The combination of Vizrt’s graphics-creation tools with Curious World Maps provides users with a template-based mapping system employing 3-D animation and design tools for mapping amendments running on Vizrt’s Viz|Engine renderer.
Adobe Systems will license, develop and distribute Vizrt’s Curious gFx software. Adobe will use this licensed technology by integrating it into future Adobe software.
Curious gFx is a raster paint, retouching and rotoscoping software package for film, video and broadcast developed by Curious Software, which was acquired by Vizrt as of June 1, 2005. With this technology from Vizrt, Adobe will have access to a paint engine for moving images, a roto-matte system and a range of features for wire and rig removal or content restoration.
Vizrt will continue to support existing customers of gFX, but the stand-alone product’s future upgrade path will now be determined by Adobe. gFx technology will be offered as a licensed option within the Curious World Maps digital map creation software and design software such as Viz|Artist.
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