ROUNDABOUT LOGIC, INC.(TM) IS NEW PUBLISHER OF NODESTER(TM) AND
WIDGETIZER(TM) QUICKTIME VR TOOLS.
Winter Springs, Florida, February 4, 1998 — Roundabout Logic, Inc.
announced today that it is now the official publisher of the well-known
QuickTime VR tools, Nodester and Widgetizer. Both these Macintosh-only
applications, formerly published by Panimation, Inc., are available from
Roundabout Logic, Inc. of Winter Springs, Florida, as of February 1, 1998.
Roundabout Logic, Inc. is a newly formed corporation, committed to the
advancement of QuickTime VR technology through the ongoing development of
Nodester and Widgetizer, as well as future companion products. “The company
guarantees to continue development of both Nodester and Widgetizer with
even greater sense of excellence than before. And you can look for several
new and exciting product releases coming up in 1998,” says Roundabout
Logic’s president, Tony Mignone.
Roundabout Logic, is providing free technical support to all existing
registered Nodester and Widgetizer customers. “We are dedicated to the
existing customer base, and they can expect to receive all the support and
benefits they have gotten in the past,” comments Walter Neals, Vice
President, Sales & Marketing for Roundabout Logic, Inc. “I am quite
enthusiastic about Roundabout Logic’s new role in the VR community and I’m
impressed with the company’s commitment to immersive imaging technologies
and the future of Nodester and Widgetizer.”
D. Proni of Econ Technologies, Inc. (the creators of Nodester and
Widgetizer) emphasizes “We’re very excited to have Roundabout Logic
publishing our products. They have both the resources and enthusiasm
necessary to promote and enhance this amazing technology.”
By March 1, 1998, Roundabout Logic will ship the latest updates of Nodester
and Widgetizer on CD with an entirely new look to the packaging. And for
the first time, the product line will be available from resellers worldwide
(previously they were sold direct only). Roundabout Logic is launching a
new website for Nodester and Widgetizer at http://www.roundaboutlogic.com.
Tracey Trumbull, Roundabout Logic Evangelist, adds “Roundabout Logic will
continue to provide the product support that developers need. Our upcoming
revisions of Nodester and Widgetizer will give developers the creative
options they want, and some they may not even know they’ll want!”
Nodester, the renowned rapid panoramic editor for QuickTime VR, first got
national attention when it was included in Guy Kawasaki’s address during
the keynotes at Macworld Expo Boston in August of 1997 as one of his picks
for the ten most exciting new Macintosh applications for 1997. Since then
it has gained notoriety from most of the world’s Macintosh press and has
been deemed outstanding in many comparitive product reviews as well.
Widgetizer is the innovative rapid object editor for QuickTime VR (QTVR).
With features such as definable hot spots, custom backgrounds, frame-based
animation and sound integration, Widgetizer provides the most comprehensive
object creation toolset on the market. Both Nodester and Widgetizer export
QuickTime VR 1.0 and 2.0.
Apple Computer, Inc. developed QuickTime VR and has vigorously supported
its adoption as an industry standard. With Apple’s recent beta release of
QuickTime 3.0, QuickTime VR v2.1 and streaming QuickTime Plug-In v2.0, that
standard has been achieved. QuickTime VR is an extension of Apple’s basic
QuickTime technology and supports two different types of views, QTVR
panorama movies and QTVR object movies. Panoramic editors, like Nodester,
produce movies which look out from a center or nodal point, allowing the
viewer to to simulate turning and viewing 360 degrees around a panoramic
scene. Widgetizer, a rapid object editor, generates object movies which
look in at a center point or plane, simulating the effect of holding an
object in the hand and turning it around to see all sides, top and bottom.
QuickTime VR is an innovative enabling technology for electronic commerce.
Usually implemented as a photo-realistic or 3D rendered virtual reality,
QTVR is finding its way into markets such as product catalogs, real estate,
automobiles, museums, education, travel industry, etc.
Roundabout Logic, Inc.
209 North Moss Road, Suite 101, Winter Springs FL 32708, USA