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Discreet release professional 3D animation software

Discreet have announced the release of 'plasma', their professional 3D animation software for creating compelling 3D content for Web interface, graphics, and interactive 3D.
Built to meet the specific requirements of today’s rich-media web formats, plasma will deliver affordable and high-end 3D animation capabilities in a familiar, accessible workflow that makes sense to web media artists and designers. Based on Discreet’s award-winning 3D technologies, Discreet’s plasma software should fuel the next step in the evolution of the Web experience. The software will be available for purchase in late spring 2002.
Discreet’s plasma software will provide an easily accessible rich 3D animation toolset that delivers high-impact imagery for both Macromedia Flash Player and Shockwave Player.
With the most feature-rich Macromedia Flash renderer available today, plasma will allow customers to fully explore the possibilities of 3D for UI design and content creation. Using plasma software’s superior Shockwave 3D support, artists can now easily add interactive real-world physics or even skinned characters within their websites.
Beth Davis, senior vice president, Macromedia, said: "Discreet plasma software gives users two amazing choices for bringing 3D to the web. Importing Discreet plasma content into Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio and 3D vector animations into Macromedia Flash MX will enable 3D content to be integrated into rich Internet applications that delivers a consistent experience across leading platforms and devices.”

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