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Turbo Squid Turns rtre into Latest 3ds max Plug-in

Turbo Squid, home of the world's largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets for sale, announced the release of rtre from Cubicspace as the newest tool in the Discreet-certified 3ds max plug-in program.

rtre is the most comprehensive interactive rendering solution available for professional 3ds max users, students and academic institutions. rtre is already in use by leading commercial groups, including Foster & Partners, ASDA/Wal*Mart, Helmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), Corus, British Airports Authority (BAA), SAS, Jarvis, RMJM, Parkman, Telenor Expo, The Jerde Partnership and Toxic Design Studio.

rtre is a suite of plug-ins and stand-alone tools that enables integrated realtime rendering of very complex 3D scenes. Specifically designed to accommodate the complexity of realistic architectural models and game level design conceptualizations, rtre uses Cubicspace's own highly sophisticated and advanced rendering engine to deliver a massive performance increase over existing technology. It is able to render millions of polygons in fractions of a second rather than the standard minutes or hours, letting users navigate their most complex scenes smoothly and freely at 30 frames-per-second. Scene data may also be output as images, video or published into freely distributable interactive scenes requiring no separate client viewer.

"rtre absolutely delivers when it comes to speed and reliable output right inside the 3ds max interface," states Beau Perschall, vp of publishing at Turbo Squid. "It is amazing to be able to move through highly complex environments in realtime. I'm excited about the technology that Cubicspace brings to the DCP program, and what it's going to mean for the design/visualization and game creation fields. It's a product that must be seen to be believed."

rtre has a suggested retail price $1695, with an introductory special of $995 for a limited time. rtre is available from Turbo Squid at www.turbosquid.com/dcpstore, from Discreet at www.discreet.com/products/3dsmax/dcp or from authorized resellers around the world. For a reseller near you, contact mailto:sales@turbosquid.com.

Working together, Discreet and Turbo Squid are carefully selecting third party solutions that bring compelling value to 3ds max artists. These plug-ins are subjected to stringent testing procedures defined by Discreet to ensure each plug-in works well with 3ds max software and other Discreet-certified 3ds max plug-ins.

Discreet Certified 3ds max plug-ins are backed up by an online support system implemented by Turbo Squid, including developer-moderated forums, FAQs, tutorials, demos and the latest product information for Discreet 3ds max artists.

Founded in January 2000, Turbo Squid (www.turbosquid.com) is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital assets and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for digital assets by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003 Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Discreet-certified 3ds max plug-in program. Turbo Squid is a privately held company with financial backing from Advantage Capital Partners, The Eastman Kodak Co. and Intel Capital.

Discreet (www.discreet.com) offers a range of award-winning systems and software developed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from VFX and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive design, and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk Inc., a leading design and digital media creation, management and distribution company.

Founded in 1997, Cubicspace (www.cubicspace.com) continues to research, conceptualize and develop 3D realtime graphics solutions for the retail architectural, engineering and construction sectors. These solutions deliver superior/realistic realtime interactive graphics and efficient user interfaces on Windows compatible desktop and laptop systems.

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