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StudioGPU MachStudio Pro Adds Support for Google SketchUp Pro and Rhino Software

Press Release from StudioGPU

LOS ANGELES -- StudioGPU announced today that MachStudio Pro, a professional 3D-workflow and rendering package created by artists for artists, now offers free exporters for Google SketchUp Pro and McNeel Rhino 3D modeling and animation software. With these new exporters, 3D assets from SketchUp Pro 7 and Rhino 4 can easily be transferred into MachStudio Pro, where users can create and manipulate lights, materials and HDR cameras in a real-time non-linear environment to achieve cinematic-quality results.

MachStudio Pro is real-time 3D final shot and compositing package that harnesses the power of today’s massively parallel processing units in off-the-shelf professional graphics accelerators, changing the equation of time versus quality in the production pipeline. Frames that typically take hours to render can now be rendered in seconds and sub-seconds, eliminating the need for expensive render farms.

Visit StudioGPU and AMD (booth #2417) at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans, August 4-6 to see the advanced workflow benefits of MachStudio Pro on the latest AMD ATI 3D workstation graphics accelerators.

MachStudio Pro allows artists to easily create, manage and interact with complex lighting, caustics, cameras, shaders, materials, ambient occlusion, and color grading. Powered by a real-time rendering engine, MachStudio Pro software fits into the creative pipeline after all 3D models are produced to streamline lighting, cameras, materials, compositing and finishing capabilities.

MachStudio Pro ships with an AMD ATI FireGL V8650 3D-workstation graphics accelerator card featuring 2 GB onboard graphics memory and a parallel processing Unified Shader architecture. Supporting a wide range of industries -- from computer-aided design (CAD) visualization and 3D animation to top-quality film and broadcast projects -- MachStudio Pro offers seamless interoperability with leading professional 3D modeling, animation, and CAD software packages.

Download the new Google SketchUp Pro 7 and Rhino 4 exporters and tutorials at http://studiogpu.com/downloads.

Pricing and Purchasing InformationMachStudio Pro supports Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista operating systems, and comes standard with an AMD ATI FireGL V8650 3D workstation graphics accelerator card. MachStudio Pro has an introductory price of $4,999 (USD MSRP), which includes a full year of technical support and product maintenance updates. Education and volume licensing is also available. Visit the StudioGPU web site at www.studiogpu.com.

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