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NaturalPoint Announces Breakthrough Motion Capture Package For Under $5,000

Corvallis, Oregon—August 6, 2007—With the release of the ARENA Optical Motion Capture package, both consumers and professionals alike have access to technology used by movie studios and game developers. At only $5,000, ARENA opens the possibilities of motion capture to everyone.

ARENA, a comprehensive motion capture package, is the foundation of everything you need to setup your own full body optical motion capture studio. Six high-speed, smart cameras capture natural human movement with optical precision and a standard USB interface allows for processing on a laptop computer – portability that is unprecedented. The intuitive and easy to use ARENA software is designed to allow a single person to both be the actor and run the capture session at the same time; another industry first.

NaturalPoint President Jim Richardson remarks, "We are very excited to see what our customers will create. The possibilities are endless. With ARENA and todayís rendering tools, a single actor can become every character and create realistic animations that were only possible in a studio before."

With a breakthrough price point of $5,000, compared to over $30,000 for existing systems, ARENA is ideal for consumers as well as game developers and movie producers. Users can preview their ideas without traveling to a separate facility or paying daily rental fees, which often exceed the cost of a complete ARENA system. ARENA can be configured with up to 12 cameras, and capture volumes up to 20 square feet.

By taking the cost and complexity out of motion capture, NaturalPoint has opened the door to new creative opportunities that can now come out of the garage as well as the studio. ARENA will be exhibited at SIGGRAPH in San Diego, August 7-9. NaturalPoint invites you to see live demonstrations at booth #1621.

About NaturalPoint

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, NaturalPoint® is the creator and manufacturer of the TrackIR™, OptiTrack™, and SmartNAV™ product lines. NaturalPoint specializes in providing innovative control solutions through optical tracking technology, and has developed tracking systems for computers, video games, military simulators, and unique display systems.

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