Press Release

Turbo Squid Offers End of Year Promotion on Turbo Toolkit 2 for Students and Educators

DVD Set Includes TEN Premium Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins and is compatible with Discreet's new 3ds max 7

(New Orleans, LA - October 15, 2004) - Turbo Squid, home of the world's largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets and worldwide publisher for the Discreetâ Certified 3ds max® Plug-in Program, today announced an end of year promotion for Students and Educators in the U.S. and Canada.

The Turbo Toolkit 2 is a suite of ten-premium Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins in a single product with a commercial value of over $4600 when purchased individually. The perpetual price for Students and Educators is normally $495.

To coincide with the release of 3ds max 7, Turbo Squid is offering this package for just $99.95 for a limited time. Individual tools are priced at just $49.95 during this promotion.

The Turbo Toolkit 2 includes the following Discreet 3ds max Certified Plug-ins:

  • hairfx, from Dimension Design Animation Group (DDAG)
    This hair and fur creation tool supports physics from clothfx and reactor 2 to give artists unprecedented control and realism.
  • clothfx, from Size8 Software
    clothfx provides users with a multitude of advanced tools necessary to create realistic fabrics and tailor-made clothing for characters and creatures. clothfx is versatile, powerful, and intuitive, with unique collision detection tools.
  • finalRender Stage-1, from cebas Computer GmbH
    Top selling rendering and raytracing solution with unlimited network rendering, 10 CPU distributed rendering, global illumination, true 3d motion blur, Sub-Surface Scattering, and nine camera types to name just a few of the many features.
  • AfterBurn3, from Sitni Sati
    The de facto standard particle effects solution that enables rendering of realistic effects ranging from clouds, pyroclastic smoke, dust, and explosions, to liquid metals, water and various procedurally defined "solid" objects.
  • Absolute Character Tools 1.6 PRO, from cgCharacter
    ACT is the world's finest muscle and skin system available. It enables animators to create realistic character animation with ease and speed. ACT also includes cgAdam and cgEve, two complete human skeletal, muscle and skin character sets - all rigged and ready to animate.
  • Particle Flow Tools: Box 1, from Orbaz Technologies, Inc.
    A collection of Particle Flow operators (including painting, utilities, and grouping) designed to extend Particle Flow within Discreet's 3ds max.
  • DreamScape2, from Sitni Sati
    This is a tightly integrated suite of modeling and animation tools for building complete environments including mountainous landscapes, realistic skies, and bodies of water.
  • Kaldera, from Mankua
    Lets users render full scene information into special texture maps based on an object's appearance and relationship between itself and other objects in the scene. These texture maps are then "baked" into the object so they can be used to display the textured object rapidly on Direct3D devices such as graphics display cards or game engines.
  • finalToon, from cebas Computer GmbH
    finalToon doubles as both a cartoon renderer and a technical illustrator. This true line renderer is packed with features and line types that deliver anti-aliased quality with unparalleled speed.
  • Texture Layers 2, from Mankua
    Texture Layers is a mapping and texturing suite composed of two different 3ds max plug-ins. One is an "all-in-one" UVW Mapping layering tool and the other is a powerful Compositor Map material for material blending between mapping layers.

Pricing and availability

The commercial version of Turbo Toolkit 2 has a suggested retail price of US$1995 (The products sell for US$4655 when purchased individually).

Users who have purchased Turbo Toolkit 1 may upgrade to Turbo Toolkit 2 (and receive hairfx, clothfx, and Particle Flow Tools) for US$495.

Students and Educators may purchase the perpetual EDU Turbo Toolkit for just US$99.95 (U.S. and Canada) for orders placed before midnight, Dec. 31, 2004. Individual DCPs are just US$49.95 during this promotion.

These products are available from Turbo Squid Educational Resellers, including Studica (www.studica.com/turbosquid), Academic Superstore (www.academicsuperstore.com), JourneyEd (www.journeyed.com), and Creation Engine (www.creationengine.com).

The commercial version of Turbo Toolkit 2 is available from:
Turbo Squid at www.turbosquid.com/dcpstore.
Discreet at http://www4.discreet.com/3dsmax/3dsmax.php?id=967

Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program

Working together, Discreet and Turbo Squid are carefully selecting third party solutions that bring compelling value to 3ds Max artists. These plug-ins are subjected to stringent testing procedures defined by Discreet to ensure each plug-in works well with 3ds Max software and other Discreet Certified 3ds Max Plug-ins.

Discreet Certified 3ds Max Plug-ins are backed up by an online support system implemented by Turbo Squid including developer-moderated forums, FAQs, tutorials, demos, and the latest product information for Discreet 3ds Max artists.

For more information on Discreet Certified 3ds Max Plug-ins visit: http://www.turbosquid.com.

About TurboSquid

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 Discreet Certified 3ds Max Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site: www.turbosquid.com.

About Discreet

Discreet empowers moving media professionals to realize the visual experience, transforming their most evocative and ambitious visions into reality. Its range of award-winning systems and software is developed for digital media creation, management and delivery—across all disciplines from visual effects and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive design, and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading design and digital media creation, management, and distribution company. Product and corporate information is located on the Internet at http://www.discreet.com.

Contact:
Dan Lion
VP Sales and Marketing
TurboSquid, Inc.
Tel: (504) 680-4402

Discreet Public Relations
Kevin G Clark, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications
Tel:(415) 547-2457
Kevin.g.clark@autodesk.com

Discreet is a division of Autodesk, Inc. Autodesk, Discreet and 3ds max are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk Inc./Autodesk Canada Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. ©Copyright 2003 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.