Activision Selects REALVIZ Movimento

Activision has selected REALVIZ Movimento as its facial capture solution of choice for a forthcoming movie-based game. Movimento is a state-of-the-art video-based motion capture solution, "Powered by SMART," REALVIZ' automatic 3D tracking engine.

REALVIZ Movimento offers the capability to capture the motion of any non-rigid object (humans, animals) in post-production, from synchronized image sequences with total flexibility:

* Starting from two cameras to as many as required* Cameras can be fixed or moving.* Cameras can be of different frame rates and definitions* No need for a motion capture studio

"REALVIZ Movimento is a significant addition to our production pipeline," explained Filippo Costanzo, art director of Central Technology at Activision. "This innovative solution will positively impact the way we work, reducing both the time and complexity often involved in achieving our production goals."

"REALVIZ Movimento is an extremely robust and flexible production tool already, and it stands to grow even more from this relationship with Activision, as they continue to provide us with feedback and requests to suit their production needs," added Kim Van Hoven, REALVIZ SFX sales manager. "In return, our aim is to help their team increase production speed and quality to complete projects quicker and more efficiently than ever before."

Since its launch at SIGGRAPH 2006, Movimento has been firmly embraced by leading motion capture specialists, game developers and production houses worldwide, including: Framestore CFC (UK), WideScreen Games (France), Glassworks (London) and FilmAkademie Stuttgart (Germany). amongst others.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Inc. (www.activision.com) is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

REALVIZ (www.realviz.com) is a leading developer of image based creation software headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, with satellite sales offices in Los Angeles, London and Paris. REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in many recent movies, including: HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, BLADES OF GLORY, ZODIAC, THE HOST and CHILDREN OF MEN.