PARIS - June 17, 2008
Softkinetic today announced the availability of the Softkinetic iisu™ plug-in for 3DVIA Virtools 4.1 development platform. Last February at the Game Developers Conference, 3DVIA and Softkinetic announced a partnership to deliver tools to create immersive and intuitive user experiences in video games and serious games applications. Today’s announcement presents the first result of this partnership.
“The iisu plug-in is built with developers in mind,” said Eric Krzeslo, Chief Technical Officer, Softkinetic.“The addition of iisu to the 3DVIA Virtools suite of software solutions gives developers endless possibilities in creating new and innovative 3D applications.”
Softkinetic’s iisu is a gesture recognition system that has the ability to capture full body movements as well as isolate the intricate movements of a user’s body, such as arms or hands, to provide an unlimited number of interface options for developers to use in creating new gameplay applications. The iisu technology is compatible with most major 3D depth-sensing cameras on the market.
“We’re happy to see the rapid progress made by Softkinetic since GDC 2008, resulting in the availability of Softkinetic’s 3D gesture recognition middleware with our 3D game development platform,” said Virgile Delporte, Vice President Electronic Entertainment, 3DVIA.“This tool will give developers a new level of control and creation and we are excited about the future play experiences that will be created with it.”
The iisu plug-in product gives developers full access to Softkinetic’s API through the 3DVIA Virtools library. By combining 3DVIA Virtools’ 3D platform with Softkinetic’s 3D gesture recognition it will provide endless possibilities for developers to create new 3D applications and will help leverage the assets provided by 3DVIA Virtools.
The product will be available for demonstrations at Softkinetic’s booth on Devcon’s TechIsland during Devcon June 17-18, 2008.
Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent, and intuitive user experience by providing 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, and serious games companies. Softkinetic, iisu and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A.
3DVIA is Dassault Systèmes' brand for lifelike 3D product experiences. 3DVIA extends 3D to new users, businesses and consumers in order to create new communities with 3D as the common language. With its open web services-based architecture, it enables high-performance distribution of 3D content. 3DVIA also delivers authoring products that revolutionize 3D product publishing and the Virtools platform for developing interactive, real-time applications. For more information about 3DVIA, go to: www.3dvia.com
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit Dassault Systèmes
Rachel Steinberg, TriplePoint