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3DCT Plugin for Rhino 4.0 Released May 2007
DigiPlasty Project incorporates 3DCompress April 2003
Informative Graphics wins Desktop Engineering award with 3DCT embedded technology April 2003
3DCT develops a 3D Web Export Plug-in for the Rhino NURBS modeler April 2003
Laser Graphics Manufacturing Adopts 3DCompress for Communicating Architectual Plans November 2002
Informative Graphics and 3DCT Announce Licensing Agreement October 2002
IntegrityWare & 3DCT Develop a Partnership Agreement February 2002
3DCompress Facilitates Display of Vertabrae Paleontology Museum Collection to a Broader Audience November 2001
Wohlers Report Impressed by 3DCT September 2001
3DCT Enters the Scene at SIGGRAPH 2001 August 2001
3DCompress Aides Surgical Planning July 2001
Cyberware Appreciates Benefits of 3DCT's 3Dcompress June 2001
Informative Graphics Corp. Enhances EDM with 3DCT's Technology April 2001
   

DigiPlasty Project Incorporates 3DCompress

Phoenix, AZ, April 2003. Artist James Stewart has announced his collaborative digital sculpture project called DigiPlasty. Currently it is displayed at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Arizona.

View some of his artwork. Click on the last circle in the digiplasty design. A description of this work may be found by clicking here.

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Informative Graphics wins Desktop Engineering award with 3DCT embedded technology
Phoenix, AZ, April 2003. Informative Graphics, Inc. has won an Desktop Engineering award for their ModelPress 3D Publisher and Viewer, which has at its core, 3D Compression Technologies' compression software.

ModelPress was designed to simplify the distribution of 3D CAD models. The system reduces model sizes in the range of 70-98%, and compresses models into IGC’s ISF format, readable by the company’s ModelPress Viewer and Myriad 6.0 (Service Pack 2 or higher).

The published ISF model file can be visualized and measured, but not copied or modified. The Viewer can be embedded in a web page or desktop application. CAD models can be viewed from the desktop or local network, and can be distributed outside the firewall via the web. The ModelPress Publisher supports Autodesk Inventor 3D, SolidEdge parts and assemblies, SolidWorks parts and assemblies, IGES, STL, VRML, 3D AutoCAD (non-ACIS), and 3DS.

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3DCT develops a 3D Web Export Plug-in for the Rhino NURBS modeler 
Phoenix, AZ, April 2003.3D Compression Technologies has recently created a 3D web export plug-in for the Rhino NURBS modeler. The 3DCT Web Export Rhino plug-in lets you export your models to a file that is viewable on a web page. Our free ActiveX control/Netscape plug-in viewer can easily be used by anyone to examine your models without Rhino. The file uses our advanced compression technology, so it is small and fast to download. Texture maps, material properties and vertex normals are all preserved.

Rhino is a highly functional, accurate, and affordable modeler for Windows. Rhino provides the tools to accurately model your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing. Rhino also supports polygon meshes and point clouds.

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Laser Graphics Manufacturing Adopts 3DCompress for 3D Proofing of Architectual Plans

Phoenix, AZ, November 2002. Laser Graphics Manufacturing, a Colorado firm with 10 years experience, has developed a new 21st century breathrough in architectural modeling. Concurrent Modeling / Rapid Prototyping is a fast computerized state of the art process that can be implemented more quickly at an earlier stage of the design process. It is very flexible, allowing for numerous design changes. The clients’ blueprints or computer aided design files go to LGMs 3 dimensional printer and their model is made in hours or days instead of weeks or months. Multiple copies can be made in any variety of sizes. New design changes can be incorporated at any point and new models printed just as quickly. LGMs’ new rapid modeling process has a wide variety of benefits including facilitating community acceptance, increasing early sales opportunities and reducing financing costs.

LGM has adopted 3DCompress to aid in communication with their clients. Models are posted for client approval ("3D proofing") before the 3D model is constructed. LGM also uses 3DCompress for sending models via emails -- 3D emails.

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Informative Graphics and 3DCT Announce Licensing Agreement

Phoenix, AZ - October 10, 2002 - Informative Graphics Corp. (IGC), a leading manufacturer of Web collaboration software, and 3D Compression Technologies, Inc. (3DCT), a company providing component technology for 3D data compression, today announced a licensing agreement to integrate 3DCompress into Informative Graphics' 3D Web publishing products.

Through years of research, 3DCT has developed complex mathematical algorithms to achieve unprecedented compression rates at 70% to 98% of the original model size. The end-result is high scalability and exceptional performance, which will enable IGC to create a publishing paradigm that preprocesses 3D data for secure, Web-based distribution and viewing. By focusing on compression and not server-side streaming, IGC can deliver a truly scalable and easy-to-deploy system for large 3D data sets typically found in CAD assemblies. Streaming requires server-intensive computing that degrades rapidly under load and requires the user to always be on-line to do visualization.

"Our agreement with 3D Compression Technologies signals a new advancement for Web-based content and is an important part of our overall future product strategy," said Gary Heath, CEO and President of IGC. "Although the benefits of 3D visualization are well understood, it isn't widely deployed, primarily due to the sheer size of the data files, the concerns over granting access to editable native CAD files and the cost-per-seat of 3D software. 3DCT compression is a key component in addressing all of these issues and making 3D on the Web truly practical."

Dr. Anshuman Razdan, CEO of 3DCT added, "High compression ratios and fast decompression with a small memory footprint is the key to making 3D data ubiquitous on the web and mobile devices and 3DCT's technology achieves just that. We are very excited to be partnered with Informative Graphics to extend this core value for downstream CAD usage. It is clear that both companies share the vision of making 3D on the web more of a reality - not because it is just 'cool' but because it is useful."

IGC's soon-to-be-released ModelPress 3D Web System will utilize 3DCT's compression technology to shrink large 3D models when converting them to IGC's ISF file format. Initial testing results show significant performance improvements regarding transfer and load times, especially on low bandwidth network connections.

About Informative Graphics


Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), founded in 1990, is a leading developer of commercial software products for Web publishing, visualization, and collaboration. IGC products are renowned for their cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. With its products deployed by hundreds of corporations, OEM partners, and service providers worldwide, IGC is an international company maintaining offices in the United States and Europe, as well as key distribution partners in Japan, Asia and Latin America. The company maintains a Web site at www.infograph.com.

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IntegrityWare & 3DCT Develop a Partnership Agreement
Phoenix, AZ, February 2002. Now, in 3DCompress v1.1.0, the functionality of POPLib by IntegrityWare, Inc. is available. POPLib is the leading edge solution for 3D polygonal mesh creation and modeling. This opens up a world of possibilities for your POPLib 3D polygonal content by making it practical to share this data with clients on the internet.
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3DCompress Facilitates Display of Vertabrae Paleontology Museum Collection to a Broader Audience
Austin, TX, November 2001. The Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory of the Texas Memorial Museum of The University of Texas at Austin has integrated 3DCT's compression technology to allow researchers to share scanned specimens across the web. Funding for scanning was provided by a National Science Foundation Please visit the DigiMorph project to view this mouse skull in interactive 3D.
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Wohlers Report Impressed by 3DCT  
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Fort Collins, CO, September 2001. Terry Wohlers, author of the Wohlers Report, commented on 3DCT & 3DCompress: ... Its speed, clean interface, and impressive compression ratios are sure to turn heads. 3D models can be slow and bulky, so your timing with this software is good. The team of people that you've assembled is impressive, so I'm confident that the company and its products will thrive in the future.

Wohlers Associates, Inc., started in 1985, and it is a consulting firm that provides technical, marketing, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in product design, prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing.
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3DCT Enters the Scene at SIGGRAPH 2001
Los Angeles, CA, August 2001. 3DCT will share booth space with Cyberware in order to promote 3D data compression for laser scanned data. 3DCT will emphasis this point by distributing fact sheets on 3Dcompress. Visit Cyberware at Booth #1933!
3DCT's 3DCompress will be a part of The Studio. Also, 3DCT will give a presentation on Wednesday at 9:30am. Please stop by! The Studio is a "hands-on" experience for attendees who want to collaborate with advanced digital systems and each other to generate 2D and 3D creations. Artists, scientists, and engineers can walk in, create and realize their ideas.
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3DCompress Aides Surgical Planning
Golden, CO, July 2001. Medical Modeling LLC of Colorado processes CT and MRI scans, converting the data into triangle meshes that define the bone structure of the patient. This 3D virtual model is then transformed into a physical form using rapid prototyping (RP). Because the RP process is lengthy and costly, it is important for the surgeons to verify that the virtual model contains adequate information for the surgical planning. With 3DCT's technology, surgeons can quickly see the virtual model on the web. The skull model is an example of 3DCT's technology applied to the medical industry. The original file size was 25MB. Using 3DCT's compression, it was reduced 96% to 854K (less than 1MB). Medical Modeling Skull Model
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Cyberware Appreciates Benefits of 3DCT's 3DCompress
Monterey, CA, June 2001. Cyberware manufactures a complete line of 3D Laser Scanners. Some of Cyberware's scans may be found on our Demos page.Cyberware is well known for 3D geometric modeling in the entertainment industry with accolades for working on movies such as The Abyss and Jurassic Park. According to Steve Adleman, VP of Cyberware: I am not happy with any of the other web viewing options we have. Your product was very easy to run and the best I have seen so far.
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Informative Graphics Corp. Enhances EDM with 3DCT's Technology
Phoenix, AZ, April 2001. Informative Graphics Inc, a software application developer in the EDM market, is integrating 3DCT's technology into their Myriad Product. Informative Graphics develops visualization, collaboration and publishing products for intranets, internets, extranets, and E/PDM.
We are excited to use the black box technology from 3DCT and use it in our Client Server product strategy for viewing large and complex 3D documents, said Gary Heath, President of Informative Graphics.
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