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Independent Study Shows Virtue3D Compresses 3D Web Files Up to 45x Smaller Than Competitors

(August 07, 2001)
Virtue3D today announced the results of an independent research study that showcased Virtue3D Optimizer compression technology obtaining up to 45x smaller file sizes than competing technology.

The tests demonstrated that Virtue3D Optimizer created compressed 3D files that were consistently smaller, and in some instances, up to 45 times smaller than files created by competing products. The tests were conducted by Software Testing Center of the Standards Institution of Israel, an affiliate of eTesting Labs Inc. (formerly ZD Labs), a Ziff-Davis Media company.

Virtue3D Optimizer consistently outperformed competing products -- including Macromedia 3D Exporter for 3D Studio Max, IBM HotMedia, Viewpoint Scene Builder, Cycore Cult3D Exporter for 3D Studio Max, and Pulse 3D Exporter for 3D Studio Max -- in all benchmarks. Virtue3D Optimizer delivered the best rate of compression in every comparison category, which included compression of varying sizes of 3D models containing geometry, geometry and animation, and geometry with image texture. A complete copy of the research report is available at .

"These benchmarks dramatically show that Virtue3D Optimizer is the best compression software for use by 3D modelers, CAD designers, and Web developers. No other product even comes close," noted Lori Dustin, President of Virtue3D. "By allowing customers to create the industry's smallest 3D Web files, Virtue3D supports the most efficient delivery of 3D content over the Web. As a result, customers can quickly share high-quality 3D content online with any user regardless of their connection speed, streamlining design cycles and providing greater access to 3D content."

Key performance results achieved by the Virtue3D Optimizer in the compression tests included the following:

  • Superior performance in every comparison category. In some categories,certain competing products failed to perform, produced compressed files of poor quality, or lost animation features after compression.

  • Compressed geometry files on average by as much as 97%. Virtue3D optimizer created files up to 45 times smaller than files compressed by competing products.

  • Compressed 3D files with geometry plus animation to at least half the size. Virtue3D Optimizer reduced files by at least half as much as --and often more than four times smaller than -- the closest competitor.

  • Created the smallest compressed files with geometry plus image texture.

    Virtue3D Optimizer reduced original file sizes by at least 90%, beating all other compression technologies.

    "Based on our experience, using Virtue3D's technology makes a clear improvement in the delivery and quality of the 3D experience," said Maurizio Padovani, CEO, Padovani S.r.l. (, distributor and content developer. "By using Virtue3D Optimizer to compress 3D files, our customers can create the ultimate sales tool, helping anyone to immediately view and clearly understand complicated 3D models online."

    About the software testing center of the standards institution of israel

    The Software Testing Center of the Standards Institution of Israel is the leading software testing lab in Israel. The center is the only third-party independent testing lab in Israel and is the first international affiliate of eTesting Labs Inc. (formerly ZD Labs), a Ziff Davis Media company. The STC of SII is Israel's first independent organization dedicated exclusively to testing the functionality, usability, and performance of hardware and software, including such varied technologies as Internet, multimedia, security products, network products, and other applications.

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