Digital Immersion Announces Presenter 3D for SketchUp Beta

Company Responds to Customer Demand for Rendering and Animation Software

DETROIT, Michigan, August 3, 2004—Responding to the overwhelming demand of SketchUp conceptual design software users, Digital Immersion Software Corp., an industry leader in photo-realistic product communication, today announced the availability of its Presenter 3D for SketchUp beta version. The software, which will become available for download at the web sites of Digital Immersion ( and @Last Software (, will enable SketchUp users to add real time rendering, animation, and lighting to significantly enhance their designs.

Communicating the design intent is key when securing buy-off on conceptual design. Presenter 3D for SketchUp will eliminate the confusion when trying to convey a designer’s ideas to other team members and customers. Team members who do not have SketchUp software will also be able to open a SketchUp or 3DS file in Presenter 3D for SketchUp. This will increase the number of people that can participate in the design process without increasing the cost or frustration by requiring everyone to own the conceptual design package. New users can view a quick tutorial, “Five Easy Steps to Using Presenter 3D,” at

“Satisfying customers’ needs is our number one priority. As such, we are seeking feedback to the beta version from SketchUp users so that the final rendering package we deliver will meet their requirements,” said Terry Cotant, vice president of Product Development & Marketing, Digital Immersion.

SketchUp users who would like to participate in this beta program should contact Jeff Demore, beta coordinator at Digital Immersion by sending an email to Email Contact or by calling 877-272-0804.

About Presenter 3D

Presenter 3D helps users create stunning output from their designs including virtual photos, broadcast quality animations, real-time rendering, and streaming 3D output. Users can share their designs with others throughout the enterprise, without requiring them to install or learn the original design software. More affordable and less complex than other solutions on the market, Presenter 3D delivers a real-time interface that works at amazing speed and includes textures, lighting, shaders, and shadows for high-quality and accurate output.

About Digital Immersion
Founded in 1998, Digital Immersion Software Corporation is a privately held corporation that develops and markets visualization, rendering, and supplemental authoring software for users of industry-leading CAD packages. With more than half a million users worldwide, all Digital Immersion products—Merlin VR, Merlin 3D, and Presenter 3D—combine a high-end toolset with a highly visual, streamlined workflow for maximum ease of use. The Company is headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, with offices in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area. Digital Immersion currently offers its products to markets in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In the United States and Canada, Digital Immersion products can be purchased direct or through all authorized Autodesk Value Added Resellers. In Europe, its Master Distributor is Man & Machine. More information can be found on the web at, via email at Email Contact, or by calling toll free in North America 1-(877) 272-0804 or 1-(248) 624-5388.

All products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright 2004 Digital Immersion Software Corporation. All rights reserved.

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