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PRESS RELEASE: REALVIZ® Lends Their Support For The Re-launch of Popular Online Virtual Reality Magazine, VRMAG
Sophia Antipolis, France (November 29, 2007) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, has joined forces with Lugano-based VRWAY® Communication to support the much anticipated re-launch this week of their popular online virtual reality magazine, VRMAG. VRMAG (www.vrmag.org) is an online travel, photography and technology magazine supported with stunning 360-degree virtual reality panoramas from some of the world's top photographers, and covers a wide range of subjects from architecture, cities, landscapes, hotels and major events from across the globe.
VRWAY was established in 1999 as a publisher of content-rich media for both print and the Internet. The VRWAY mission is to inspire Internet users and potential consumers by totally immersing them in a unique and interactive experience - a virtual prelude to the real-world experience that awaits them, be it travel, leisure, fine dining or shopping.
"VRMAG was last published around one year ago," explains VRWAY Communication COO and Founder, Marco Trezzini. "This hiatus was due to a number of factors. However, we are delighted to be back bigger and better than ever! The response from the VR community was overwhelming when we announced that we were planning a re-launch this winter. What we have now is a re-launch issue that's bigger than anything we have done before, with over 45 new articles from 10 leading industry writers, and contributions from around 29 of the world's top panoramic photographers."
"We are delighted to see VRMAG back in action again," said Dominique Pouliquen, REALVIZ CEO. "This is an influential publication within the VR community, and a key forum for users to exchange ideas and see the full potential of this medium. We are very pleased to welcome Marco and his team back."
Topics in the re-launch edition of VRMAG range from a report by Marcin Mroz on Chernobyl 21 years after the nuclear explosion which devastated the town, and the stunning project, 'Dresden Old Masters Fine Art Gallery' by Jim Spadaccini, with a guided tour of Anshe Chung Studios' version of the gallery and DanCoyote Antonelli's Full Immersion Hyperformalism in Second Life. Johnny Vaccaro also reports on the genesis of Panogames.com and showcases some of the best gaming screen shots ever realized.
Ever wondered what the view is like from inside your washing machine? Or from the inside of a coke bottle looking out? Or how effective ironing under water is? Then wonder no more. These and other extreme virtual experiences are also featured in this latest issue of VRMAG. In addition, noted photographer Pat St. Clair also tackles the often hotly debated subject of Advanced Panoramic Stitching.
"We use REALVIZ Stitcher® Unlimited almost exclusively for all of our panoramic work here at VRWAY," says Trezzini, "and are indebted to REALVIZ, and our other industry partners for their ongoing support of our work. With their help and that of our loyal contributors, we look forward to breathing new life into VRMAG as we enter 2008."
For further details, visit: www.vrmag.org, or contact Marco Trezzini: [email protected] Tel: +41 79 357 0400.
For further details on REALVIZ Stitcher, visit: http://stitcher.realviz.com, or contact [email protected]
VRWAY is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland and has operations in various European countries, as well as the US. VRWAY was established in 1999 as a publisher of content-rich media for both print and the Internet. The VRWAY mission is to inspire Internet surfers and potential consumers by completely illustrating and immersing them in a unique and interactive experience - a virtual prelude to the real-world experience that awaits them, be it travel, leisure, fine dining or shopping. By providing the highest quality visual content, VRWAY helps consumers make educated decisions while offering online businesses a superlative visual medium to attract customers, showcase their goods, and increase their online sales. www.vrway.com
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software headquartered 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 Toyota, Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, The Orphanage, Inc, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others.
REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in many recent major movies, including: 'The Golden Compass', 'The Mist', 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', 'Underdog', 'Blades of Glory', 'Zodiac', 'Goal! 2: Living the Dream', 'The Host', 'Children of Men', 'Superman Returns', 'V for Vendetta', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Sin City'. www.realviz.com
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(First posted on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 12:29 EST)