Zygote to Support Kaydara FBX Format

Leading 3D Content Provider to Offer Libraries and Custom Services

In Interchange Format



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kaydara Inc

    MONTREAL, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Zygote Media
 Group Inc. and Kaydara Inc. today announced Zygote's support for the FBX 3D
 format. Zygote will utilize FBX for both its existing model libraries and
 custom modeling services. Kaydara's FBX format provides a hub for the
 interchange of 3D data with a centralized working file type, useful for
 content creators who need to acquire, author, and re-purpose 3D and
 mixed-media data.
     Zygote's support of FBX means that models and characters from the Zygote
 library will become simple for Kaydara customers to use and will form a key
 part of the content-creation pipeline for pre-visualization and episodic
 material. Through FBX, Zygote's characters can be quickly and easily mapped to
 motion data using Kaydara FiLMBOX(R), avoiding complex constraint setups that
 would be necessary otherwise.
     "Zygote is a leading supplier of 3D content libraries, and a good
 strategic partner for us," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara. "Having
 access to Zygote's libraries of 3D content through the FBX interchange format
 provides Kaydara customers with an easy way to animate their characters,
 saving time and streamlining the 3D production process."
     "The FBX format provides a great source format for 3D content creators,"
 said Eric Merritt, president of Zygote Media Group Inc. "Providing native FBX
 support for our files will benefit FiLMBOX users by giving them access to the
 wealth of content already available from Zygote, as well as an optimized
 pipeline for interactive media development."
     The FBX interchange format is an integral component of FiLMBOX, which
 includes support for Alias|Wavefront Maya, Discreet 3D Studio Max, NewTek's
 LightWave, and Softimage|3D. In addition to the FiLMBOX product line, FBX is
 natively supported by a variety of 3D applications, 3D content vendors, and
 Web streaming vendors.
 
     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 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 over 300 clients, including
 award-winning clients 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.
 
     About Zygote Media Group Inc.
     Established in 1994, Zygote Media Group Inc. is an industry leader
 providing 3D content for use in projects ranging from major motion picture
 special effects to home use by independent artists. Zygote's versatility
 enables them to be a premier content provider for clients in every aspect of
 the 3D world, including Digital Domain, Dynmamix, Disney Interactive,
 Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Infogrames, Sierra, Coca-Cola, The Arizona Heart
 Institute, and The Cleveland Clinic of Cardiology. The company's 3D models are
 known worldwide for their accuracy and detail. Zygote is a privately held
 company located in Provo, Utah. Zygote's online library as well as more
 information about Zygote Media is available by visiting the company's Web site
 at www.zygote.com.
 
     NOTE:  FiLMBOX is a registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
 Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Reader contact:
      Kaydara general information:
      United States and Canada:  888-842-6842
      International:  514-842-8446
 
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    MONTREAL, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Zygote Media
 Group Inc. and Kaydara Inc. today announced Zygote's support for the FBX 3D
 format. Zygote will utilize FBX for both its existing model libraries and
 custom modeling services. Kaydara's FBX format provides a hub for the
 interchange of 3D data with a centralized working file type, useful for
 content creators who need to acquire, author, and re-purpose 3D and
 mixed-media data.
     Zygote's support of FBX means that models and characters from the Zygote
 library will become simple for Kaydara customers to use and will form a key
 part of the content-creation pipeline for pre-visualization and episodic
 material. Through FBX, Zygote's characters can be quickly and easily mapped to
 motion data using Kaydara FiLMBOX(R), avoiding complex constraint setups that
 would be necessary otherwise.
     "Zygote is a leading supplier of 3D content libraries, and a good
 strategic partner for us," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara. "Having
 access to Zygote's libraries of 3D content through the FBX interchange format
 provides Kaydara customers with an easy way to animate their characters,
 saving time and streamlining the 3D production process."
     "The FBX format provides a great source format for 3D content creators,"
 said Eric Merritt, president of Zygote Media Group Inc. "Providing native FBX
 support for our files will benefit FiLMBOX users by giving them access to the
 wealth of content already available from Zygote, as well as an optimized
 pipeline for interactive media development."
     The FBX interchange format is an integral component of FiLMBOX, which
 includes support for Alias|Wavefront Maya, Discreet 3D Studio Max, NewTek's
 LightWave, and Softimage|3D. In addition to the FiLMBOX product line, FBX is
 natively supported by a variety of 3D applications, 3D content vendors, and
 Web streaming vendors.
 
     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 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 over 300 clients, including
 award-winning clients 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.
 
     About Zygote Media Group Inc.
     Established in 1994, Zygote Media Group Inc. is an industry leader
 providing 3D content for use in projects ranging from major motion picture
 special effects to home use by independent artists. Zygote's versatility
 enables them to be a premier content provider for clients in every aspect of
 the 3D world, including Digital Domain, Dynmamix, Disney Interactive,
 Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Infogrames, Sierra, Coca-Cola, The Arizona Heart
 Institute, and The Cleveland Clinic of Cardiology. The company's 3D models are
 known worldwide for their accuracy and detail. Zygote is a privately held
 company located in Provo, Utah. Zygote's online library as well as more
 information about Zygote Media is available by visiting the company's Web site
 at www.zygote.com.
 
     NOTE:  FiLMBOX is a registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
 Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Reader contact:
      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/11690X12768335
 
 SOURCE  Kaydara Inc