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15Feb/140

bestwebdesignagencies.com Reveals Studio Rendering as the Top 3D Illustration and Animation Firm for the Month of October 2013


(PRWEB) October 04, 2013

bestwebdesignagencies.com has awarded Studio Rendering as the top 3D illustration and animation agency for the month of October 2013. 3D illustration and animation services are investigated by the independent research team to establish which services offer the top 3D illustration and animation services. While there are thousands of web development services offering services in the industry only the truly best are highlighted within the rankings.

The independent research team at bestwebdesignagencies.com performs a veracious evaluation of the mobile development services in order to remain apprised of the latest achievements of performing 3D illustration and animation companies. Performing companies are researched through the use of five verticals of evaluation in areas including design quality, project analysis, technical support, creative collaboration, and animation quality. The ratings of top 3D illustration and animation companies is revised based on the results of the evaluation to showcase the top in the mobile development industry.

The independent investigation team spends time benchmarking the web design industry as a whole to better interpret how contesting 3D illustration and animation consultants influence the industry. Time is spent participating in various trade shows to obtain a wider apprehending of the industry and to connect directly with 3D illustration and animation consultants in a neutral setting. Customer referrals are often used as another metric to determine which 3D illustration and animation consultants supply the best services.

The listings are released monthly to assist businesses in selecting a top contending 3D illustration and animation firm. Studio Rendering has been highlighted in the list due to their compelling solutions identified through the proprietary investigation process. Thousands of web design and development firms are considered each month but only the truly best are considered for the listings.

About Studio Rendering

Studio Rendering offers their 3D illustration and animation services to companies looking to have a 3D representation of their product or services in a variety of environments. They are a 3D animation agency with focuses on illustrations to help visualize a concept or idea and animation services that help bring visions to life. Their services also include interactive 3D rendering for 360-degree views, product configuration tools, and even motion graphics.

About bestwebdesignagencies.com

bestwebdesignagencies.com is a well-known independent authority on web design and development. The main objective of bestwebdesignagencies.com is to uncover and reveal those individuals or companies providing the top web design and development services all over the world. A specialized team of researchers examine thousands of applicants each month who are seeking to be ranked as a top web design and development product or service by the independent authority.

To view the rankings of the top 3D illustration and animation firms visit:

http://animation-production-companies.bwdarankings.com/best-3d-animation-companies







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6Feb/140

New York City Design Studio Candelita Wins Prestigious American Graphic Design Award

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

The editors of Graphic Design USA have recently announced the winners of the prestigious American Graphic Design Awards 2013. One of the recipients of this year’s award is Jennifer Dopazo of Candelita http://www.candelita.is, a multimedia design studio located in New York City. Dopazo won for the outstanding book cover design of The Blue Hours by Lillian Ann Slugocki, http://tinyurl.com/khk8rry.

For nearly five decades The American Graphic Design Award has recognized thousands of creative professionals with the competition being open to advertising agencies, graphic design firms, in-house publishing departments, and more. It honors the outstanding new work of print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics. Winners of this esteemed award receive a Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in the 50th Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual.

Dopazo states: “I am honored to accept this award over the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by this national design competition. This award shows Candelita’s dedication to creating the highest level of design. Helping to translate my client’s vision has always been my mission. It’s not just about logos. It’s not just your website. It’s everything. It’s about translating your ideas to the design world, finding the potential in every project, and thinking in a more creative way to achieve memorable results.”

Dopazo’s company, Candelita, specializes in brand strategies, web design and development, mobile implementation, and more and works with high-end consulting clients and educational collaborative communities. Clientele consists of The New York Times, Gerson Lehrman Group, BlackRock as well as many artists abroad. Candelita’s focus is on new media and learning communities in medialabs around the world. That is where Open Source work started and Dopazo was proud to start implementing this in the consulting work being done at Candelita. Additionally, Dopazo teaches workshops and has online programs teaching design, technology and branding using Open Source tools.

Dopazo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and holds a Master’s Degree from Parsons The New School of Design. Dopazo is also a featured guest lecturer and advisor at the Free Culture Forum, Escuela de Arte 10 and Medialab Prado in Spain, Plasma Conference, Fundación Telefónica and Escuelab in Lima, Perú, Upgrade São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, and Eyebeam in New York.

Dopazo takes pride in the fact that the work done for clients is not about shiny graphics, but building a solid relationship with every client and creating pieces of art with each project.

Stop by the site at http://www.candelita.is to learn more and to see some of the amazing design work being done. Also, sign up for Brand Talks: 15-minute free one-on-one branding and web design brainstorming sessions. Connect with Candelita on Facebook and Twitter - http://www.Facebook.com/candelitalab and https://twitter.com/candelitalab. For media interviews, contact Dopazo at jen(at)candelita(dot)is.

About the company:

Candelita is a design studio that provides cross-platform design services. The company believes in the power of play and interaction as an approach, inspiration and provocateur for social engagement. Candelita offers multimedia services in interaction design, visual communication and creative production by combining the most powerful aspects of research, design and technology.







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26Jan/140

Acoustica Release Mixcraft Pro Studio 5 Recording Software

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2010

Acoustica is pleased to announce the release of Mixcraft Pro Studio 5, the ultimate Mixcraft experience. This deluxe package includes the award-winning Mixcraft 5 recording software, plus three new professional virtual instruments, and four powerful new audio effects, valued at $ 250. These new instruments and audio effects, combined with Mixcraft 5's already impressive collection of music loops, audio effects, and cutting-edge virtual instruments, provide musicians and producers with an incredible selection of tools for recording, producing, and mastering audio and video projects.

Mixcraft Pro Studio 5's expanded instruments are:

Acoustica's award-winning Pianissimo grand piano, which combines sampling and modeling technology to produce a critically-acclaimed, musical piano sound that Music Tech Magazine said "stands up to critical listening."

ME80 Vintage Analog Synthesizer, an incredibly realistic recreation of the Yamaha CS80 analog synthesizer, among the most powerful and coveted analog synthesizers ever made. This amazing recreation supports polyphonic aftertouch (just like the original) and has the same creamy tone found on Vangelis's famous Blade Runner soundtrack.

Memorymoon Analog Synthesizer, a detailed recreation of the legendary, massive-sounding Moog Memorymoog analog synthesizer. Memorymoon perfectly captures the enormous analog sound of the classic 3-oscillator powerhouse synth.

Mixcraft Pro Studio 5's expanded audio effects are:

G-Sonique Twisthead VS-206 Vacuum Tube Preamp, which adds subtle analog warmth or fierce overdriven tube grit to your tracks. This vintage tube preamp adds 1960's charm and character to vocals, drums, and more.

G-Sonique FSQ1964 Transient Vitaliser, a powerful mastering tools that adds sweet high frequencies, analog colors, crystal and transparent transients, and boldness to any mix.

G-Sonique XBass 4000L Analog Bass Enhancer, which recreates the warm, fat bass tone found in vintage tube circuits. XBass 4000L combines two unique algorithms to enhance the bass spectrum of audio tracks, adding emphasis to the audible bass content, enriching the bass and sub-bass spectrum, and boosting the higher harmonic frequencies.

G-Sonique Dubmaster Liquid Delay, an intense delay effect that goes far beyond the limits of traditional studio delays. Dubmaster combines tempo-synced rhythmic liquid delay with powerful LFO-driven filtering and phase effects to add atmosphere and a unique sound to any audio track.

Packed with 11 virtual instruments, 26 audio effects, and over 3300 audio loops, plus powerful video, audio, and MIDI editing capabilities, Mixcraft Pro Studio 5 has an MSRP of $ 199.99, with a street price around $ 150. For more information on Mixcraft Pro Studio 5, please visit our web site at http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft-pro-studio.

Visit http://www.acoustica.com and see it all for yourself.  You’ll never look at music software the same way again.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

1 GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)

1.5 GHz CPU (Dual Core or Quad Core)

Sound card, USB, or Firewire sound device

Pricing:

Suggested retail price $ 149.99 (MSRP $ 199)

All versions include lifetime support

FOR EVALUATION COPY:

Derek Schaefer,

Retail and OEM Sales Manager

559-692-2224 ext 1007

derek(at)acoustica(dot)com

Media:

Rosalind Clarke,

Creative Director

rosalind(at)acoustica(dot)com

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4Jan/140

Free Download of New expressor Studio beta Allows Developers to Design Complex Data Flow Applications in Minutes


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 8, 2010

expressor software has introduced expressor Studio and made the beta version immediately available as a free download. expressor Studio provides game-changing ease-of-use with a drag-and-drop and wizard-driven interface that enables developers to easily connect to standard data source and targets, map data to common business names and types and design complex data flow applications in minutes.

The expressor Studio beta is available immediately as a free download from http://www.expressorStudio.com , and the general release version will be available as a free download by end of year. Users will be able to access online support from expressor software and from their peers by visiting http://www.expressorCommunity.com and logging into the new expressor Community Center, a vibrant online community.

expressor Studio is a high-reward, low-risk option that allows organizations to immediately get started and benefit from semantic data integration, said expressors vice president of marketing Michael Waclawiczek. With expressor Studio, we deliver enterprise-class ETL onto your desktop that benefits from a familiar Microsoft Office-like look-and-feel and a fast embedded engine to create and run reusable data mappings in minutes. And most importantly, expressor Studio can be downloaded for freewith no strings attached.

expressor Studio extends expressor softwares unique semantic integration capabilities with Semantic Types a powerful new approach to data mapping and transformation that greatly reduces your time-to-value. With expressor Studio 3.0, users can:

Easily rationalize source and target field names to improve communication and data governance.
Automate data-type conversions and eliminate errors.
Build new Semantic Types from existing types and reuse types in existing and new applications.
Create multiple reusable business rules for the same type and debug rules once and apply them repeatedly.
Easily implement data quality rules and constraints.
Check the validity of a data flow application before deploying.

Ive seen expressor Studio and like the fact that the company now offers a free, downloadable product with lots of cool capabilities, said Andy Leonard, SQL Server MVP and SSIS guru.

expressor Studio includes an embedded version of expressors high-performance parallel data processing engine, and it runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3 32-bit and 64-bit platforms and Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. It requires 2 GB of RAM, .NET 3.5 or higher and Microsoft Visio 2007 or 2010. The beta version is now available, and expressor Studio will be in general release and available as a free download in expressor Community Edition year-end, with an annual email and telephone support subscription starting at $ 1,150 for a single user. It will also be available as an important component of expressor Standard Edition and expressor Enterprise Edition. See companion press release introducing expressor 3.0

The graphical, color-coded user interface of expressor Studio all but eliminates the need for training by guiding you through each step of developing an expressor ETL job, said Scott Morgan, data warehouse architect for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. My one-word description for the new user interface is that it is fantastic.

About expressor software

expressor software knows data integrationand we know todays most capable data integration tools are too complex and too expensive. Our vision is to provide enterprise-class data integration software that is cost-effective, fast and easy to use.

expressors game-changing usability enables you to use less technical, lower-cost development resources. Our unique, active metadata foundation simplifies data mapping and transformation to reduce your time-to-value. And our dramatically lower cost makes it easy to justify replacing your brittle and expensive hand-coded implementations or underperforming in-house ETL tools. expressor 3.0 is a comprehensive design, development and deployment platform available in three editions tailored to support the full range of data integration applications, from tactical data migrations to the largest enterprise data warehouses and strategic, predictive analytics.

To learn more about what makes expressor the leader in affordable, enterprise-class data integration, visit http://www.expressor-software.com or download the free expressor Studio at http://www.expressorStudio.com.

23Oct/130

DiSTIs GL Studio Version 4.5 Expands Capabilities for User Interface Creation


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

The DiSTI Corporation announced today the release of GL Studio version 4.5, software that helps user interface (UI) designers and application developers easily prototype, create, and deploy advanced 3D user interfaces for embedded devices and desktop applications. GL Studio version 4.5 contains graphic rendering features to improve battery life and performance for iOS, Android, and other embedded devices. This release also provides options to use either the OpenGL or DirectX API, multi-language support for UI internationalization, expanded compiler support, and improved Photoshop document support.

To complement faster and easier development time, GL Studio version 4.5 provides:

The choice of deploying raster glyphs, or True Type fonts thus making all fonts available at runtime
New object types to improve performance and battery life on mobile and embedded devices
Added support for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Linux GCC version 4.6 integrated development environment (IDE) , to provide a more seamless development
Increased editor and runtime support for DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file formats to allow developers to freely create content as they see fit
Improved Photoshop Document (.PSD) importer now includes gauge needle behaviors, making it easier to bring these interface types to life

The release of version 4.5 provides GL Studio developers with the means to create user interface content that gives consumers the end user experience they have come to expect in todays products and devices. We are excited to supply our customers with these expanded features and capabilities and we will continue to provide the latest solutions to our customers as technologies advance, said Darren Humphrey, Chief Technology Officer of DiSTI.

Adopted by luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover and visionary specialty aerospace developer Scaled Composites, GL Studio delivers on the panacea of end-to-end user interface development in a single tool chain. These companies, along with hundreds of others across the aerospace, medical, automotive, and simulation market segments, choose GL Studio for the following reasons:

100% correlation between the Industrial Designers vision and the end product
Ability to reuse the design all the way through the development process: Prototyping, Verification and Validation, Integration, and Deployment
Shorter production cycles
Natively supports 3D OpenGL content
Broad support for desktop and embedded hardware systems

For more information on GL Studio 4.5, or to request a trial download, please visit http://www.glstudio.com.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of User Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The companys flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and user interface developers to build high-fidelity 3D interactive graphics and controls for use in any product with a 3D graphics chip.

Hundreds of customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI interface solutions to deliver devices and applications that improve the user experience for embedded systems, computer based training, maintenance training, and safety-critical devices. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit

http://www.disti.com.







7Oct/130

Flypaper Studio Introduces Flypaper CMS


Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

Flypaper Studio, Inc. has announced the introduction of Flypaper CMS. By adding a content management system to its product portfolio, Flypaper now offers the full range of digital signage solutions, from content creation to delivery. Flypaper CMS enables users to manage, schedule and monitor multiple digital display screens and networks from a single workstation.

Our content creation software makes it easy to create great, interactive digital content, says Flypaper President, Don Pierson. Now, were making it easy to manage that content as well. Flypaper CMS makes it possible to create, manage and schedule your digital content under a single umbrella.

Flypaper CMS consists of a trio of elements that create a single, easy-to-use system. The Scheduler lets you specify when, where and which of your content will appear. Just a few keystrokes allow different content to appear in different locations. Content schedules can be prioritized for specified periods of time, allowing short-term promotions to take precedence over regularly scheduled content.

The Dashboard is control central. From a single screen, you can control all your displays in a unified manner. You can also instantly see if any screens are experiencing abnormal conditions such as a loss of Internet connectivity or low disk space.

The FlyPlayer is installed on each of your screens and processes information sent from the scheduler. If the display loses its Internet connection, the player will continue to run the current content until the connection is restored. Then it will automatically check for updated schedules and content. The FlyPlayer is available in single or dual-screen format.

Flypaper CMS resides in the Cloud, meaning it can be accessed through any standard web browser without the need to install or maintain expensive servers or infrastructure.

For additional information on Flypaper CMS, visit our website at http://www.flypaper.com

About Flypaper Studio, Inc. and Trivantis Corporation

Flypaper Studio, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trivantis Corporation. Flypaper is a leading content-creation platform that empowers users to create, share, track and reuse high-impact, interactive graphics and video content. The user edits and manipulates components without complicated programming. Trivantis flagship product is Lectora

16Sep/130

StyleShoots Enters the US with Revolutionary Photo Studio for Fashion; Dramatically Reducing Costs and Simplifying E-commerce Logistics


NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

StyleShoots, a Netherlands based tech company, has developed a game-changing machine for the e-commerce business that has just landed in the fashion capital of the world New York City. Companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Marks & Spencer, Perry Ellis, Valentino, G-Star and Macys are already using the StyleShoots machine to cut time and costs for high-resolution product photos for their e-commerce and catalogues.

StyleShoots is an all-in-one system comprised of an illuminated glass tabletop, daylight simulation lamps and a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera. The system is powered by an embedded Mac mini computer and controlled by the user entirely via an iPad running a custom app. Files are ready for web in seconds, because StyleShoots processes and exports in photos in custom sizes, qualities and formats automatically. By keeping ecommerce photography in-house, costs and time are cut to a fraction of outsourcing.

StyleShoots uses a unique dual-shot process to automatically cut out products. The process known as Auto Alpha takes multiple images and applies advanced software tricks. Particularly time consuming (sometimes impossible) items like fringed scarves, lace garments and fur coats are automatically delivered with a transparent background in seconds. Mastering backlight, camera and processing power, StyleShoots takes two photos one with the LED backlight on, and one with it off. Analyzing over 20 million pixels across multiple images, it precisely cuts out the product and delivers true alpha transparency in less time that it takes to style the next garment on the table.

In response to the boom in fashion e-commerce, Maurits Teunissen and Bartel Huibregtsen founded StyleShoots in 2011 to simplify one of the most important steps in the process - photographing products for online display. We wondered how we could put a man on the moon in the 60's, yet we were still manually cutting out the background from product photos, explains Teunissen Thousands of hours are spent on this tiresome task every single day. It's all about giving way to creativity by removing boring steps and chores in a smart, engaging and effective manner. Designers, wholesalers and retailers can sit back and focus on what they're best at.

StyleShoots is available for purchase and lease through Focal Media Group, located at 325 W 38th Street, Suite 703 New York, NY 10018.

For more information visit styleshoots.com

8Sep/130

Stylus Studio Launches XML Deployment Adapters for Accessing any Data Source as XML

BEDFORD, MA (PRWEB) November 16, 2005

Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced XML data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio

19Aug/130

Motion Graphics Studio leftchannel Breathes Optimism into PSA for Natural Resources Defense Council


COUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

Looking to shed light on the disastrous effects plastics are having on the worlds oceans, the international environmental advocacy non-profit group Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) turned to leftchannel, the motion design studio led by Executive Creative Director and President Alberto Scirocco. Leftchannel was challenged to craft an entertaining yet informative public service announcement that would be a call to action for viewers to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic packaging.

The skills leftchannel brought to this project are valuable for translating a complex issue like this, to visually show this system and how we can make positive changes, says Leila Monroe, a Staff Attorney with the NDRC Oceans Program.

After the organization approached leftchannel to translate the complex issue of plastic pollution to a visual platform with a positive message, Scirocco and leftchannels creative team, which included designer/animators Taehee Lee and Nick Schoener, set to creating a concept and script that avoided the usually negative tone found in most environmental PSAs. Rather, they harnessed the studios abilities to marry 2D and 3D character animation with motion design to inform viewers in a positive way.

Our goal was to remind people how important this issue is, without giving the impression that they were being criticized or that we were trying to scare them, Scirocco says. Americans have been recycling plastics for a long time, but the current recycling programs arent working anymore and NDRC wanted a new approach one that informs and entertains in a constructive manner.

That new approach can be seen in the PSA entitled The Great Plastic Purge, a two-minute animated piece that was inspired by after school specials from the 1950s. The character animation style keeps the tone light, which helps engage the audience, while expressing important facts in a way that is never boring.

The PSA opens with a shot of a young boy happily ripping open a birthday present thats wrapped in numerous layers of plastic, all of which he cheerfully throws away. From there the piece follows the packaging from the boys home to the ocean floor, while a chipper voice-over informs about how Americans waste $ 8 billion a year due to plastics making it into the nations waterways.

This project presented several challenges. According to Schoener, from a story telling perspective, effectively illustrating why the system was broken was challenging.

We had to first understand it ourselves, then communicate it in a way viewers could easily connect with and understand, Schoener says.

For Lee, the most challenging scene to animate was the underwater scene.

It was complex because it contained a lot of different 2D animated trash objects that all needed to be integrated carefully into the scene," Lee says. "Because the scene connects to a 3D scene afterwards, the integration of the two was tricky -- both 2D and 3D had to look consistent."

Scirocco said the challenge was to take a bleak story and turn it into an optimistic one.

"Overall, the animation needed to address three main points in a memorable, engaging manner," he says. "It needed to bring awareness to the issue, suggest that manufacturers be held responsible for coming up with innovative packaging solutions, and get consumers to take action to reduce, reuse and recycle.

For more information, visit the leftchannel website. For more information on the NRDC's commitment to resolving plastics pollution, visit the NDRC website.

About leftchannel:

Established in 2003 and headed by Alberto Scirocco, leftchannel is a motion design studio comprised of multidisciplinary graphic design artists specializing in motion graphics, TV spots, music videos, broadcast identities, program titles and opens, animation and graphic design, advertising and broadcast graphics. Scirocco began his career in design and art in Italy before moving to the U.S., where he helped establish leftchannel in Columbus. An adjunct professor and head of the CCAD Motion Design program, Sciroccos passion for computer animation and motion graphics is a driving force behind the firms decisively individualistic and pioneering capabilities adaptable in a multitude of fields including film, advertising, broadcast graphics, architecture, retail planning, digital installation, projection mapping and environmental design.

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5Aug/130

Flypaper Studio Adds QR Technology for Increased Consumer Engagement


CINCINNAITI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

Flypaper Pro content creation software users now have the ability to increase consumer engagement and the amount of information available through its digital displays. The addition of Quick Response technology allows consumers to use their mobile device to scan a unique code and directly access targeted information provided by the display owner.

Flypaper Studios, Inc. today released version 3.9 with several new features and enhancements. Among them is the addition of QR technology.

Were thrilled to add QR Codes to our content offerings, says Don Pierson, founder and president of Flypaper Studio, Inc. These will allow users to quickly and easily improve the functionality and appeal of their displays.

The QR Generator helps content creators give end users access to additional information by making it easy to include a QR Code in their displays. They simply type in a URL and the software produces the QR Code and inserts it into the content.

The QR Wayfinder will get end users where theyre going. They type in beginning and end points to get a QR Code they can scan with their mobile device to download customized directions to their destination.

Other Flypaper 3.9 updates include:

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