CySlice v3: New NURBS and SUBD Tool to be previewed at SIGGRAPH

Monterey, CA - August 9, 2001 - At SIGGRAPH this year, headus and Cyberware will be showing a sneak preview of the new CySlice v3. Along with speed and interactivity improvements to NURBS fitting, v3 features a new Subdivision Surfaces (SUBD) tool.

SUBDs are becoming widely accepted in the computer graphics community as an alternative to NURBS. They display none of the tangency problems experienced by NURBS during animation and are free of the "rectangular patch" topology restrictions of NURBS surfaces.

CySlice v3 allows users to fit SUBD surfaces to dense polymeshes and, as with the award winning NURBS fitting tool CySlice v2.0, color and displacement maps can then be calculated. CySlice v3 outputs the same Catmull-Clark variety of SUBD surface that Maya and Renderman uses. Maps created by CySlice are usable in a wide range of animation and rendering packages.

Please visit headus at Booth #552 at Siggraph 2001 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

About Cyberware

For nearly two decades, Cyberware has developed and produced the world's most advanced 3D scanning products and software. These innovative products include 3D scanners ranging from compact desktop models to systems for scanning the entire human body in one pass. The supporting software is continuously setting standards in three-dimensional imaging. Cyberware 3D Scanners and software have been used in applications such as artistic product design, CAD/CAM, research, animation and special effects for film, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, medical appliance design, anthropometry / ergonomics, and personal portrait sculpture.