Customizable Advanced Vehicle Physics

The Vortex® Studio for VBS integration is a groundbreaking development in military training simulations that offers an enhanced simulated-vehicle training experience.

Easily Create High-Fidelity Vehicle Simulations

Transferable skills acquisition is critical for today's military training. Simulation specialists are looking to build outstanding virtual environments that result in an experience that feels closer to what trainees will face on the ground.

Vortex Studio has been integrated with VBS3 and the VBS Simulation SDK to empower systems integrators and OEMs with an out-of-the-box plugin between the two technologies to create highly detailed vehicle simulators. Tying the high-definition VBS3 graphics and simulation engine to the advanced, customizable physical behaviors provided by Vortex Studio, this new plugin allows VBS3 users to easily create and deploy high-fidelity simulations of vehicles and ground equipment for applications in training and mission planning.

Ready for Use

Vortex Studio for VBS provide an out-of-the-box integration of visuals, hardware and motion to VBS3, creating a seamless simulation environment closer to what trainees will face on the ground. With the ability to model individual vehicle components, such as suspension, engine, transmission and brakes using mechanical specifications, Vortex Studio accurately simulates ground vehicle behavior in real time.

Key Features

  • All basic mechanism models – parts, constraints, attachments, scripting
  • Vehicle systems – wheeled and tracked vehicles, including advanced tire and track models
  • Cable systems – simulation of cables for tethers, hoisting systems, etc.
  • VBS Multi-Player Support
  • Contact with static VBS3 objects – buildings, fences, trees, etc.

Vortex Studio for VBS Use Cases

Driver Training Simulators


Logistics and Lifting Equipment Training


Full Mission Crew and Driver System Training


Gunnery Training


IED Disposal Robotics


Mission Readiness Planning


Proven, Best-in-Class Technology

For over 20 years, CM Labs has provided physics-based simulation capabilities that set the industry standard for interactive 3D simulation and visualization.

Vortex Studio is a world-leading simulation and visualization platform designed to support the simulation of tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as logistics and engineering equipment. Boasting the industry’s highest-fidelity real-time interactive vehicle simulation, Vortex Studio is built on active research into simulated dynamics and decades of validated models.

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Complement Your Simulation Team

Every training scenario has its own unique requirements including adding tactically relevant vehicles and simulating their nuanced performance. Creating and refining this content to match the reality on the ground requires specific expertise and an investment of development time.

CM Labs' vehicle and equipment simulation experts are available to fine-tune your particular vehicle models and reduce the time it takes to move from concept to training. With experience delivering high-value defence assets and working in Vortex Studio, CM Labs is the ideal team to work with to create vehicles ready for use with the Vortex Studio for VBS integration.

Speak to CM Labs Professional Services

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a worldwide reseller of CM Labs Simulations’ technologies including Vortex® Studio and serves as the exclusive reseller of the Vortex Studio for VBS plug-in.