Mon 9th Sep 2002 | News
Sophia Antipolis, France (September 9, 2002) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, has chosen Apple Expo 2002 in Paris, as the setting for the next phase of their advance into the Macintosh® arena. During the show, the Company will be showcasing the forthcoming REALVIZ ImageModeler® 3.5, as well as the REALVIZ Interactive Studio production suite. Using photographs as a revolutionary approach to 3D content creation, REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5, offers a innovative and intuitive approach to the often time-consuming and complex task of creating 3D models. A technology demonstration of REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5 will take place at booth #E23 during Apple Expo, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center, September 10. -14. 2002.
With the release of REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5 for OS X scheduled for Q4 2002, and in early Q1 2003 for the Windows® XP/2000 platform, this unique application now becomes available to an even wider number of digital artists. With an advanced workflow-driven interface, and refined modeling toolset, ImageModeler drastically improves workflow processes and productivity levels, whilst enabling the accurate re-creation of even the most complex of geometry. 3D and non-3D artists alike are able to commence production immediately.
During the show, the REALVIZ team will present a preview of the new feature set in REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5, which offers an up-graded calibration engine and modeling tools, as well as refined texturing control. A beta version of this product for the Macintosh platform will be available on 15. October 2002, with final shipment slated for mid December 2002. In a bid to bring this unique application to a wider audience, REALVIZ are currently offering a special promotional price of €1,108.00 exclusively to all Mac users (valid 10. Sept. 2002 until 15. December 2002) who purchase REALVIZ Stitcher® + REALVIZ SceneWe@ver®. These customers will receive a preview copy of REALVIZ ImageModeler 3.5 in October 2002, and the product itself upon its release, free of charge.
"Over the past two years, we have made it clear, that we see the Macintosh as the most powerful platform for digital content creation today. There has been great demand by artists in the Macintosh community to port our applications, and we are here at Apple Expo to demonstrate to these people, that we are as good as our word. Using our unique image-based approach; these applications offer a new level of accessibility to 3D for these users, giving them a powerful array of interactive content tools." Dominique Pouliquen, REALVIZ® President & CEO
About REALVIZ ImageModeler 3
REALVIZ ImageModeler is the way to create accurate and highly realistic 3D models from photographs. REALVIZ ImageModeler models can be exported to all major commercially available 3D animation packages, and posted to the Internet quickly and easily. Simply load multiple digital still images of an object or scene, and with a few simple steps ImageModeler extracts 3D data to build photo-real models complete with textures derived from the original photographs. For more information on REALVIZ ImageModeler go to: http://www.realviz.com/products/im/
About REALVIZ Interactive Studio
Combining the power of REALVIZ Stitcher, ImageModeler and SceneWe@ver, the REALVIZ Interactive Studio is the 'one stop' solution for creating compelling interactive 3D content for use with Macromedia® Director® and Shockwave® Player. Launched in February 2002, the REALVIZ Interactive Studio has already won a loyal industry following. "These tools are superb; together they truly excel in making it as simple as possible for 3D artists to get to grips with Web output". (3D World).
At the 2002 Spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, the REALVIZ Interactive Studio suite was showcased during CEO, Craig Barrett's keynote speech. With more than 3,000 people in attendance, including 500 press members and analysts, REALVIZ presented a movie clip of a photo-realistic 3D environment in which a computer generated snowboarder, none other than Barrett himself, performs stunts across San Francisco landmarks. The video highlighted the REALVIZ toolset and showcased the breadth of compelling visuals, which can be created quickly with a digital camera and the REALVIZ Interactive Studio suite. For more information on REALVIZ Interactive Studio go to: http://www.realviz.com/products/interactive_studio/
Pricing & Availability
REALVIZ ImageModeler 3 is currently available for the Windows® XP/2000 platform through REALVIZ resellers worldwide. A special promotional price of €1,108.00 exclusive to the Mac platform (valid 10. Sept. 2002 until 15. December 2002) is available to all customers who purchase REALVIZ Stitcher + REALVIZ® SceneWe@ver. These customers will automatically receive a preview copy of ImageModeler 3.5 in October 2002, and the product itself upon its release, free of charge.
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, CA; and satellite sales offices in Paris, England, Germany and Singapore. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ' award-winning products are in use by leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide including Cinesite, Framestore, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Buf Compagnie and many others. For more information on REALVIZ, please visit www.realviz.com.