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Wings 3D Supports Kaydara FBX

Kaydara Inc. and Wings 3D have announced support for the FBX file interchange format in Wings 3D, an open-source sub-division modeler. The Kaydara FBX file format provides a seamless pathway for the acquisition and exchange of 3D data between the industry's leading 3D content creation packages. This free FBX-Wings 3D plug-in will enable modelers and visual effects artists to access a wealth of content through Kaydara's extensive network of FBX partners.

Kaydara's FBX is the most utilized 3D file interchange format for content creators wishing to acquire, author and re-purpose 3D and mixed-media data. FBX is widely supported by 3D content and streaming media vendors. The FBX plug-in for Wings 3D is free and is available on the Wings 3D Website at www.wings3d.com/fbx.php.

"Wings 3D's core strength is modeling," said Björn Gustavsson, the principal author of Wings 3D. "Currently there is no support for 3D animation. Adding support for Kaydara's FBX represents a tremendous benefit to our users because now they will be able to easily import their models into the industry's leading 3D software packages for final rendering, animation and visual effects. "

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. FBX is a binary file format that supports all the major 3D data elements, as well as 2D, audio and video media elements, and allows users to maximize their content creation pipeline by letting them create cutting edge content without having to worry about inter-package compatibility. Used for more than five years in production studios worldwide, FBX has proven itself a versatile, accurate and dependable authoring and data transfer format.

Over the past decade, Montreal-based Kaydara (www.kaydara.com) has become a leader in the development of realtime 3D animation software solutions for the entertainment industry. Kaydara's product portfolio serves a vast and varied range of clients in the TV, film, game development and Web content industries, including Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Midway Games, Acclaim, Mainframe Entertainment, CAPCOM and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Wings 3D is an open-source sub-division modeler which is both powerful and easy to use. To find out more about Wings 3D, visit www.wings3d.com.

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