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3D Visualization Engine Requirements and Limitations

Vehicle Dynamics Blockset™ provides an interface to a 3D simulation environment that is visualized using the Unreal Engine® from Epic Games®. Version 4.23 of this visualization engine comes installed with Vehicle Dynamics Blockset. When simulating in the 3D environment, keep these requirements and limitations in mind.

Software Requirements

To use the Vehicle Dynamics Blockset 3D visualization engine, consider these minimum hardware requirements:

  • A Windows® 64-bit platform. If you do not enable the 3D visualization engine, Vehicle Dynamics Blockset runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux® 64-bit platforms.

  • Visual Studio® 2017.

  • Microsoft® DirectX®. If it is not already installed on your machine, Vehicle Dynamics Blockset prompts you to install the software the first time you enable 3D visualization.

If you are customizing scenes, verify that your Unreal Engine project is compatible with the Unreal Engine version supported by your MATLAB® release.

MATLAB ReleaseUnreal Engine Version
R2018a — R2019b4.19
R2020a — R2020b4.23

Minimum Hardware Requirements

To use the Vehicle Dynamics Blockset 3D visualization engine, consider these minimum hardware requirements:

  • Graphics card (GPU) — Virtual reality-ready with 8 GB of on-board RAM

  • Processor (CPU) — 2.60 GHz

  • Memory (RAM) — 12 GB

Limitations

The 3D visualization engine and blocks do not support:

  • Code generation.

  • Model reference.

  • Multiple instances of the Simulation 3D Scene Configuration block.

  • Multiple instances of the same actor tag. To refer to the same scene actor when you use the 3D block pairs (e.g. Simulation 3D Actor Transform Get and Simulation 3D Actor Transform Set), specify the same Tag for actor in 3D scene, Actortag parameter.

  • Parallel simulations.

  • Rapid accelerator mode.

In addition, when using these blocks in a closed-loop simulation, all 3D simulation environment blocks must be in the same subsystem.

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