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Geomerics Complete Enlighten

Software Development Kit Launched For Revolutionary Lighting Engine

Thursday 14th February/...Geomerics has announced the completion of its Software Development Kit (SDK) for Enlighten, the revolutionary radiosity lighting engine for PLAYSTATION®3, the Xbox 360 entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Enlighten's SDK comprises a modular toolkit with an emphasis on easy integration into existing development frameworks. It also boasts intuitive operation designed with artists in mind and full support for industry standard packages such as 3D Studio Max and Maya for maximum operability.

Enlighten's radiosity solution represents a generational step in videogame graphics technology, surpassing all currently popular lighting techniques. Radiosity is the ability to model light as it bounces from surfaces and is key to generating high quality visual images. Current technologies for generating radiosity lighting involve either pre-computing it in advance, or faking it with multiple hidden lights. These methods are typically inflexible, time-consuming and often generate poor results.

Enlighten computes full multiple-bounce radiosity at runtime, giving developers the quality of pre-computed lighting without the pre-compute. In-game lighting can also be fully dynamic, giving designers a powerful new tool with huge potential for enhancing the atmosphere and mood of any scene. Additionally, Enlighten's instantaneous feedback means that artists are freed up to experiment with light, shadow and colour in dramatic new ways - just as if they were using real lights on a studio set.

Gary Lewis, CEO, Geomerics comments "We are overjoyed to be announcing the launch of the Enlighten SDK. With our SDK completed we are looking forward to seeing Enlighten gaining the support it deserves within the games industry. We are certain that once developers get their hands on the SDK and experiment with it for themselves, they will see the true power and versatility of Enlighten and the huge potential it has for revolutionising the look of videogames for years to come."

Geomerics will be at Expo Suite 561 throughout GDC Expo 2008, which runs from 20th to the 22nd February. To book a meeting please contact: info@geomerics.com

Enlighten is available for licensing for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. For more in-formation please contact: sales@geomerics.com

Geomerics Ltd

Geomerics is an innovation-led company specialising in graphics software for the games industry and be-yond. It is built on a combination of advanced in-house IP, a remarkable research team, and strong management experience. The company's first product is Enlighten. Enlighten radically transforms the way that lighting is handled in computer games. Instead of pre-baking the effects of global illumination into the scene they can now be computed at run time, allowing for fully dynamic lighting. This dramatically enhances realism as well as opening up a new world of creative possibilities for designers and artists. Further information can be found on www.geomerics.com

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