Autodesk Acquires RealViz, makers of “Image Modeler” and “Stitcher”

AutoDesk Image ModelerAutodesk has been busy. Besides a mega-speedy development cycle for 3ds max 2009 and 3ds Max 2009-Design, they just announced that they have purchased RealViz, makers of high end 3D image modeling and panoramic photography software. I remember doing some consulting for RealViz way back in 2000. I’m surprised it took this long for Autodesk to acquire them. This letter arrived in my in-box today.

May 12, 2008

Dear Autodesk Customer,

We are pleased to let you know that Autodesk has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of REALVIZ, the privately held developer of image-based content creation software. This exciting acquisition grows Autodesk’s software offering in 2D and 3D design innovation, helping bridge the real world and design environments.

REALVIZ’s products are used for panoramic photography, image-based modeling, match moving and optical motion capture. The technology extracts 3D information from pictures and videos, and is complementary to Autodesk’s modeling, visual effects and animation products. REALVIZ technology has many complementary applications across the industries Autodesk serves, including architecture, film, broadcast and game development.

The REALVIZ team has joined Autodesk, bringing vast expertise in visual graphics and image processing. Together, we look forward to accelerating technological innovation for you. Our plan is to integrate REALVIZ technology into our current products, making it easier to create 3D models from simple 3D images, and virtual environments from conventional photographs. As well, we plan to continue selling REALVIZ’s flagship products: Stitcher software for the creation of panoramas and 360° virtual tours, and ImageModeler software to produce 3D models from photographs.
To learn more about the acquisition, and about the REALVIZ products, please visit

So there you have it. More later.


~ by learn3dsmax on May 12, 2008.

3 Responses to “Autodesk Acquires RealViz, makers of “Image Modeler” and “Stitcher””

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