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05/06/09 10:21 PM
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MUNICH (10th Annual RTT Conference) — May 7, 2009 —  With the goal of delivering powerful, new real-time 3D animation tools to the industry’s leading designers and visual minds, Craft Animations™ AB and Realtime Technology (RTT) AG today announced a strategic alliance that includes the upcoming port of Craft Director Tools to RTT DeltaGen. By combining the ease-of-use and accuracy of Craft Animations’ Craft Director Tools with the flexibility and photo-real quality of RTT DeltaGen, users will be able to easily add realistic natural movement to their [censored] design visualizations within minutes.

“We are happy to enter this promising partnership with Craft Animations,” said Ludwig A. Fuchs, co-founder and member of the RTT AG Management Board. “The cooperation is of mutual interest and benefit. We are confident that, by joining our technologies, we can utilize synergies and push forward the boundaries of the real-time visualization market.”

Industrial designers utilize RTT DeltaGen software to develop high-quality [censored] real-time 3D virtual prototypes for car and aircraft styling, design development, customer product design, and marketing.  Craft Director Tools - including Craft Camera Tools, Craft Vehicles, Craft Accessories and Craft Freeware - eliminate the prolonged animation tasks of key framing and scripting. This allows designers to drastically condense traditional animation processes, reducing production times by as much as 90 percent.

Designers using Craft Director Tools for RTT DeltaGen will also gain the ability to easily:
-Make vehicles drive on different terrains considering real vehicle dynamics (e.g. suspension)
-Control vehicles with an input device such as a steering wheel or 3D mouse, or automatically through autopilot functionality  
-Switch between camera rigs to highlight specific parts of the design concept
-Control camera views within RTT DeltaGen
-Change the environment or terrain
-Make changes to the physical setup and behavior of vehicles

“Designers have traditionally shied away from utilizing animation to showcase their design concepts because of the immense time and skill needed to demonstrate accurate physics of the design itself,” explains Craft Animations’ Founder and Head of Research, Luigi Tramontana. “The addition of Craft Director Tools to RTT DeltaGen’s already powerful visualization toolset will completely eliminate this obstacle and allow designers to enhance their concepts with the cinematic appeal they desire.”

Craft Director Tools for RTT DeltaGen will be available late 2009.

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