August 1, 2005


LOS ANGELES - France's Realviz ( is at SIGGRAPH with a new range of tracking products that are "Powered by SMART" (Scalable Matching Architecture for Tracking), a new automatic tracking kernel based on new generation algorithms that bring large performance increases to the Realviz tracking line.

SMART provides 2D tracking up to 10x faster than previous engines, while simultaneously making optimum use of available processing power. SMART also produces much higher quality feature tracks than previously, more steadily, with a longer lifespan and fewer interruptions and drops. The SMART tracking engine automatically places more tracking points on footage, as well as enables users to adjust the tracker quantity factor for smarter and more reliable solves than before.

The new product collection includes Version 4 of the company's tracking software, MatchMover Pro 4, MatchMover Pro 4 Motion Capture and two new automatic 3D tracking plug-ins: MMTrack for 3DS Max and MMTrack for Maya.

Demo versions of MatchMover Pro 4, MMTrack for 3DS Max and MMTrack for Maya will be available in August and can be downloaded from the Realviz Web site.

In addition to the SMART products, Realviz is showing Version 2 of its 3D pre-viz and storyboarding software, StoryViz, at the show.