SAN JOSE, CA, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Virtual Worlds Conference - SceneCaster and
Turbo Squid Inc., home to the world's largest collection of 3D products for
sale to professional markets, today announced an agreement to enable digital
artists and 3D modelers represented by Turbo Squid to offer free and premium
pay-per-use content to SceneCaster and Facebook users.
"SceneCaster is a compelling community for talented 3D artists who wish
to extend the reach and value of their cutting-edge digital content to the
mass market," said Matthew Wisdom, CEO of Turbo Squid. "We are proud to offer
members of the 3D professional community a unique channel to reach a
mainstream market of Facebook users and numerous consumers who are discovering
3D Web applications through SceneCaster."
SceneCaster allows any Internet user with basic Web skills to easily
create, share and discuss their own 3D scenes or to transform existing 3D
scenes using a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface. Featuring
integration with Turbo Squid and Google's 3D Warehouse(TM), SceneCaster
provides access to one of the largest collections of 3D content on the Web
making it easier than ever for users to search for, select and customize 3D
content for their 3D scenes.
"Our mission is to provide new monetization opportunities for 3D asset
aggregators and modelers by instantly connecting them to a burgeoning
community of consumers and social media enthusiasts," said Mark Zohar, Founder
of SceneCaster. "Turbo Squid represents our premium 3D content offering to
those who want to take their 3D experience on SceneCaster to another level."
SceneCaster is breaking new ground in 3D Web applications as the first 3D
immersive experience that is built to leverage the "social graph" of Facebook.
It extends the rich visual experience of 3D on the Web to all Facebook users
including consumers, creative professionals, and social media enthusiasts.
Bridging the gap between the virtual and real worlds, SceneCaster also
connects the 3D experience to eCommerce sites such as eBay and Amazon, product
catalogs from leading manufacturers and retailers and to other rich media
social networks such as Flickr. The Facebook application is available at
SceneCaster was launched on September 25th at DEMOfall '07, the
technology industry's leading conference for innovative and disruptive
technologies. Industry media and pundits have praised SceneCaster's debut with
over 260,000 pages of reviews and comments residing on the Web today. The
Enderle Group of San Jose, CA selected SceneCaster as its Product of the
Month: "...we are clearly moving to the 3D web for certain and making that
happen will have...global implications. SceneCaster is my first product of the
month," said tech analyst and Principal Rob Enderle.
About Turbo Squid
Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and
distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D
designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for
digital products 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 Autodesk
Certified Animation Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held and
venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web
SceneCaster is a 3D Web community where anyone can visualize their ideas,
share them, and make them real. SceneCaster bridges the gap between the
virtual and real worlds by connecting the 3D Web experience to online
storefronts, product catalogs from leading brands and retailers, social
networks, and consumers' dreams. SceneCaster is a brand initiative of View22
Technology Inc., a leading provider of 3D Web commerce and media solutions
used by Global 2000 companies. For more information please visit
(C) 2007 SceneCaster. All rights reserved. All brand names, product
names, and trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Media and Analyst Contacts:
For SceneCaster: Lee St. James, email@example.com, (905) 695-3470
For Turbo Squid: Elisa Marquez, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information:
For further information: Media and Analyst Contacts: For SceneCaster:
Lee St. James, email@example.com, (905) 695-3470 x.5555; For Turbo Squid:
Elisa Marquez, firstname.lastname@example.org