REALVIZ Partners With Autodesk to Offer Automatic 3D Tracking Plug-in,MMTrack, FREE to Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya Users*
SIGGRAPH 2006: Booth 419
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Sophia Antipolis, France (July 28, 2006) --REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, has joined forces with Autodesk to offer Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya users the unique opportunity to obtain copies of REALVIZ's automatic 3D tracking plug-in software, MMTrack, free of charge (normal retail price $560 US/490 €). The plug-ins fit seamlessly into the workflows of 3ds Max and Maya users, and combine new-generation automatic tracking technology with an unbeatable range of features, enabling users to access this world-class product at the simple click of button.The offer, which launches next week at the SIGGRAPH Convention in Boston, Aug 1-3, 2006, will run through August 1, 2007.

MMTrack for both 3ds Max and Maya is an automatic 3D tracking plug-in, which enables the seamless integration of computer-generated elements into live action footage by computing the 3D motion of the camera or the scene from the footage itself, feeding it directly into 3ds Max and Maya. This complex estimation process is completely automatic, and relies on the SMART ('Scalable Matching Architecture for Tracking') kernel from REALVIZ. Being "Powered by SMART", MMTrack for 3ds Max and Maya incorporates the most advanced automatic 3D tracking technology available today. 3D artists working with 3ds Max and Maya are now able to access the best automatic 3D tracking engine on the market, without the need to leave their 3D application.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for 3ds Max and Maya users to get hands on with the best tracking technology available today. We are delighted to be working with Autodesk to bring this unique offer to the 3ds Max and Maya user communities," said Dominique Pouliquen, CEO, REALVIZ.

Michel Besner, senior director of Product Management for Autodesk's Media & Entertainment Division, said, "3D tracking used to be a manual, time-consuming process; it's now largely automated. 3D tracking with REALVIZ's MMTrack plug-in software helps Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya artists quickly and accurately integrate computer-generated imagery into live action footage, enabling them to spend more time on creative tasks. Autodesk is excited to partner with REALVIZ to bring this great technology to 3ds Max and Maya users free of charge."

Demonstrations of MMTrack for 3ds Max and Maya will take place at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Convention at the Autodesk booth (#1706) on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 4 - 5 pm and on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 from 9:30 - 10:30 am, as well as at the REALVIZ booth (#419) from Aug 1-3, 2006.

REALVIZ MatchMover Pro and MMTrack technology is acknowledged as the 'weapon of choice' for post-production professionals worldwide, and has been used to create stunning visual effects in many recent major movies, including: 'Superman Returns', 'V for Vendetta', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Lord of War', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Sin City', 'Kung Fu Hustle', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow', 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' and 'Alien vs. Predator'.

Pricing and availability
MMTrack for Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya runs on Windows, Mac OSX & Linux, and is compatible with 3ds Max 8 and Maya 7. Users who take up this offer will automatically receive upgrades to forthcoming releases of MMTrack (compatible with subsequent releases of 3ds Max and Maya) free of charge for the duration of the offer period.
(*Offer valid from August 1, 2006 through August 1, 2007).

To take up this offer, go to:

For further details on MMTrack, go to:
http://sfx.realviz.com/products/mmt/index.php, or contact: info@realviz.com.

REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with satellite sales offices in Los Angeles, London and Paris. 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 Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, The Orphanage, Inc, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others. www.realviz.com.


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