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SpeedTree®RT Developer IDV Concludes Tools & Middleware License Agreement for “PLAYSTATION®3” with SCEI

Free Evaluation Version Now Available


November 15, 2005

COLUMBIA, SC - SpeedTree®RT, the game industry's premier real-time foliage middleware, will be made available for "PLAYSTATION®3" game title developers under a Tools & Middleware license agreement concluded recently with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).

Interactive Data Visualization, Inc., (IDV), which developed and launched SpeedTreeRT in late 2002, will license the SpeedTreeRT SDK for "PLAYSTATION®3" at $9,995US per title. IDV also announces the availability of a free, fully-functional evaluation version of the middleware for potential customers who wish to try it out first. The evaluation kit includes plug-ins for 3ds max and Maya, the fully-functional real-time foliage software and the highly versatile SpeedTreeCAD foliage editor and creation tool.

"SpeedTree's ability to quickly bring beautiful, wind-blown and efficient foliage to real-time titles makes it ideal as a middleware choice for the ground-breaking graphical excellence of "PLAYSTATION®3"," said IDV Vice President Michael Sechrest. "We welcome developers of "PLAYSTATION®3" titles to evaluate SpeedTree if they want to give their players truly next generation outdoor environments."

For more information and to license or evaluate SpeedTreeRT for "PLAYSTATION®3", please visit the IDV website or contact Kevin Meredith (meredith@idvinc.com; 803-356-1999, ext. 10).

SpeedTreeRT delivers highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, user-configurable and seamless LOD transitions, and an included library of hundreds of tree, plant and marine models representing more than 170 core species. SpeedTreeRT includes SpeedTreeCAD, a Windows application used to create and edit animated trees in real-time. For more information about SpeedTree, visit www.speedtree.com.

Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), develops software products with a focus on real-time three dimensional applications for the game development, visual simulation, engineering visualization, and animation industries. IDV, a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about IDV, visit www.idvinc.com.


"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Kevin Meredith

(803) 356-1999 | meredith@idvinc.com

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