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EGISYS AG Debuts 3D Content Brokerage Database for the Sale and Distribution of 3D Objects

(August 23, 2001)
EGISYS, in conjunction with Curious Labs, unveiled prototype of the 3D Content database integrated into Poser Pro Pack at Siggraph. The EGISYS 3D Content Brokerage database will provide 3D artists and content developers with a new sales and distribution channel to sell their creations via either the Web or from directly within select 3D applications. Additionally, textures, 3D objects, motion files and other key components for the creation of 3D scenes will be accessible with keyword searches.

EGISYS will release its 3D Content Brokerage system later this year. It will be integrated within Curious Labs' Poser(R) and Poser Pro Pack, and also available as a standalone product.

The database targets professional modelers, Web designers, animation and multimedia artists, as well as the large community of hobbyist users working with tools such as Poser. With this Content Brokerage system, all 3D content and components developed and submitted through the system by individual artists will be available as commercial offerings or shareware to the entire 3D community.

"We had great response to the prototype at Siggraph," said Wolfgang Eichner, CEO of EGISYS AG. "The 3D Content Brokerage system allows Poser users to not only upload their 3D components to the content server directly from within Poser, but also access a searchable content database for new 3D objects. This integrated 3D database is an entirely new concept, which will greatly benefit the community." In addition to uploading files to the database, contributors will be able to create an account to track content sales, and capture revenue. Users can easily purchase 3D models directly on the Internet from within Poser, or from other 3D tools as additional third-party applications integrate with the database.

"The EGISYS Content Brokerage system sounds like a great way for 3D artists and Poser content creators to get direct access to the Poser user community, directly inside of the application. We're excited to see such a simple system for Poser artists to sell or trade 3D content to other users. It will be fantastic to see artists in the community become entrepreneurs using this new marketplace," said Dan Farr, president of DAZ Productions, the largest content developer of Poser figures, textures and add-on content.

Registered users will be able to log into the Content Brokerage Portal, search for specific pieces to download and upload their own creations. The database will work with a browser and the prototype Poser client. Also users will be able to make use of Poser scenes as a portal to deliver custom content to NewTek's LightWave, Discreet's 3ds max, e-on's Vue d'Esprit and MAXON's Cinema 4D through the directly integrated Poser Pro Pack plug-ins.

"Integration of a content database inside of Poser is a logical next step. We will communicate this to our affiliated artists to determine how Renderosity might help them take advantage of this new distribution channel. Combined with the exposure our artists have in the Renderosity community, their potential for success is even greater," said Tim Choate, president of Bondware, Inc., and owner of, the largest Poser community.

In the near future, the EGISYS 3D Content Brokerage database will expand to include movements or motion capture data, speech simulations, mimics and gestures, pose files or even scripts.

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