Viewpoint DataLabs Becomes
Exclusive Publisher of REM Infográfica 3D Model Bank
Expansion of archive reinforces
Viewpoint's commitment to provide customers with the widest
selection of high-quality 3D models worldwide
Orem, UT - Viewpoint® DataLabs
International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement
with REM Infográfica for the exclusive distribution rights to
all of the 3D content in the REM 3D MODELS BANK®. Effective
with this agreement, the Model Bank will be available exclusively
from Viewpoint and its Web site at http://modelbank.viewpoint.com.
With the addition of nearly 5,000 REM models, Viewpoint's archive
will contain more than 20,000 unique 3D models, images and motions,
representing the largest and fastest growing library of 3D digital
objects in the world.
REM originally created the REM
3D MODELS BANK to support its 3D business, and has since grown
the library into a desirable source of photorealistic, render-ready
3D content for modelers and animators. Today's agreement with
Viewpoint allows REM to increase its focus on 3D technology
development and ensures that, through Viewpoint, a growing base
of customers will have continued direct access to a large selection
of textured 3D models.
"Viewpoint is the clear
choice as our partner for the Model Bank," said Joe
Morley, sales and marketing director of REM Infográfica.
"As the established leader in 3D content, Viewpoint
has the necessary infrastructure and business reach to provide
broader and more direct access, for customers worldwide, to
the richest library of 3D digital content - and will also provide
our current Model Bank members with ongoing high-quality service
and selection. The decision to publish the Model Bank externally
enables REM to increase its investments in developing leading
edge 3D software technology, including our popular Reyes suite
of plug-ins and other 3D animation software, and to make these
tools available to existing customers in the entertainment industry
as well as to new markets."
"Establishing an exclusive
distribution license with REM Infográfica is in keeping with
our goal to provide a growing and broad selection of 3D content
for all our customers," said John Mellor, vice
president of product marketing at Viewpoint. "Combining
these content sources accelerates and reinforces Viewpoint's
commitment to deliver high quality 3D content and creative services
to the entertainment, advertising, visual simulation and computer-based
training industries as well as to corporate markets."
Model Bank Details
- 4,800 Models:
The Model Bank contains approximately 1,200 unique 3D models,
most available with four levels of detail, providing flexibility
for use in projects ranging from high fidelity broadcast to
interactive game development.
- Photorealistic Texture
Maps: Each 3D model is available with a detailed
texture map for 3D Studio MAX, providing render-ready models
and significant time savings.
- Model Categories:
3D models are available in 15 categories including military
and civilian vehicles, aircraft, ships, architecture, furnishings,
plants, humans and several more.
- Discount Pricing:
Model Bank members pay an annual subscription fee of $395
and receive up to an 80% discount on the license of individual
3D models in the Bank.
- Software Formats:
The 3D models and texture maps were created in 3D Studio MAX
and are popular among MAX users worldwide. Many of the models
are also available in other widely used 3D software formats.
Pricing, Licensing and Availability
The Model Bank will remain Web-based and will be available exclusively
through Viewpoint effective immediately. Model Bank members
accessing the Bank through http://www.infografica.com
will automatically be redirected to Viewpoint's Web site at
Existing Model Bank subscription memberships will be honored,
and the way members access and download 3D models will be consistent
for the foreseeable future. Also effective immediately, new
memberships to the Model Bank are available from Viewpoint at
the current annual subscription fee of $395. Through the annual
membership, individual Model Bank 3D models may be licensed
throughout the subscription period at prices ranging from $20
to $70 per model, a substantial discount to non-membership pricing.
REM Infográfica SA
REM Infográfica is Europe's leading developer of 3D software
for the entertainment sector. Its team of software developers
is committed to providing the most creative and innovative tools
in the business. REM Infográfica's family of products is constantly
expanding with the continued development of its suite of Reyes
plug-ins. The market for these products encompasses the film,
television, multimedia and audio-visual production industries.
REM's mission for the future is to take its experience and know-how
gained from developing professional 3D tools and bring that
to the desktop PC. REM Infográfica may be reached by visiting
its Web site http://www.infografica.com.
Viewpoint DataLabs International,
Viewpoint DataLabs International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), is widely
recognized for creating and publishing the world's largest library
of 3D digital content and providing unparalleled custom modeling
services. Viewpoint serves thousands of customers in entertainment,
visual simulation, corporate communications, computer-based
training and advertising - helping create stunning digital effects
for films, television programs, advertisements, games and Web
sites. Its innovative LiveArtTM
personal illustration software is advancing Viewpoint's vision
of bringing 3D graphics technology and content to life for everyday
Viewpoint Web Site:
REM Infográfica Web Site: http://www.infografica.com