Drag-and-Drop Editing and Authoring

Customizable Training

The V-Author® program revolutionizes training by placing training in the hands of the instructors who know their specific needs and locations. This program allow instructors to create and edit scenarios customized to their agency’s training objectives, thus providing more freedom and less limitation in training.



Create Your Own Scenarios and Drills

Instructors begin by uploading a panoramic image of a local high-risk location or by selecting a pre-loaded environment. After choosing the scene, instructors can drag-and-drop characters, visual effects and animated targets onto the environment.

Each V-Author character is programmed with multiple actions and can perform certain sequences when triggered by trainees, certain events or the instructor. To maximize training time, instructors also can edit VirTra’s pre-assembled, pre-loaded scenarios.

This easy-to-use application is capable of hundreds of thousands custom scenarios, targeting exercises and firearms courseware.






  • Create Your Own Scenarios: Upload panoramic images of high-risk locations or scenes of previous use of force incidents for personal customization.
  • Extensive Library: V-Author includes pre-loaded background assets, props, reactive targets, still targets and special effects for “plug-and-play” scenario building.
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Outcomes: Dependent on customizable assets, character reaction and trainee decisions.
  • Multiple Threats: Instructors with a V-180® or V-300® can program multiple threats to appear on multiple screens simultaneously.


OFC. Matt Austin Testimonial

OFC. Matt Austin

Omaha Police Department