Paris, France, June 26, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with REALVIZ®, a leading developer of image-processing software, whose technology will be integrated with DS’s 3DVIA online platform and services. REALVIZ’ VTour software enables the creation of photo-realistic 3D environments, from pictures to videos, to be extensively reused in interactive 3DVIA life experiences created with Virtools.
“We fully endorse DS’s 3DVIA strategy and are delighted to be part of its ecosystem,” says Dominique Pouliquen, CEO, REALVIZ. “The expanded partnership with DS will bring tremendous value to our users, extending the scope of image-based modeling to 3D lifelike experiences.” REALVIZ’s VTour creates photorealistic 3D virtual tours of existing environments from a single photo or a panorama. Through innovative, image-based modeling techniques using polygonal primitives and automatic photo-texturing, the solution brings a new approach to creating 3D virtual environments in real-time applications.
“The combined solution will bring huge value for marketing and communications campaigns, ranging from product validation during the design phase, consumer tests, to training and more,” explains Florence Hu, vice president, R&D, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Image-based 3D backdrops generated from REALVIZ’s VTour, when integrated with Virtools, will allow users to enjoy lifelike experiences merging real and virtual.”
With the new version of VTour, REALVIZ is introducing, for the first time in the content creation industry, the capability to create 3D HDR (High Dynamic Range) scenes. The 3D HDR scenes will allow designers and content creators to push the realism of their 3D renderings to previously unobtainable limits, through spatial image-based lighting (SIBL). The HDR textures maps and the corresponding 3D geometry created in VTour give depth to the real world lighting captured in the original photographs.
Partners, customers, and professionals from DS will gather at DEVCON, Dassault Systèmes developer conference in Paris, on June 26-27, 2007, to learn how to leverage the CAA partner program and discover the latest information about DS’s key technological advances. More information on DEVCON can be found at:
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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