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Visual Presentation in the Social Improvement Arena
by Thomas Loughran


Jimco reviews WorldBuilder


WorldBuilder Used to Design Virtual Boathouse for the City of Oakland


Immersion and Digital Element Introduce MicroScribe Digitizer Plug-in for Maya for Mac OS X

Digital Element Develops Key Technology for Discreet

New JSR-184 Exporter’s Basic Version to be a Feature in Discreet’s 3ds max 7 software—Makes 3D Easy For Cell Phone Application Developers.
Advanced Version To Ship in October


Digital Element Ships WorldBuilder Pro™ 4.0 in July

EMECSTUDIOS And Digital Element Team Together To Add Features, Redesign Interface, Improve Usability and Documentation

Discreet Announces Digital Element to develop JSR-184 exporter for 3DS Max

Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), today announced a partnership with Criterion Software, a leading provider of middleware solutions for the game development industry, to provide support for JSR-184 (M3G), the mobile 3D graphics API for J2ME™, underscoring the company’s commitment to mobile 3D development pipelines. Working with Criterion’s RenderWare Mobile initiative and with its embedded graphics partner, Hybrid Graphics, Discreet partner Digital Element will craft a JSR-184 exporter and desktop viewer for Discreet’s 3ds max® professional animation software.

Digital Element Announces WorldBuilder™ 3.6, Strategic Partnership, and Significant Price Reduction

Free Upgrade for 3.5 Users, WorldBuilder Pro Now $499, Strategic Partnership with EMECSTUDIOS for WorldBuilder 4 Development

Digital Element and Digimation Team Up on Modelshop™

Photoshop® Plug-in that Displays 3D Models with Lighting and Shadows Ships November 26th

OAKLAND, CA (November 19th, 2003) Digital Element, an Oakland-based software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools and Digimation, Inc., the world’s leading provider of 3D models, announced today the release of the Modelshop plug-in for Photoshop, which includes fifty 3D models from Digimation’s Model Bank Collection™ .

Critical-Depth reviews Aurora 2.

“You could spend literally hours playing with all the different settings and still come up with some cool effects each time.”

Darlisa Riggs, Critical-Depth


CG Focus Reviews Aurora 2


"If you are a Photoshop freak and digital images is your strength, then I strongly suggest you take a good look at Aurora 2 because there is really not a lot of competing products in this field and clearly, Digital Element has a definite winner!"


Creative-3D reviews VERDANT 1.0

What is Verdant?
Digital Element's Verdant is a powerful, and unique new Photoshop plug-in which allows you to add realistic 3D rendered plant images to an image.



Digit Magazine’s 5th Anniversary Issue Devoted to WorldBuilder

“WorldBuilder provides everything you need to model, texture, light and animate any 3D world you can imagine.”



PC Review Online Reviews WorldBuilder

Unlike other 3D landscape creation packages WorldBuilder Pro creates terrains in a very unique way. It is very different from any program I have ever seen before and once you understand it, I think you will agree it is a brilliant way of doing it.



AAUG Review - VERDANT 1.0 - Software

"What the user really needs to see is the amazing detail in the object when fully rendered. And this really must be seen to be appreciated. The additional lighting controls, and grouping controls allows for a virtually unlimited number of other effects to be applied at ease."

Randy Brandon, Alaska Apple User's Group



Digital Element Announces the Release of Aurora 2™

3D Nature Effect Plug-in for Photoshop

OAKLAND, CA (June 26th, 2003) Digital Element, an Oakland-based software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools, announced today the release of Aurora 2 for Photoshop, the sequel to Digital Element’s 4 ½ star plug-in for Photoshop.



Digital Element Announces Two New Rosetta Communications Plug-ins™

Rosetta Plug-ins for 3ds max and Maya to be Released on May 16th

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 10th, 2003) from Booth 2855 at the National Convention of the American Institute for Architects, of Digital Element, an Oakland-based software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools, announced the May16th release of two new Rosetta Communications packages for the popular 3D modeling and rendering tools 3ds max and Maya.



Digital Element Announces the Release of Verdant™

A Plug-in that Creates 3D Plants and Trees for Photoshop

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 8th, 2003) from Booth 2855 at the National Convention of the American Institute for Architects, Digital Element, an Oakland-based software developer and publishing firm specializing in art tools, announced today the release of Verdant for Photoshop, a revolutionary Photoshop plug-in that creates 3D plants and trees, with shadows, in Photoshop.



Digital Element Announces the Release of WorldBuilder™ 3.5 and WorldBuilder Pro™ 3.5

OAKLAND, CA (December 5th, 2002) Digital Element, an Oakland-based software development firm specializing in 3D nature, announced today the release of WorldBuilder 3.5, the latest update to the premier package for modeling and rendering high-definition, animating landscapes. WorldBuilder 3.5’s feature set once again sets WorldBuilder apart from other landscape software packages – this time by adding rain, snow, and 3D clouds.

Digital Element Announces a Free Upgrade to WorldBuilder Pro™

WorldBuilder Pro 3.2 in Beta Now, To Be Released in August.

San Antonio, TX -- July 22nd, 2002. At booth 5062 at Siggraph, 2002 Digital Element has announced an August release for a free upgrade to its award-winning 3d modeling and rendering software WorldBuilder.

The upgrade is a re-architecture of some key rendering systems, along with a-buffering, making WorldBuilder 3.2 more fully optimized for high-definition renderings...


Digital Element Acquires AnimaTek WorldBuilder™

Oakland, CA -- June 16, 2002. Digital Element announced today that it has acquired AnimaTek WorldBuilder, along with several other key technologies and has outlined a series of products for the remainder of 2002...


Review of WorldBuilder 3.1 at www.insidecg.com.

May 6 , 2002. " If creating stunning 3d environments is your aim then WorldBuilder is definitely a solution..."



Digital Element Breaks Through With Aurora, The Natural Photoshop plug-in

Oakland, CA – April 07,2002. "Digital Element, Inc., an Oakland-based 3D technology company specializing in natural scenes, announced today its breakthrough plug-in Aurora..."


Digital Element Releases WorldBuilder 3.1

Oakland, CA – December 10, 2001. "Digital Element is proud to announce the immediate availability of WorldBuilder 3.1 Standard and Professional..."


Review of WorldBuilder 3.1 at www.3d-worxx.de . Available in English and German.

November, 2001. "I can recommend WorldBuilder without reservation to everyone who wants to get deeper into landscape creation and needs professional results."


Review of WorldBuilder 3.0 at www.CG-Focus.com

October 1st, 2001. "There is no doubt that WorldBuilder is a high-end CG landscape package with a huge list of features and it allows interaction with 3D animation software such as Maya, 3D Studio Max..." Jean-Francois Lepage


Review from Animation Magazine, August 2001, page 67

"For those of us who have, at one time or another, dreamed of improving or perhaps just changing the world to more closely resemble our own vision of perfection, Digital Element offers WorldBuilder 3.0..."


Review of AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0 on www.creative-3d.net

July 6, 2001. "In conclusion: There is little doubt that AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0 Professional is the leader in World Building, terrain generation...."


Digital Element Releases AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3.0

SAN JOSE, CA (March 22, 2001) –" Digital Element’s world-class software engineers have greatly improved what was already one of the best 3D landscape creation and animation packages available today..."


Digital Element Signs Exclusive License to Publish AnimaTek WorldBuilder 3D Landscape Animation Software

OAKLAND, CA (February 11, 2001) -- "Digital Element, an Oakland-based software engineering firm specializing in 3D programming capabilities, announced today..."


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