Kaydara Inc. is offering a free FBX-XSI plug-in to give users a seamless pathway to exchange 3D data between SOFTIMAGE|XSI, Kaydara MOTIONBUILDER and other Kaydara FBX partners. Kaydara's FBX is the most widely used 3D file interchange format (especially when working with motion-capture) for content creators wishing to acquire, author and re-purpose 3D and mixed media data. Kaydara FBX is a powerful platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format that provides access to 3D content from a wide variety of applications and source material providers, according to Jean-Jacques Hermans, VP of marketing and business development for Kaydara, which is headquartered in Montréal. FBX is a binary file format that supports all the major 3D data elements, as well as 2D, audio and video media elements, plus users don't have to worry about inter-package compatibility. "The FBX-XSI plug-in offers users an invaluable asset for managing their migration from older technology 3D products to the SOFTIMAGE|XSI nonlinear 3D production environment," said Alan Waxenberg, third party business manager for Softimage. Kaydara FBX-XSI plug-in is free and available through Kaydara's Website, www.kaydara.com/fbx, and Softimage's Website, www.softimage.com. Kaydara's product portfolio serves a vast and varied range of clients in the television, film, game development and Web content industries, including Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Midway Games, Acclaim, Mainframe Entertainment, Capcom and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in 3D animation compositing and special effects software, widely used in the film, commercial/broadcast and games/interactive industries. SOFTIMAGE|XSI, its flagship product, is an integral player in Avid's Make, Manage and Move Media? strategy. Softimage customers include ILM, R!OT, Valve, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Pandemic Studios, The Mill, Pixel Liberation Front, Blue Sky Studios, Hybride, Mainframe, Janimation, Quiet Man, PSYOP, Cinepix and Framestore CFC.