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New RTT Shader Packages For Vizrt Design Software Produce A New Level Of Photorealistic Rendering

Viz|Artist 3.0 Also Offers Full Integration with Entire Product Line, Visual Data Tool Plug-Ins, and Enhanced Interactivity (April 27, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-27--Vizrt, a leading provider of real-time, integrated broadcast graphics software, announces significant enhances to its Viz|Artist 3.0 design software. Among them: RTT Advanced Materials plug-ins for photo-realistic rendering of 3D objects and materials, a database within Viz|Artist for the storage of the complex materials associated with the RTT shaders, the entire Vizrt product line is now fully Viz|Artist compliant, new Visual Data Tools (VDT) plug-ins for increased financial and statistic database functionality, and enhanced interactivity with touch screen devices.


At the recent NAB convention in Las Vegas, Vizrt demoed new “RTT Advanced Materials” plug-ins for Viz|Artist for the first time. RTT AG is a Munich-based provider of real-time visualization technologies and services. This exclusive package of RTT shaders allows Vizrt users to visualize 3D objects and surfaces in cutting-edge photorealistic quality. With the new shaders, graphic artists now have a wide selection of new background materials, computer-generated objects, and animation to create photo-realistic graphics.


“The integration of RTT's leading-edge visualization know-how with Vizrt's 3D real-time design application represents an important step forward for broadcast-oriented photorealistic real-time rendering,” said Christian Huber, Director of Operations, Vizrt. “This plug-in package offers broadcasters more choice in visual quality and photorealism than has ever been possible before. RTT plug-ins will be the tool kit of choice to achieve the ultimate in realism, particularly when working in HD resolution.”


The plug-in package provides Vizrt users with an extensive selection of materials including carbon, lacquered wood, metal, glass, bump maps and many more effects. The RTT shaders react to light sources, basis textures, settings and materials specific to Viz|Artist 3.0, such as color, shininess and opacity. In addition, the user can draw on a wide selection of presets, such as ready-made wood alternatives.  


To better manage the RTT Advanced Material shaders, there is a new object type in Viz|Artist that enables the user to store complex material consisting of the basic color settings, textures and shaders into the Viz|Artist database.


Vizrt plans to expand upon the "RTT Advanced Materials" package systematically in the future.


Additionally, the entire Vizrt product line is fully Viz|Artist 3.0 compliant. Viz|Artist is now supported from Viz|Trio CG, Viz|Content Pilot content management, Viz|Ticker, and Viz|NLE plug-ins. All products can utilize the enhanced feature set of Viz|Artist 3.0.


Also new to Viz|Artist 3.0, Visual Data Tools (VDT) plug-ins for Viz|Artist 3.0 can be used to display any type of statistic or financial data. VDT plug-ins enable the creation of charts and diagrams. It also includes plug-ins for modifying, importing, exporting and storing data from databases such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, etc.


Viz|Artist 3.0 now supports multi-touch devices, such as when multiple users simultaneously interact with graphics on a touch screen for sports results or stock prices, for example. This interactivity was also shown within Vizrt’s NAB booth.


Another new plug-in called “Action Model,” created in collaboration between Vizrt and Media Seasons, was shown for the first time at NAB. This plug-in is designed to animate complex 3D models and characters, such as animated football players, horses in motion, etc.



About RTT AG:

Realtime Technology AG is a worldwide, leading supplier of 3D real-time visualization technologies and services for industrial applications in the automotive, aircraft and consumer goods industries. The company supports its customers not only during the design and developing phases with regard to the virtual display of different product concepts (Virtual Prototyping), but also during the marketing and sales stages in presenting the products in all variants and with all additional options in the Showroom (Virtual Showroom), on the Internet, and at conventions.


Among RTT’s customers: Adidas, Airbus, Audi, BASF, Bertrandt, BMW, Chrysler, Dai Nippon Printing, DaimlerChrysler, Demag Ergotech, Dodge EADS, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford Otosan, Lamborghini, ICON Aircraft, Inovo Design, Italdesign Giugiaro, Sagem Communication, Samsung, Scania, Schuco, Sony Ericsson, Thyssen Krupp, Toyota, Virtuelles Studio, Volkswagen, and Volvo.


RTT employs roughly 200 people at nine locations. The company is based in Munich. Additional offices are located in Los Angeles, Detroit, Seoul, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Stuttgart and Hamburg.


RTT is a public company traded on Open-Market Frankfurt, Xetra, Freiverkehr Stuttgart and Freiverkehr Berlin-Bremen: R1T, ISIN: DE0007012205. For further information, please refer to


About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s asset management. Running on non-proprietary hardware, the combination of these unique cutting-edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution. The latest addition to the Vizrt product suite is Viz|MPS for handheld devices.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information, please refer to

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