Kaydara Announces FiLMBOX(R) 3.0

Powerful Extension to Kaydara's Core Vision; New Enhancements Streamline

Character Animation Workflow and Improve Productivity



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kaydara Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- At the
 National Association of Broadcasters Convention today, Kaydara Inc. announced
 the upcoming release of FiLMBOX 3.0, the latest version of its real-time 3D
 content authoring and delivery tool.  With substantial enhancements to
 Kaydara's character engine, animation tools and user interface, FiLMBOX 3.0
 significantly streamlines the production process by extending the
 content-authoring capabilities and allowing animators to create, modify and
 re-use animated content more efficiently.
     "FiLMBOX 3.0 is a powerful extension to Kaydara's core vision -- to
 deliver the mixedmedia(TM) pipeline -- where animation, graphics, audio, and
 video elements are united in one integrated production workflow," said Michel
 Besner, president of Kaydara.  "Kaydara's FiLMBOX product line forms a
 versatile pipeline for real-time previsualization, validation, and production
 of animated content."
     FiLMBOX 3.0 builds on the solid FiLMBOX foundation by enhancing various
 essential tools as well as introducing entirely new features.  With a host of
 new workflow enhancements, FiLMBOX 3.0 considerably reduces the setup time
 required to produce animated character content thus enabling studios to become
 more productive and cost-effective.  New features in FiLMBOX 3.0 include:
 
     * HumanIK(TM) -- Enhancements to FiLMBOX's robust character engine will
       allow animators to easily reproduce even the most complex range of
       movements while bringing their characters to life
 
     * New Control Curves Tool -- Allows users to easily edit additive layers
       of animation without modifying the original data
 
     * New Menu Bar -- Exposes second-level navigation commands for quicker
       access to commonly used tools
 
     * New Transformation Handles -- Accelerates object manipulation and
       provide interactive visual cues directly from the 3D views
 
     FiLMBOX 3.0 also natively supports Kaydara's FBX, a powerful interchange
 format for 3D data that allows FiLMBOX users to quickly and easily acquire and
 exchange 3D assets and media from a wide variety of sources.  FBX has received
 industry support from 3D content vendors such as MOTEK, Zygote, Turbo Squid
 and NewTek, and streaming-3D content vendors such as QEDSoft.
     Kaydara is showcasing FiLMBOX 3.0 in the company's booth (number S 3263)
 at NAB 2001.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Kaydara FiLMBOX 3.0 will be available in July 2001, at a base price of
 $US 5,000.  FiLMBOX 3.0 supports Microsoft Windows NT/2000, Apple OS X, SGI
 IRIX, Red Hat Linux.
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications.  Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by award-winning clients, including
 Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging, MainFrame Entertainment,
 Midway Games, Astral Communications and TSN.  Kaydara is a privately held
 company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
     To find out more about Kaydara, visit www.kaydara.com .
 
     FiLMBOX, HumanIK and mixedmedia are registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
 Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Kaydara general information:
     United States and Canada: 888-842-6842
     International: 514-842-8446
 
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SOURCE Kaydara Inc.
    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- At the
 National Association of Broadcasters Convention today, Kaydara Inc. announced
 the upcoming release of FiLMBOX 3.0, the latest version of its real-time 3D
 content authoring and delivery tool.  With substantial enhancements to
 Kaydara's character engine, animation tools and user interface, FiLMBOX 3.0
 significantly streamlines the production process by extending the
 content-authoring capabilities and allowing animators to create, modify and
 re-use animated content more efficiently.
     "FiLMBOX 3.0 is a powerful extension to Kaydara's core vision -- to
 deliver the mixedmedia(TM) pipeline -- where animation, graphics, audio, and
 video elements are united in one integrated production workflow," said Michel
 Besner, president of Kaydara.  "Kaydara's FiLMBOX product line forms a
 versatile pipeline for real-time previsualization, validation, and production
 of animated content."
     FiLMBOX 3.0 builds on the solid FiLMBOX foundation by enhancing various
 essential tools as well as introducing entirely new features.  With a host of
 new workflow enhancements, FiLMBOX 3.0 considerably reduces the setup time
 required to produce animated character content thus enabling studios to become
 more productive and cost-effective.  New features in FiLMBOX 3.0 include:
 
     * HumanIK(TM) -- Enhancements to FiLMBOX's robust character engine will
       allow animators to easily reproduce even the most complex range of
       movements while bringing their characters to life
 
     * New Control Curves Tool -- Allows users to easily edit additive layers
       of animation without modifying the original data
 
     * New Menu Bar -- Exposes second-level navigation commands for quicker
       access to commonly used tools
 
     * New Transformation Handles -- Accelerates object manipulation and
       provide interactive visual cues directly from the 3D views
 
     FiLMBOX 3.0 also natively supports Kaydara's FBX, a powerful interchange
 format for 3D data that allows FiLMBOX users to quickly and easily acquire and
 exchange 3D assets and media from a wide variety of sources.  FBX has received
 industry support from 3D content vendors such as MOTEK, Zygote, Turbo Squid
 and NewTek, and streaming-3D content vendors such as QEDSoft.
     Kaydara is showcasing FiLMBOX 3.0 in the company's booth (number S 3263)
 at NAB 2001.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Kaydara FiLMBOX 3.0 will be available in July 2001, at a base price of
 $US 5,000.  FiLMBOX 3.0 supports Microsoft Windows NT/2000, Apple OS X, SGI
 IRIX, Red Hat Linux.
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications.  Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by award-winning clients, including
 Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging, MainFrame Entertainment,
 Midway Games, Astral Communications and TSN.  Kaydara is a privately held
 company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
     To find out more about Kaydara, visit www.kaydara.com .
 
     FiLMBOX, HumanIK and mixedmedia are registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
 Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Kaydara general information:
     United States and Canada: 888-842-6842
     International: 514-842-8446
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X81110434
 
 SOURCE  Kaydara Inc.