The Environment Model Editor (EME®) Tool can be used along with the X-IG® or X-Gen® image generator products to position models interactively on the currently loaded visual database.
The tool will allow the user to rapidly add cultural or dynamic content into the training environment. Based upon various editing modes, once the models have been positioned, they can be saved to a file. This file will be subsequently loaded by the image generator and placed in the visual database automatically as references or used in the scripting. The scripting files can be used for image generator initialization of models or used to create scenarios. These script files can also be used to invoke moving vehicle models and dynamically load objects such as building or trees.
When a user wishes to place a model in the image generator visual database permanently, so that it will be present every time the image generator is started, Cultural Mode should be used. This mode allows the user to place models in the database and save the models to the database EME® file.
Waypoint Mode is used when the user would like to create a path or route for entities to follow. Routes are defined by the image generator as Symbols and can be attached to an entity with a Behavior to move entities through the visual database. When in this mode the user cannot add or edit EME® models.
Stenciling Mode is used to tessellate or stitch a model into the existing image generator visual database. Note models must adhere to guidelines for creation of stencil models. When in this mode the user cannot add or edit EME® models
When a user wishes to place a non-permanent model (meaning the model will not initially be present in the database when the image generator is started) Entity Mode should be used. This mode allows the user to place models in the database and export the data for the models to a file which can later be recalled in a script.