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Press Release

clothfx, formerly known as Stitch, is updated to become a Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in

(New Orleans, LA – January 15, 2004)- Turbo Squid, home of the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets and worldwide publisher for the Discreet Certified 3ds max© Plug-in Program, today announced that Stitch has been updated and released as a new Discreet© Certified 3ds max Plug-in. This new certified product, called clothfx, is a production proven cloth simulation system for 3ds max.

clothfx provides users with a multitude of advanced tools necessary to create realistic fabrics and tailor-made clothing for their characters and creatures. Modeling clothing can be done in two ways: creating the objects that represent cloth with standard 3ds max modeling methods and then applying the clothfx modifier to it; or by designing virtual clothing patterns in a more traditional way (artists can even import spline patterns from external applications) and stitching together various virtual panels to form a full garment.

Artists may also apply separate cloth properties to the various panels within their clothing for even more realism! With over a dozen preset cloth types (like cotton, silk, wool, etc.) clothfx eliminates the potentially tedious task of refining how clothing behaves when applied.

Full collision detection (including cloth to cloth collisions) can be run providing instant feedback on how well cloth is performing during a simulation. Users may also stage simulations in sections to achieve the look that’s perfect for their project.

“Versatile, powerful and intuitive are just a few thoughts that come to mind when I think of clothfx,” notes Beau Perschall, Vice President of Publishing for Turbo Squid. “Size8 Software has done an amazing job of taking a cloth simulation system with a deep and robust set of controls, and making it artist friendly. The garments it can create are spectacular, and the 3ds max community has already readily accepted it as the de facto standard. I'm excited by its addition to the DCP program, and look forward to seeing what uses it is put to by artists around the globe."

Michael S. Lee, Partner Program Manager for Discreet notes, “clothfx is an industry proven technology with a strong history, and this new version is a welcomed addition for anyone looking to do superior cloth simulations and effects. The release of clothfx is a true testament to the strength of the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in program and the value Turbo Squid brings to the 3ds max community."

Pricing and availability

clothfx has a suggested retail price (SRP) of US $595, and is available from Turbo Squid at http://www.turbosquid.com/dcpstore, from Discreet at http://www.discreet.com/products/3dsmax/dcp, or from authorized Resellers around the world. For a Reseller near you, contact sales@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.

About Size8software

Size8 Software was formed in 2000 with the mission to bring realistic cloth and garment simulation to the computer graphics, apparel and related industries. Its technology is used in applications ranging from virtual garment design to simulating clothing on animated characters for commercials, game cinematics and film effects. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.size8software.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

Size8 Software
Eddie Johnston
Tel: (386) 418-0972
eddie@size8software.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.