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DAZ Buys 3D Bryce Package

DAZ Prods. has acquired Bryce, Corel's award-winning 3D landscaping and animation package.

Widely used by designers seeking to integrate 3D technology into their creative workflow, Bryce complements existing DAZ software packages and further strengthens DAZ's presence in the digital graphics market.

DAZ has extensive development plans for Bryce, including launching new versions for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. DAZ has already developed a pathway to bring existing DAZ and Poser content into Bryce seamlessly. Further integration with DAZ|Studio is also already in development.

"Bryce is an exceptional product and we feel confident that DAZ is the right company to carry it forward," said Corel ceo Amish Mehta. "Given Corel's focus on its primary business lines, lead by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, WordPerfect Office and Corel Painter, we needed to identify a strong partner who would preserve the investments of our Bryce customers and assure them of continued product availability, customer support and future product enhancements. With a proven track record in the 3D community and a commitment to deliver new releases of Bryce on both the Macintosh and Windows platform, DAZ is the ideal candidate to fill this role."

"We're extremely excited about this news," added Dan Farr, president of DAZ Prods. "The acquisition of Bryce fits perfectly into our vision of offering a complete 3D creation suite for artists and animators. We look forward to a bright future for Bryce in conjunction with our existing software packages and vast library of 3D content."

Working closely with online community members and key Bryce content developers, DAZ will ensure a smooth transition and continued development of the application. In addition, DAZ will assume responsibility for all Bryce customer service, providing full-time technical and sales support, as well as online discussion and technical support forums. Bryce customers interested in learning more can visit www.bryce.daz3d.com or call DAZ Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-267-5170.

DAZ Prods. Inc. specializes in 3D digital content creation. DAZ also develops software applications that support its content, including DAZ|Studio, a 3D character posing and rendering application available for free to the public; and DAZ|Mimic, a lip-synching application.

Founded in 1985, Corel (www.corel.com) is best known for its graphics and office productivity solutions, including CorelDRAW and WordPerfect.

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