Evolver Custom Online 3D Character Generation To Be Added To 3DVIA.com

Evolver, the world's first web based tool for building custom 3D character models and 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes brand for delivering 3D lifelike experiences for creative professionals, casual game developers and a growing community of 3D enthusiasts, today announced the integration of a custom version of the Evolver application into the 3DVIA website.

Press Release from Darwin Dimensions

Evolver, the world's first web based tool for building custom 3D character models and 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes brand for delivering 3D lifelike experiences for creative professionals, casual game developers and a growing community of 3D enthusiasts, today announced the integration of a custom version of the Evolver application into the 3DVIA website. With this announcement, 3DVIA.com's 170,000 registered users will be able to generate custom character models from a web-based application integrated with a 3DVIA user's online account.

The custom 3DVIA avatar generator will utilize Evolver's proprietary software to deliver custom character models in an "animation-ready" format within minutes, simplifying the process for creating realistic human characters for use in games and simulations produced using the 3DVIA Studio, 3DVIA Scenes and 3DVIA Virtools 3D development environments.

"Our newly launched 3DVIA Platform, which integrates authoring software, stock content and an active 3D community, significantly simplifies the process of generating online 3D applications for users of all skill levels," said Lynne Wilson, CEO, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. "Evolver software lets users quickly and easily generate custom 3D characters online; the simple workflow matches our design objectives, and is a welcome addition to 3DVIA capabilities."

Brian Nilles, CEO of Evolver added, "The integration with 3DVIA demonstrates the success of Evolver in its ability to deliver a licensable tool which enables consumers to do astounding things, with extremely low barriers to entry. The combination of web accessibility, ease of use, creative latitude and animation-ready 3D characters delivered server to server -- are all Evolver firsts, and the 3DVIA Platform and their users are a perfect universe to enable this workflow."

Located directly in the 3DVIA account dashboard, users will be able to select an option to generate a custom 3D character model through an intuitive point and click interface. Once satisfied, users will be able to set the character as their personal avatar for use in the 3DVIA Scenes online 3D application generator for free.

Experienced programmers and creative professionals wanting more flexibility and control over the interactivity for their characters will be able to purchase and download their creations for only $39 per character for use in 3DVIA Studio and 3DVIA Virtools projects.

*About Darwin Dimensions, Inc.Evolver is the flagship product of Darwin Dimensions, Inc., the first solution to bring together complex 3D modeling, consumer ease of use, and fully interoperable avatars. Evolver provides a central portal to design, manage and transport digital avatars that can be deployed automatically in virtual worlds, online games, social networks and professional animation and pre-visualization projects. A highly customizable licensed version of Evolver is also available as an integrated site specific avatar generator designed specifically for the target application and its customers. For more information visit www.evolver.com or contact (949) 330-6345.

*About 3DVIA3DVIA, the newest brand in the Dassault Systèmes portfolio, delivers lifelike 3D experiences to the world's rapidly expanding digital communities. It represents a bold commitment to extend 3D technology to new users, businesses, and consumers. By delivering products designed specifically for non-traditional users of 3D applications, 3DVIA establishes an entirely new way for companies to communicate across the enterprise and directly with consumers using 3D as a universal language. www.3dvia.com

*About Dassault SystemesAs a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systemes 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. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

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