in Vargates and explore the new functionality.

  • You can see all of our training projects in the main lobby.
  • There’s also multiplayer. If there will be someone else in the location besides you, you will be able to communicate by voice, video and sharing your screen.
  • Next to each project there is an assistant who will tell you in voice mode what the project is about.
  • You can upload your avatar in your personal cabinet.
  • When zooming, the first or third person view changes.
  • About the rest of the functionality will not tell you yet, try it yourself!

We also welcome your feedback, which you can do through the application or through contacts on the site.

We’ll let you know a little later about the next version with new modes of operation.

Join now!

 

Good news! We are releasing a stable version of Academix3D . Now, if you want to get new features and functionality before others, then set the “Participate in beta testing” option in the settings. But note that the new features are experimental.

What’s new in version 2022.1.1f2

We have prepared the following changes for you:

Interface and functionality:

  • Added news block. Now we will notify you of important news immediately in the program.
  • We made it possible to log out of your personal account. This is done so that several users can work on one device.
  • Fixed moving through text fields using the Tab key.
  • If no username is entered, the login is displayed in the greeting.
  • Added the output of the passage time of the scenario to the report.
  • Now all movies (available and not available) are displayed. When you click on an unavailable movie, you will be prompted to enter an activation key.

Multilingual:

  • Added new voice languages.
  • The choice of language in the installer affects the language of the application.

Scenarios:

  • Now all cases are renamed as complaints. This is done so that it is not clear what nosology is by the name of the case.
  • To return the names of clinical cases, you need to select “Teacher Mode” in the settings.
  • The description of the clinical case was moved to the report (added at the end) and to the debriefing window (after the completion of the case).
  • Completed work on ICD10 and ICD11. Now you can choose the option of ICD you need.
  • All scripts are sorted by availability (and alphabetically). Inactive scripts are moved to the bottom of the list.

System changes:

  • Added a notification system. An example can be seen when obtaining the next achievement.
  • Introduced sound caching for faster voiceover of replicas.

Experimental features:

  • Added a button to start the Open World. When you press it, you can move around the location of the cabinet. In the future, the functionality will be expanded.
  • Added in-game currency. By default, everyone is credited with 100 conventional units. In the future, the functionality will be expanded.

Join now!

Dear friends!

In the coming New Year we want to wish you good health, many bright and positive moments, success in work and personal achievements, warmth and comfort in your families!

Thank you for staying with us and using our products! We assure you that next year we will continue to develop our ideas and bring you even more benefits!

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to present you the new update of Academix3D!

What’s new in version 2021.1.2b3:
A very important update:

  • Changed the logo. Happy New Year!

Interface and functionality:

  • Added a run timer for each scenario. Configuring the scenario time is set in the settings of the program. If the user does not have time to complete the scenario, it will terminate with the current result.
  • Added a system of achievements. Now it is much more interesting to pass scenarios! The list of achievements and their progress can be viewed in your personal cabinet in the “Awards” section. Suggest your own options 🙂
  • The default FPS counter is off.
  • Added cursor pointers to links.
  • Added a message when an inactive case is selected.
  • Added a button in the activation form to go to the site if you don’t have a license key.
  • Added links to the Academix3D website to find the information you need.
  • We have changed the double click on object to be smoother and more accurate.
  • Patients now look at the same level as you.
  • The T-key has been added to bring the camera back to its original position.
  • The feedback form now remembers previous data if you send multiple messages at once.

Multi-language:

  • “Auto” has been added next to languages that are automatically translated.
  • Only the languages you need are left.
  • Added patient names in other languages.
  • Reports now available in all languages.

Scenarios:

  • Corrected incorrect data in clinical cases. We are constantly working on fixing the scenarios and if you have comments or see an error – please email us via the feedback form in the app.

System changes:

  • Added handling of seemingly impossible system errors.
  • In some countries, web services that Academix3D uses were unavailable, preventing normal startup. Fixed.
  • Fixed opening PDF reports in macOS.
  • Limited the camera so you can’t look inside objects.
  • Works are underway to add ICD-11. We will inform you when it is completed.

Try it now!

 

Hi! We are happy to announce that the new version of Academix3D has received beta status.

What’s new in version 2021.1.2b1:
Patient handling:

  • Added the ability to hide and show the vital signs monitor. You can close it using the button on the monitor or in the patient record.
  • Added mouse/touch help output. To activate the help, press the “H” button on the keyboard or the “Help” label on the screen.
  • Removed unnecessary menu items when interacting with the patient.
  • The cursor changes shape when you move the cursor over an object that you can interact with. At the moment, this object is the patient.
  • Double-click to center the camera on the desired location.
  • We have added movement to the patient’s head. Patients now behave more realistically.

Scripts:

  • Corrected data in clinical cases.

System features:

  • Activation of the app is now easier and more convenient.
  • Corrected the image output on monitors with 16:10 aspect ratio.
  • Updating the program is now always mandatory. If you fail to do so, the program will be closed.
  • We have improved UX and UI. It is now even more comfortable to use the program.
  • We fixed bugs that were preventing us from using the program.

Try it now!

We had another CG-SREDA. Not everything was included in the recording, but what I’m putting out – very interesting. We have already agreed to continue the dialogue and next time we will solve the question of independent and distributed data storage. Without it, apparently, nowhere…

Over the past few years, the term “metaworld” has become extremely popular – it is mentioned in the context of Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft, Animal Crossing, as well as AR and VR-technology, writes CNET.

For example, in 2021, the heads of Microsoft, Epic Games and Facebook simultaneously talked about the development of their meta universe. And each company in its own way sees the virtual universe of the future.

What is a meta-universe, how IT companies create it and whether it can appear in the near future – this was the topic of our conference.

If you do not want to miss such events, you can go here: https://vardix-group.com/3d-lab/

Academix3D

A new version of the virtual patient platform AcademiX3D (formerly Botkin) will be released in December 2021.

AcademiX3D is a 3D interactive application for the study of human diseases and conditions with detailed descriptions of classification, pathogenesis, anamnesis, complaints, examination, symptoms, ways of diagnosis and treatment.

Virtual patients, dozens of clinical situations, hundreds of scenarios and theoretical courses are waiting for you!

Go to AcademiX3D Page