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FORUM8 purchase Japanese 3DCG company Shade3D

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3D VR Simulation specialists FORUM8 says it is delighted announce the acquisition of the Japanese 3D graphics software company Shade3D Co Ltd.

Shade3D Co Ltd was formed in 2013 and their flagship product ‘Shade 3D’ is a general purpose 3D modelling, animation, rendering and 3D printing graphics software. It has been marketed and developed in Japan since 1986 making it one of the market-leading and most established 3D applications for Mac and Windows platforms with over 500,000 license sales and currently 110,000 registered users.

Mr Ito the FORUM8 President commented, “Our aim for further expansion of our 3D VR business is highlighted by our acquisition of Shade3D, and their 3DCG software “Shade3D” series. Based on the success of our overseas sales of 3DVR simulation software VR Design Studio (UC-win / Road), coupled with the large number of Shade 3D users, we will further strengthen our international reputation as one of the leading specialists in this industry. We will continue to develop 3DVR software technologies and further develop our 3DVR business into numerous industrial fields with innovative new functions, ideas and systems.”

FORUM8 says its Drive Simulators are used widely for human factors research, vehicle development and research, driver training and many other aspects of road safety research and training and that driving simulators range from basic desk-top units (VR-Drive), to multi-million dollar hexapod systems, with up to 8 degrees of freedom. In addition, FORUM8 can supply other hardware systems including both rail and ship simulators.


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