Autodesk partnered with Donya Labs AB to prototype a cloud-based optimization service called Project Khan to automate level-of-detail creation for 3D assets. The service used Donya Labs' Simplygon which provides level-of-detail creation capabilities to game developers working on high-end titles. The goal of Project Khan, by making the technology more readily available, was to test whether there was more widespread interest among Autodesk Maya users for such asset optimization services.
The Autodesk Labs technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who downloaded the technology preview:
and provided feedback.
When a technology preview ends on Autodesk Labs, one of three things can happen: graduation, retirement, or another round of feedback collection via another technology preview.
At this time, the prototype is in retirement. It is not necessarily dead. It could resurface at a later date in a different form or offering. Current users who wish to continue to work with the technology can contact Simplygon directly.
Retirement partying is alive in the lab.