A year ago Microsoft acquired Simplygon, a polygon optimization tool. Back in May they announced that Simplygon connect was now free. Simplygon Connect is a web service you can use to upload your assets to their servers for processing. Today however Microsoft has released Simplygon Cloud on the Azure Marketplace.
If you were looking for a more dedicated service, Simplygon could be a good fit for you. Description from the getting started guide:
Simplygon Cloud is an optimization service that runs on Microsoft Azure.
Simplygon is not a public service hosted on the Internet; it is a service acquired in the Azure Marketplace. This means that when you acquire a Simplygon instance in the Azure Portal, that Simplygon instance will only be used by you and whoever you provide access to.
If you need an on-premise solution, Simplygon is also available on Azure Stack, the on-prem version of Azure.
Simplygon Cloud is capable of processing the following formats:
Of course, to utilize Simplygon Cloud you need a 3D asset. In this version of Simplygon Cloud (1.0), the following asset formats are supported:
- SSF (Simplygon Scene Format)
If you asset uses non-embedded textures or consists of multiple files (like for example GLTF), you will need to provide all files to Simplygon Cloud to be able to correctly process a file.