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Bentley Systems Taps Nexus Architecture to Provide Enhanced Microstation Rendering

Leading Provider of Software for Sustaining Infrastructure Licenses Technology Behind Luxology s Award-Winning modo (August 12, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-8-12--Luxology® LLC, developers of modern, artist-focused 3D software, today announced Bentley Systems, the global leader in software for sustaining infrastructure, has licensed its Nexus rendering technology. Bentley chose Nexus for its overall performance and plans to use it for enhancements to Bentleys MicroStation product line and many more applications in Bentleys comprehensive portfolio of products.

At Bentley, we listen closely to our users and understand that their need for photorealistic renderings to win new business and bring existing projects to successful completion continues to grow, said Bentley Systems Executive Vice President Ray Bentley. Weve always delivered an outstanding set of visualization tools, and now, through our new licensing agreement with Luxology, we will provide our users with rendering technology that takes visualizations to an unsurpassed level of realism.

Our users will never have to leave MicroStation to produce state-of-the-art imagery that is indistinguishable from photos of the completed design, continued Bentley. Furthermore, our ongoing licensing arrangement with Luxology gives us access to the steady stream of enhancements from Luxologys outstanding development team and will allow us to provide our users with ?best of breed visualization for years to come.

Luxologys technology licensing program enables partners to leverage the companys Nexus software architecture to build targeted 2D and 3D applications for the PC and Mac, or to add new 3D capabilities to existing software. Luxology offers a variety of associated professional services to its technology licensing partners, including custom development and a variety of support options.

Bentley put us through a rigorous comparison test and we feel fortunate for this opportunity to work with one of the architecture, engineering, and construction communitys leading providers of software solutions and products, said Brad Peebler, Luxology President and Founder. We look forward to seeing how Bentley and MicroStation users take advantage of the rendering power we are providing.

About Nexus
Nexus is Luxologys cross platform media-aware architecture that supports the rapid deployment of 2D and 3D authoring and visualization applications, and is the same technology that is used to develop the award-winning modo® software. Nexus includes a variety of modeling, sculpting, rendering, painting and animation capabilities, is multi-core aware and fully scriptable using Perl, Python or LUA.

For additional information on Luxology, Nexus or modo, please visit Luxologys website at or contact Luxology at (650) 378-8506.

About Luxology
Based in San Mateo, Calif., Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by Nexus, its modern underlying architecture. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on Luxology, its flagship product modo®, a gallery of sample images and the active Luxology community is available online at

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