Luxology Licenses Pixar Animation Studiosâ Subdivision Surface Patents
October 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsLuxologyÂ® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced that Pixar Animation Studios and Luxology have finalized an agreement under which Pixar has licensed its Subdivision Surface Patents to Luxology. The agreement covers key Pixar proprietary computer graphics technology that will enhance Luxologyâs products. Luxology is making no specific announcements as to when this technology might be incorporated into future Luxology software offerings. The specific terms of the agreement are confidential.
âPixar is not only an important client of Luxologyâs, they are also a key source of technology for the computer graphics and entertainment industries,â said Brad Peebler, President and Co-founder of Luxology. âWe are very excited to have clear rights to use some of the most fundamental SubDivision surface modeling and rendering algorithms on the planet.â
âLuxology is a key provider of outstanding software for 3D content creation,â said Rob Cook, Vice President of Advanced Technology at Pixar. âWe are very pleased to have licensed these Pixar patents to Luxology for use in its products, and we look forward to seeing those enhanced products arrive in the marketplace.â
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy AwardÂ®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, and most recently, Ratatouille. The Northern California studio has won 20 Academy Awards and its eight films have grossed more than $4 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disneyâ¢Pixar is WALLâ¢E (June 27, 2008).
Based in San Mateo, Calif., LuxologyÂ® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on Luxology, its flagship product modoâ¢, a gallery of artistsâ images and the active modo community is available online at www.modo3d.com.
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