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RealViz's VTour logo. Click here to visit the RealViz website! PRESS RELEASE: REALVIZ VTour Now Shipping


Introductory Discount Offer of up to 40% Until 15. April 2006

Sophia Antipolis, France (March 23, 2006) - REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that VTour, the latest addition to their software portfolio for content creation, is now available. The product, which was unveiled at the recent IMAGINA show in Monaco, draws on the award-winning technology of Stitcher and ImageModeler and offers users of all levels an innovative and effective solution for the creation of photo-real 3D environments from 2D pictures or panoramas.

Starting directly from digital photographs, or from full 360-degree panoramas (created using Stitcher, for example), VTour facilitates the creation of 3D scenes such as interiors, or urban areas using polygonal photo-textured primitives. The results can be exported/published as either a 3D movie, or as an interactive application using 3D viewers such as Spi-V3d viewer (based on Shockwave).

VTour has been specifically developed for use in a wide range of applications, such as virtual walkthroughs inside buildings and monuments, 3D simulation, virtual reality, urban planning and video games, and is also well suited for the creation of virtual sets for film and television. VTour thus ideally complements StoryViz, REALVIZ' 3D previz and storyboarding software, enabling users to create photo-real backdrops for their previsualisation projects.

"3D content is very 'in' at the moment, thanks to the videogame industry and special effects in movies. That's why we are receiving more and more requests from our customers to visualize their own commercial activity in 3D in some way, with walkthroughs, fly overs, camera paths, etc. We use QuickTime panorama technology for our customers' needs, but in REALVIZ VTour we've found a great partner and a quick way to accomplish this new 3D trend - without having to invest more money or manpower! Having had the chance to test run the beta version of this great software, we really like the user-friendly interface and the great tutorials provided, which get you up and running very quickly. With VTour, we are now able to achieve special projects in-house, without the need to outsource for artists with 3D skills."
Johnny Vaccaro, CEO, Panogames.com, a publication of Vrway Communication

Pricing & Availability:
VTour is currently available in English for Windows 2000/XP at a price point of 499 €/$ 580 US. A Mac version will also be available from Summer 2006.

Introductory prices*:

  • 375 € / $ 430 (20% discount) for new REALVIZ users;
  • 300 € / $ 340 (40% discount) for existing REALVIZ users.
* Offer valid from now until 15. April 2006.

To take up this offer, and to find out more about VTour, please visit:
http://www.realviz.com/products/vt/index.php, or contact our sales team at:
sales@realviz.com.

About REALVIZ
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France; with satellite sales offices in San Francisco, 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

Copyright 2006 REALVIZ. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


(First posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 12:17 EST)

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