REALVIZ announced that it is offering a free copy of the award-winning image based 3D modeling software, ImageModeler 3.5 (which retails for 750 Euros/$850) with all purchases of MatchMover Pro 3.0 (which retails for 9,600 Euros/$11,000) made between June 14- 30, 2004.
MatchMover Pro is the professional way to track 3D camera data and motion from videos and film sequences, providing the ease of automatic tracking, with the precision control matchmoving professionals demand. Considered by many post-production professionals as a key tool in their armory, MatchMover Pro has been selected by hundreds of studios worldwide, including leading production and effects houses in Hollywood and the U.K.
ImageModeler 3.5 is the solution to measure and create 3D scenes using photographs. Using advanced algorithms, ImageModeler extracts 3D information from stills to help measure the 3D space created and construct accurate 3D models with highly realistic textures. The resulting model can be exported in your favorite authoring package.
REALVIZ MatchMover Pro and ImageModeler are mutually complementary products, enabling users to shoot pictures on set and prepare 3D data (with ImageModeler), which can be used by MatchMover Pro to assist in the tracking of complex shots. MatchMover Pro can also be used to create a cloud of 3D points, which, together with the original images, can be used by ImageModeler to produce a video-based, photo-textured 3D model. Further details on this and other capabilities will be available in fall 2004.
"REALVIZ MatchMover and ImageModeler were integral to the process of creating 150 effects shots for the film DEVIL WINDS [Cinetel/Lion's Gate], said Adam Stern, president, Artifex Studios, Vancouver. A number of shots required tracking in 3D elements - twisters, aircraft, debris, etc. and MatchMover pulled it off. Some of the footage was extremely grainy and not well registered even on these plates we managed to get an accurate track with the software. ImageModeler helped us create photorealistic 3D objects extremely quickly for use in a number of shots. On-set photography was used to re-create 3D models of various buildings, which were then imported into Maya for animation and rendering."
REALVIZ MatchMover and ImageModeler have also been used to create noteworthy vfx in TROY, THE LAST SAMURAI, HELLBOY, ELLA ENCHANTED, UNDERWORLD, DAREDEVIL, SPY KIDS: 3D, LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION, THE RING and MINORITY REPORT.
MatchMover Pro 3.0 is available for Microsoft Windows NT/XP, Mac OS X and Linux through REALVIZ resellers worldwide. Further details on this offer available from firstname.lastname@example.org
REALVIZ (www.realviz.com) is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco, CA; and a satellite sales office in London, Paris and Berlin. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities.