January 29, 2008

Okino Computer Graphics Celebrates 20 Years of Software Development

Toronto, Canada - Okino Computer Graphics, a provider of 3D data translation technologies and solutions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of product development.
Started on January 28, 1988, Okino's original development remains at the core of all Okino software. Staying true to its original goals and values, the company has evolved its PolyTrans, NuGraf, and related software products into a series of mission and application critical software applications used the world over by tens of thousands of 3D professionals, enterprise companies, movie and television animation production houses, military and government institutions, and others.    
“As founder of Okino and a key software architect of its products, I am very pleased to have seen my company make a major impact on the 3D graphics market over the last 20 years, particularly related to its pioneering efforts in the universal conversion of all major CAD, DCC (animation), and VisSim file formats, and related programs,” says Robert Lansdale, CEO and founder of Okino Computer Graphics Inc. “For those who do not know of Okino, we have always been one of the most approachable, accessible, down to earth, and innovative R&D companies in the 3D graphics market. We have always prided ourselves in placing our customers first, which has always been one of the key reasons for owning and using Okino software. PolyTrans & NuGraf are two of the most widely used and refined 3D conversion + visualization programs on the market, with personal hands-on support not often seen in this day and age. From everyone at Okino, we would genuinely like to thank our user base for 20 years of wonderful cooperation, friendly communication, and continued dedication to the use of our software.”  
Okino has been a primary innovator and provider of 3D data translation software, pioneering the concept of universal, bidirectional, and robust conversion of 3D asset data between all the main CAD, DCC, and VisSim file formats and programs, says a company representative.
Okino’s PolyTrans is said to be the first to provide bidirectional animation conversion among all 3D animation programs and related file formats (3ds Max, Maya, Softimage|3D, Softimage|XSI, Lightwave, DirectX, U3D, Collada, FBX, BVH, VRML2/X3D, XAML-3D and more), the first to bring cost-effective and robust CAD converters to the masses, the first to provide dedicated and native 3D converter systems for Autodesk's 3ds Max and Maya, the first to provide complete scene content conversions with “Load & Render” capabilities, the first to provide accurate, working and guaranteed skinning + skeleton conversions (now amongst 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, Lightwave, DirectX, FBX, U3D, Collada, etc.), the first to provide support for all major 3D file formats in their native forms, and the list goes on. PolyTrans, and its elder NuGraf, have affected the lives and work of a significant number of people and companies in the 3D graphics world, reducing their workload (no need to recreate 3D assets from scratch), allowing companies to keep fewer but more specialized 3D artists on staff (no need to retrain them for another 3D animation package), creating bidirectional 3D pipelines where no such capability existed before, and by having Okino staff provide very personal and hands-on tech support.