Scroll down to learn more about the features of Virtual CRASH 4!


Built on top of the Virtual CRASH 3 platform, Virtual CRASH 4 brings you all of the features you love about Virtual CRASH 3, and also includes new powerful functionality for the more demanding accident reconstructionist. Scroll down to learn more about what amazing features you can expect in Virtual CRASH 4!


CAD Diagrams | Simulations | Animations | Amazing Visuals

Import point clouds into your simulation.


Import point clouds directly into your Virtual CRASH 4 simulation environment. With ray tracing effects, you'll be amazed how realistic your visual aids look with your point cloud reflecting off of your vehicles!


Easy Surface Builder.


Easily convert your point cloud to a three-dimensional terrain surface mesh using the fast and intuitive Easy Surface Builder. Drive your vehicles on top of your surface mesh and have confidence in knowing that your simulation terrain came directly from measurements at the scene. You can "drape" a surface mesh across points in any orientation. Create mesh building structures, trees, and other objects directly from your point cloud! You won't believe how easy it is!


Google Earth with terrain elevation.


In Virtual CRASH 4, Google Earth has been integrated into the user interface. Launch the Google Earth window, find your location, and lasso the region you want to import and Virtual CRASH will do the rest. Your Google Earth aerials will automatically import to scale so you can start simulating immediately. Virtual CRASH 4 will even build a terrain surface mesh based on terrain elevation data from Google! Go to example video >


Total Station Surface Builder.

If you like to shoot your scenes with a total station or a RTK GPS device, Virtual CRASH 4 will let you take your points and build a terrain mesh for your simulation. It's incredibly easy!


Path Animations.

With the incredible new path animation tool, you can create animated motion sequences in Virtual CRASH without using the simulation engine to control vehicle motion. Specify key positions and orientations along the vehicle trajectories, and Virtual CRASH will automatically interpolate for you. Animated objects can even interact with non-animated objects in your scene. The path animation feature opens endless possibilities.  


Smart HUD.

With the Smart Heads-Up Display, you can place your vehicle's speed and distance information anywhere within the playback window. You can even make the HUD boxes follow your vehicles! Go to example video >


Adjustable Sun Position and Volumetric Lighting.

Virtual CRASH 4 lets you attach lights to any object: headlights, tail lights, street lights, emergency lights, and more. You can even use light projection map images to fine-tune illumination patterns. Turn on volumetric lighting effects for the perfect look. Darken the scene to create nighttime accident animations. Go to example videos >  


360 degree Video and Virtual Reality.


Put the viewer in the middle of the action by creating immersive environments in 3D with Virtual CRASH 4. Make 360 degree videos with or without stereoscopic virtual reality views with the click of your mouse. Go to example videos >


Render Stunning 4K Ultra HD Videos.


Create animations with incredible clarity in ultra-high-definition.  You can create videos and diagrams in 4K, 5K, 6K, and 8K! Go to example videos >


Diagrams, animations, and vehicle dynamics and collision simulations.


Built on the Virtual CRASH 3 platform, at its core, Virtual CRASH 4 is not only a diagramming and animation tool, but also a vehicle dynamics and collision simulation tool that has been refined for accident reconstructionists. Using rigid body dynamics in its physics engine allows for extremely fast workflow, and since the calculations are "closed-form" equations from classical physics, your simulation solutions are extremely easy to correlate with standard accident reconstruction methods. Go to example video >


Building environments.


Use the Smart Alignment Tool to import your point cloud data, orthomosaics, and total station or RTK GPS data. Whether you use scanners or UAVs with photogrammetry, you can import your scene data into Virtual CRASH 4 and use it in your diagram, animation, or simulation. Once your point cloud data is imported in, use the Easy Surface Builder to create your terrain mesh.


Third-party terrain meshes. Don't want to use our Easy Surface Builder tool? Convert your laser scan or UAV data to a terrain mesh and import the dxf or 3ds file into Virtual CRASH 4. You can simulate your vehicles driving directly on top of your terrain mesh using true 3D physics. Go to example video >


Total Station and RTK GPS measurements. Easily import your total station and RTK GPS measurements and incorporate them into your diagram and simulation. Go to example video >


Aerial photographs. It takes just seconds to import and scale your aerial images, or you can use the built in Google Earth tool. Go to example video >


Build complex roadways. Build your own custom roadways in full 3-D and add custom grades and crowns to your road surfaces. Go to example video >


Orthographic views. You can switch the camera from perspective to orthographic view to help perfect your road design and make amazing visual aids. Go to example video >


Simulate motorcycle, bike, and pedestrian impacts.


The multibody collision physics model is unbelievably fast. Set up your motorcycle, bike, or pedestrian impact simulations in minutes, and get immediate results. 


Motorcycle crash simulations. Sit the multibody model on your motorcycle and quickly and easily simulate your motorcycle crash case. Go to example video >


Bicycle crash simulations. Just like simulating motorcycle crashes, simulating bicycle crashes is extremely easy in Virtual CRASH 4. Go to example video >


Pedestrian impact simulations. Use the optimize feature to let your pedestrian move by kinematics in your simulation until the moment-of-impact. No more sagging and flopping when start your simulation. Go to example video >

Tractor-Trailer simulations.


You can chain together as many trailers as you wish in Virtual CRASH 4. It takes seconds to attach and fine tune your tractor-trailer system. You can even study dynamic load shifting. Go to example video >


Customize your vehicles.


Use a mesh built from a 3D laser scan, from a third-party site, or just modify a vehicle from the Virtual CRASH 4 database. Virtual CRASH 4 offers amazing flexibility and control over your vehicle models.


Import 3D scan meshes. If you have the know-how to create your own vehicle meshes from laser scans or photogrammetry tools, you can import them into Virtual CRASH 4 and use them as your vehicle model. Just import them in as dxf or 3ds format. Go to example video >


Use third-party vehicle meshes. Perhaps you've found the perfect vehicle for your case on a third-party site. As long as you convert it to dxf or 3ds format, you can use it in Virtual CRASH 4! Go to example video > 


Modify. Of course you can fully customize all vehicles in Virtual CRASH 4 to match the overall size of your subject vehicles. You can also modify inertial properties and wheel positions. Go to example video >


Add elements. You can even add custom color patterns and other elements to your vehicles, such as siren lights, push bumpers, and more. There really is no limit in Virtual CRASH 4!

Incredibly versatile. 


Build accident scenes, crime scene diagrams, and more. You can simulate car crashes, falls, and other mishaps.  If you can find the 3D models of objects you need for your scene, you can import it into Virtual CRASH 4, and incorporate them into your physics simulation or diagram. Click image below to go to example video.



Training at the vCRASH Academy.

We provide amazing amounts of free training content online to help you become a Virtual CRASH pro in no time.  Visit the vCRASH Academy and see our 600 page User's Guide, Blog, Knowledge Base, infographics, and training videos. It's all free! 


The workflow.


Virtual CRASH is about optimized workflow - from the ability to instantly see the results of changing simulation inputs in real time to the ability to control steering and braking by using the unique fast control icons. You'll converge on a solution for your case in no time! Open the fast control icons infographic > 


No annual “maintenance” or software update fees!