Cinesite Switches to RenderDotC; MaiTai Plug-in to Complete Linux Renderfarm

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dot C Software, Inc.

    KAILUA, Hawaii, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2000, Cinesite
 Studios (USA) licensed RenderDotC, Film Edition renderer from Dot C Software,
 Inc.  The film quality renderer will be used exclusively on Cinesite's new
 Linux renderfarm located at their Hollywood studio.  Included in the deal were
 licenses of MaiTai, Dot C's plug-in that exports scenes from Maya to
 RenderDotC.  Cinesite is scheduled to use RenderDotC and MaiTai in upcoming
 films "Ali," "Miggado," "Mothman Prophesies," "Clockstoppers" and
 "Windtalkers," and is building it into their production pipeline for use in
 all future projects.  "I am excited at the prospect of working with Dot C,"
 Dan Rosen, CTO of Cinesite said.  "RenderDotC offers the look we need for film
 with speeds up to 3 times faster than our old renderer.  Plus, new features
 being added continually expand our ability to produce the most realistic
 images available today."
     RenderDotC and MaiTai were developed to fill the gap for reliable, fast
 graphics tools used for filmmaking and broadcast productions.  "With Maya and
 Houdini now available for Linux, RenderDotC and MaiTai complete the toolstream
 that users expect on PCs running NT or Linux," Rick LaMont, Chief Technology
 Officer of Dot C Software, Inc. stated.  In 1996, RenderDotC became the first
 film quality renderer for Windows.  Today, it is still the best.  "In today's
 entertainment market, studios are interested in quality, speed, and
 reliability.  RDC delivers," says Cheryl LaMont, CEO and President.  "The old
 'industry standards' for software and hardware really can't match the value
 and appeal of software targeting the PC/Linux market."
 
     About Cinesite
     Cinesite is a Kodak subsidiary and part of the company's Entertainment
 Imaging division.  With facilities in Hollywood and London, Cinesite provides
 a wide range of visual and physical effects for film, digital film mastering,
 digital film restoration and preservation services.  Cinesite's visual effect
 projects include "ERIN BROCKOVICH," "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH," "THE MUMMY,"
 and "ANIMAL FARM."  For more information, visit the Cinesite website at
 www.cinesite.com.
 
     About Dot C Software
     Established in 1992, Dot C Software is a world leader in the development
 of advanced 3D graphics tools and special effects software for use in film,
 broadcast and game development.  For more information about Dot C Software
 please visit http://www.dotcsw.com.  RenderDotC is a registered trademark of
 Dot C Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are the properties of their
 respective owners.
 
     For More Information, Cheryl LaMont of Dot C Software, Inc.,
 cheryl@dotcsw.com
 
 

SOURCE Dot C Software, Inc.
    KAILUA, Hawaii, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2000, Cinesite
 Studios (USA) licensed RenderDotC, Film Edition renderer from Dot C Software,
 Inc.  The film quality renderer will be used exclusively on Cinesite's new
 Linux renderfarm located at their Hollywood studio.  Included in the deal were
 licenses of MaiTai, Dot C's plug-in that exports scenes from Maya to
 RenderDotC.  Cinesite is scheduled to use RenderDotC and MaiTai in upcoming
 films "Ali," "Miggado," "Mothman Prophesies," "Clockstoppers" and
 "Windtalkers," and is building it into their production pipeline for use in
 all future projects.  "I am excited at the prospect of working with Dot C,"
 Dan Rosen, CTO of Cinesite said.  "RenderDotC offers the look we need for film
 with speeds up to 3 times faster than our old renderer.  Plus, new features
 being added continually expand our ability to produce the most realistic
 images available today."
     RenderDotC and MaiTai were developed to fill the gap for reliable, fast
 graphics tools used for filmmaking and broadcast productions.  "With Maya and
 Houdini now available for Linux, RenderDotC and MaiTai complete the toolstream
 that users expect on PCs running NT or Linux," Rick LaMont, Chief Technology
 Officer of Dot C Software, Inc. stated.  In 1996, RenderDotC became the first
 film quality renderer for Windows.  Today, it is still the best.  "In today's
 entertainment market, studios are interested in quality, speed, and
 reliability.  RDC delivers," says Cheryl LaMont, CEO and President.  "The old
 'industry standards' for software and hardware really can't match the value
 and appeal of software targeting the PC/Linux market."
 
     About Cinesite
     Cinesite is a Kodak subsidiary and part of the company's Entertainment
 Imaging division.  With facilities in Hollywood and London, Cinesite provides
 a wide range of visual and physical effects for film, digital film mastering,
 digital film restoration and preservation services.  Cinesite's visual effect
 projects include "ERIN BROCKOVICH," "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH," "THE MUMMY,"
 and "ANIMAL FARM."  For more information, visit the Cinesite website at
 www.cinesite.com.
 
     About Dot C Software
     Established in 1992, Dot C Software is a world leader in the development
 of advanced 3D graphics tools and special effects software for use in film,
 broadcast and game development.  For more information about Dot C Software
 please visit http://www.dotcsw.com.  RenderDotC is a registered trademark of
 Dot C Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are the properties of their
 respective owners.
 
     For More Information, Cheryl LaMont of Dot C Software, Inc.,
 cheryl@dotcsw.com
 
 SOURCE  Dot C Software, Inc.