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DAZ Prods. Acquires Carrara Maker Eovia

DAZ Productions Inc., a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, today (April 25, 2006) announced it has acquired Eovia Corp., a based in Mountain View, California-based developer and publisher of leading 3D animation, modeling and rendering solutions. DAZ Productions has taken over Eovia's entire development, marketing and sales divisions and all the technology rights to Carrara, Eovias 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. DAZ Prods. has also acquired all technology rights to Hexagon, Eovias 3D modeling software, from Eovia Europe S.A. DAZ Prods. is not acquiring Eovia Europe S.A.

This move provides an important step forward in achieving our vision to expand the 3D market to the masses by providing high-quality 3D software that is economical and easy to use, said Dan Farr, president of DAZ Prods. In a short period of time, Eovia has generated tremendous industry buzz and established itself as an important player in the world of approachable 3D software. By delivering professional-level tools with remarkable affordability and responding to the competitive needs of professional artists, Eovias Carrara and Hexagon product families have turned heads and earned new respect throughout the 3D community. By bringing together Carrara and Hexagon with the Bryce, Mimic and DAZ|Studio solutions, we will provide a compelling suite of 3D software tools with a unified vision.

The Eovia acquisition will help DAZ meet a wider set of customer needs as well as to grow into new markets. Eovia and DAZ share a similar philosophy based upon ease-of-use, power and affordability. DAZ has long been known for providing world-class 3D assets and tools at mass-market prices. Eovias flagship products, Carrara and Hexagon, offer professional and approachable 3D modeling, animation and rendering capabilities. Eovia and DAZ have been partners since 2004, when Eovia became the exclusive representative for all DAZ products in Europe.

Now is a great time for DAZ and Eovia products to come together as a dynamic force in the 3D industry, said Bob Stockwell, director of sales and marketing for Eovia (www.eovia.com). DAZ is already a proven leader in the content field, and over the last two years Eovia has changed industry perceptions to compete effectively against much more expensive 3D programs. We are excited about the opportunity this provides for Carrara and Hexagon. The passionate Eovia user community will be pleased to know that DAZ will continue to support and develop Eovias most celebrated products.

Terms of the acquisition have not yet been released.

Founded in 2000, DAZ Prods. (www.daz3d.com), a privately-held company located in Draper, Utah, is a market leader in 3D software and digital content creation. The companys model library contains high-quality 3D content at competitive prices. DAZ also develops powerful software applications that support its content, including DAZ|Studio, a free 3D digital art creation tool, Mimic, a lip-synching application and Bryce, a complete 3D environment and animation package. DAZs products have been used in many professional productions, television shows and print publications, such as X-MEN 2, SPIDERMAN, AVERAGE JOE, 48 HOURS, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, POPULAR SCIENCE, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and the History Channel.

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