Press Release

Turbo Squid Announces Release of Particle Flow Tools: Box 3 Pro

Newest ACAP Plug-in gives users unprecedented control to create sophisticated particle effects

(New Orleans, LA – October 16, 2006) - TurboSquid, home to the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets, and the exclusive worldwide publisher and distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in (ACAP) program, is pleased to announce the release of Particle Flow Tools: Box 3 Pro from Orbaz Technologies. This newest addition to the Turbo Squid ACAP collection combines new features to give advanced 3ds Max Particle Flow users more precise ways of creating and controlling particles.

The plug-in was written by the developer of the original Particle Flow system, and its easy-to-use interface fits seamlessly into the existing 3ds Max workflow. Particle Flow Tools: Box 3 Pro is primarily a toolset with which users can create their own, customized Particle Flow tools, though the product does include several exceptionally useful presets. For example, Box 3 Pro’s cache operators speed the user’s workflow while allowing the user to maintain maximum control of each particle. Chris Thomas of CG Academy described the cache operators as “vital”. Thomas went on to describe Box 3 Pro as “nothing short of revolutionary . . . at the top of your must-have list if you are a serious particle user.”

This robust set of tools gives users total control over particle systems, allowing low-level creation of highly complex custom particle data streams while eliminating much of the need for scripting. Laszlo Sebo, who used Box 3 Pro in the production of Superman Returns and the recent remake of The Ten Commandments, explains, “It’s not just an expansion of the basic tools; it’s like a whole new toolkit, a visual programming language. Whatever you thought you needed scripting for before, you can do with Box 3 Pro by just connecting a couple of nodes, creating whole new operators yourself.” Sebo adds, “Once you try Box 3 Pro, you are hooked instantly.”

Pricing and availability

Particle Flow Tools: Box 3 Pro has a suggested retail price of $495 and is available beginning October 16, 2006 from TurboSquid or from authorized Resellers around the world. For a Reseller near you, contact sales@turbosquid.com. Click Here for more details on the plug-in's features.

About TurboSquid

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.

About Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in (ACAP) Program

Autodesk and Turbo Squid work together to carefully select third-party solutions that bring compelling value to 3ds max artists. The plug-ins are subjected to stringent testing procedures to ensure that each works well with 3ds max software and other ACAPs.

About Orbaz Technologies

Orbaz Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned software development company located in Westborough, MA, USA. It was founded 1999 by Dr. Oleg Bayborodin to provide innovative software solutions for visual computing professionals. The company produces various plug-ins for Autodesk 3ds max, including particle systems and modeling tools. Orbaz also provides production and consulting services for computer graphics software development.

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Stephanie Graf
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TurboSquid, Inc.