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Lifemode Interactive sign a major distribution deal with Freehand

October 28th, 2004 - Lifemode Interactive have signed a major deal with one of the UK's leading 3D graphics distributors Freehand, to distribute LifeStudio:HEAD 2.6 box versions.

Freehand's Sales Manager, Gary Chalk said, "We are delighted to be working with Lifemode Interactive. They have a very unique facial animation product that we are very pleased to be offering to all our customers".

Sales & Marketing Manager for Lifemode, Natalie Polikarpova added, "This is another significant move for Lifemode's business strategy to work with the best resellers and distributors in the UK. Freehand have demonstrated to us that they have strong presence and a very good reputation in the 3D graphics markets".

LIFESTUDIO:HEAD 2.6, based on our original Macro-Muscles technology, is a facial animation package that contains an impressive set of tools including easy modeling, realistic texturing, automated lip-synch, and a comprehensive animation library. It also supports both export-import with 3ds Max and Maya packages.

LIFESTUDIO:HEAD 2.6 is intended for games, multimedia products, animation movies, TV graphics, business presentations, interactive help systems, education programmes and an assortment of character-based web projects. You can now download a free demo version at

Recent game projects include Firefly Studio's "Stronghold 2" being published by Global Star Software (Take-Two Interactive) next year and JoWood/Nival's "Silent Storm".

Lifemode will be also participating at the 3D Graphics exhibition "CGI Festival 2004" in Leeds on November 9-10 at the Royal Armouries Museum, where they will be demonstrating LIFESTUDIO:HEAD 2.6, and welcomes all visitors to their booth No. 40 to see their latest technology. For information regarding the CGI Festival, visit

For LifeStudio:HEAD box enquiries please contact Freehand: Phil Shatz

About Freehand:

Established in 1986 by the MD Chris Wright, the company has gone from strength to strength, driven by technical insight & the desire to deliver high-value programmes, which achieve optimum results for our clients. Our two business units Systems and Services provide a powerful blend of creativity, technical production services, and support. Freehand Systems select the products we sell based on functionality, price, performance and compatibility. We rigorously test the industry leading solutions before we recommend them to customers.

Contact Details: Tel: 01483 200111. Email:

About Lifemode Interactive:

Lifemode Interactive is an independent software company specializing in development of 3D games-related technologies. Lifemode Moscow employs a strong team of 27 skilled specialists in art, programming and game design. Most of them once formed the core team of Animatek International, a leading Russian-American graphics and software house through the nineties, and produced numerous projects for the likes of Square of Japan, SegaSoft USA, Maxis and GT Interactive.

Contact Details: Tel: +7 (095) 236 59 67; Fax: +7 (095) 959 74 46.

Press: Eva Rukhina

Marketing and Sales: Natalie Polikarpova

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