SceneVision™-3D Adds Link to Poser® Pro 3D Figure Animation

 Position Bodies  within Photorealistic Scene Reconstructions for Simulation, Analysis and Presentation

CHAPEL HILL , N.C. , July 21, 2008 – 3rdTech announced today new functions in SceneVision-3D, its industry leading 3D scene capture and re-creation software, for importing and positioning models from Poser® Pro – 3D Figure Design and Animation software from Smith Micro Software, Inc (NASDAQ: SMSI). Available in August to SceneVision-3D users, this expands the use of SceneVision-3D for the display and analysis of  crime scenes with representations of victims, suspects, witnesses and officers at different times in the scene.

SceneVision-3D, with DeltaSphere 3D Laser Scanner software, produces photorealistic reconstructions of a crime scene as captured at the time of the investigation. These models are invaluable for measuring, analyzing, and presenting the crime scene as found. Now, 3D figures easily can be added to the 3D model for simulation and analysis.

·        An officer can be positioned at a doorway to demonstrate his/her initial arrival at the scene. This can be combined with SceneVision’s ‘ViewPoint’ function to illustrate exactly what was visible to the officer.

·        A victim can be positioned to illustrate bullet or blood spatter trajectories – as produced by SceneVision’s ‘Spatter Tool’.

To incorporate Poser Pro data into SceneVision-3D, 3rdTech has added import and export of ‘OBJ’ format 3D models to the software. OBJ format is an open 3D computer graphics model format compatible with many of the industry’s most widely used modeling, animation, and CAD software packages.  This new capability expands the use of SceneVision models for animation and simulation.

These new features will be shown, for the first time, at the International Association of Forensic Sciences meeting, July 23-25 in New Orleans , and will be available to current and new SceneVision-3D customers later this summer.