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REALVIZ Ships ImageModeler 4.0 For The Mac3D modeling application adds powerful new feature enhancements (November 16, 2004)
REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, has begun shipment of ImageModeler 4.0 for the Macintosh platform. (A Windows version of the software also became available in August of this year.) REALVIZ ImageModeler is the solution to measure and create 3D scenes using photographs. Using advanced algorithms, ImageModeler extracts 3D information from stills to help measure the 3D space created and construct accurate 3D models with highly realistic textures. The resulting model can be exported in your favorite authoring package.
REALVIZ ImageModeler is a production-proven application, which can be employed by 3D content creators working in a wide variety of industries for the modeling of scenes or buildings for architectural purposes, for calculations and 3D surveys from photographs, for creating 3D virtual visits and photo-realistic backdrops, as well as human modeling, industrial design, animation and special effects, or for the simple creation of photo-realistic objects compatible with Web 3D formats. ImageModeler drastically improves workflow processes and productivity levels, whilst enabling the accurate re-creation of even the most complex of objects or scenes.
Version 4.0 offers a number of powerful new features, which have been specifically developed to meet the demands of 3D content creators, including:
- A 3D/2D Integration Tool, which facilitates the accurate integration of existing CAD 3D projects into 2D photographs
- A UV Mapping Editor, which enables users to edit the uv mapping of textures
- The possibility to apply textures obtained from other sources
- New Calibration Constraints: particularly useful when integrating new CAD projects
- Quicktime VR Object Movie export, enabling users to publish/share their models
- SnapShot, which exports an image of the 3d scene as a jpg file
"Since the last release, there have been increases in the number of applications that allow you to create 3D models from 2D photos. ImageModeler still stands above the others for ease of use, power, and the ability to generate high quality results. Anyone who is building 3D models for the web, previz, broadcast, or even film, should consider purchasing ImageModeler 4.0. I give REALVIZ ImageModeler 4.0 a Strong Buy Recommendation." Stephen Schleicher, Digital Media Net, USA (Oct. 2004)
"If you seriously need a tool to accurately measure or reconstruct objects (or whole sets, for that matter) based on reference images, or if you even need to matchmove single frames (for sequences, check out another excellent REALVIZ product, MatchMover Pro), then you simply can't go wrong with ImageModeler. A remarkable product, at a down-to-earth price, from a committed developer - it can easily pay for itself in one project, when used in production." Nick Hatzichristos, Animate This, Greece (Nov. 2004)
Version 4.0 also includes; new modeling constraints, including axis guide, and distance snapping; a new flexible world space tool, to allow the definition of more complex coordinate systems and metrics; support of Exif headers; improved interactions, including; QuickZoom, Interactive Shot Matching, Zoom/Pan outside the viewport, Selection of buffer settings.
Pricing & Availability
REALVIZ ImageModeler 4.0 is available for Microsoft Windows & Macintosh through REALVIZ resellers worldwide and from REALVIZ direct at a price point of $1,380 US (1,200 Euros). Current owners of ImageModeler 3.5 are able to up-grade to version 4.0 for $520 US (450 Euros). Owners of earlier versions of ImageModeler (previous to version 3.5) are able to up-grade to version 4.0 for $690 US (600 Euros). (All prices are excl. of tax & delivery.)
To see ImageModeler in action, check out the Gallery section on the REALVIZ website: http://www.realviz.com/gallery/index.php
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco, CA; and a satellite sales office in London, Paris and Berlin. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ' award-winning products are used by thousands of professional photographers, as well as leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide including Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Buf Compagnie and many others.
REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in the following films, plus many more: 'Alien vs. Predator', 'King Arthur', 'The Life and Death of Peter Sellers', 'Troy', 'Van Helsing', 'The Last Samurai', 'Hellboy', 'Ella Enchanted', "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle' , 'Underworld' & 'Un Long Dimanche De Fiançailles' ('A Very Long Engagement') from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ('Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain') which opened on 27. October 2004, starring Audrey Tautou.
For more information visit www.realviz.com.
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