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Pixologic ZBrush 2 Receives 2005 Front Line Award

Excellence and Innovation recognizing the year?s best in tools for game development. (January 09, 2006)

Pixologic, Inc. today announced that ZBrush 2 received its second Game Developers Magazine annual Front Line Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tools for Game Development. ZBrush 1.5 was awarded the Game Developers sixth annual Front Line Award in 2003.

 In March of 2004, Pixologic released ZBrush 2 with advanced subdivision modeling tools and texturing capabilities. ZBrush 2 established digital sculpting as a major tool for studios everywhere.

In the fall of 2005 Pixologic increased its range of tools for game artists by releasing a series of plug-ins. The first plug-in released was Displacement Exporter, ZBrushs plug-in for exporting displacement maps in several different formats and bit depths. Then ZAppLink was released; a plug-in to directly connect ZBrush to Photoshop and other graphics programs that enhance ZBrushs texturing capabilities. Finally ZMapper, a powerful normal map generator, that is easy to use and extensively configurable for any game engine need, was released in December 05.

ZBrush stood in line with companies such as Alias and Discreet to win the Front Line Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tools for Game Development.

Pricing and Availability

 ZBrush retails for $489.00 and can be purchased and downloaded online at Pixologic e-store. ZBrush is also available from Pixologic authorized resellers for both Windows and Mac platform. The ZBrush2 Demo can be downloaded from the Pixologic website by visiting the Download page.

 About ZBrush
ZBrush is an integrated modeling, texturing and illustration environment. ZBrushs innovative set of real-time sculpting, texturing, and deformation tools is used in major film studios and game companies worldwide.  Its instant feedback and real-time response makes it the most natural feeling digital sculpting tool available today.  As a stand-alone application, ZBrush offers tremendous flexibility and appeals to a wide audience.

 About Pixologic Inc.
Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated - develops and markets innovative software products for digital artists. The privately funded company is based in Los Angeles, California, with Research and Development located in Silicon Valley.

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