Turbo Squid and SceneCaster Partner to Offer 3D Premium Content to Consumers
(New Orleans, LA – October 16, 2007) - SceneCaster and TurboSquid Inc., home to the world’s largest collection of 3D products for sale to professional markets, 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. The integration of Turbo Squid with 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 http://apps.facebook.com/scenecaster.
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.
Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid 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, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site: www.turbosquid.com.
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 http://www.scenecaster.com.