Communicate with image generators using the Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI).
The Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI) is an open-source protocol that allows communication between an Image Generator (IG) and a Host simulation. Modeling and visualization tasks are often split up in a simulation to improve performance and support high-end graphics rendering. The CIGI protocol provides a standardized solution for reconnecting these separated tasks.
The FLAMES CIGI Option allows FLAMES-based simulations to interact with an IG using the CIGI protocol. This provides added functionality to both FORGE and FIRE through an additional component plugin. The CIGI option makes equipment, cognitions, effects, and settings available in FORGE to configure scenarios for CIGI communication. During scenario execution, FORGE and FIRE transmit CIGI messages to Image Generators for each Unit within the simulation, as well as additional effects and equipment as available.
Trial versions of the FLAMES Engine and most of the FLAMES Options, including the CIGI Option, are included with the FLAMES Developer. These trial versions are fully functional, but they have limited capacity, and may be used only for development and evaluation purposes. To unlock the full capacity, you must purchase an unrestricted license.