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San Leandro, Calif. July 28, 2008 - PhaseSpace, the price and performance leader in optical motion capture, announced today that 3G Studios has implemented a large PhaseSpace Impulse motion capture system in its studio in Reno, NV. This marks another win for PhaseSpace continuing to demonstrate why they are at the forefront in motion and performance capture products in the US.
3G Studios is an experienced next-gen development studio currently working on the recently announced Jillian Michael's Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for the Nintendo® Wii™ due out this fall as well as an unannounced next-gen title. 3G Studios made a significant studio investment by purchasing the robust PhaseSpace Impulse System which supportsreal-time previews and features well-defined hand and facial capture. The PhaseSpace system will allow 3G Studios to provide ahigher level of realism and perform complex motions with less time spent on clean-up, allowing the studio to work faster than many of its competitors.
"The visualization demands of next-gen development forced us to make the investment in a large scale PhaseSpace system. It's already had an immediate impact on our current projects," said Ryan Cullins, 3G Studios Art Director. "The PhaseSpace technology presented a powerful value proposition that meshed well with our existing animation pipeline while requiring less data clean up. Some of our needs were impossible for many motion capture solutions, such as the need to operate outdoors on a machine-gun range, but the PhaseSpace system works well in just about any lighting condition."
The PhaseSpace motion capture system uses active LED markers which modulate, producing a unique ID for each marker. At 3 times the speed and 3 times the resolution of other systems, the Impulse system displays motion data in real time and is currently used by NASA, the US Armed Forces and several major research and academic institutions around the country. It is also one third the price of older technologies allowing the tracking system configurations to start below $50.000.
To find out more about PhaseSpace please go to our website at www.phasepace.com
About 3G Studios Inc.
3G Studios, Inc. is an experienced next-gen development studio, based in South Reno, NV. Founded in 2006 by seasoned professionals from video game, entertainment and software industries, 3G Studios maintains standards of high quality game development paired with maximum efficiency using its proprietary technology and processes. 3G's published works include collaboration with Electronic Arts to release Rock Band in 2007, SWAT: Target Liberty for the PSP released in 2007, and Stacked with Daniel Negreanu, released in 2006 for the PSP. After successful releases of past projects, 3G Studios is currently focused on next-gen technologies and IP development. One of 3G Studios teams are in development of Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 to be released later this year for the Nintendo Wii and another team is in full development of an unannounced AAA project, scheduled to be released sometime next year. For more information, please visit www.3gstudiosinc.com.
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PhaseSpace Inc. was founded in 1994 with the mission of developing new technologies and products for emerging motion tracking markets. Drawing upon the talents of a strong team of scientists and engineers from diverse technical backgrounds, PhaseSpace has developed motion capture solutions for the research, industrial and graphic arts communities.
PhaseSpace is the first to introduce a product that breaks the cost barrier with affordable hardware and affordable applications. The PhaseSpace Impulse System was developed as a new generation of 3D optical motion capture systems designed to be affordable to small companies, universities and individuals, lowering the cost of ownership so that it would be a financially feasible tool for a single artist or researcher.
PhaseSpace and the PhaseSpace logo are registered trademarks of PhaseSpace. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2008 PhaseSpace, All Rights Reserved.
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