mental images Introduces RealityServer AppLab for Easy Setup and Sharing of 3D Content on the Web

mental images Introduces RealityServer AppLab for Easy Setup and Sharing of 3D Content on the Web

AppLab allows users to easily install RealityServer, quickly test drive their own content and learn how to develop 3D Web services

SAN FRANCISCO and BERLIN; February 3, 2010: mental images, a global leader in rendering software and visualization tools, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NVIDIA Corporation, today unveiled the RealityServer® AppLab™ toolset at the Imagina conference in Monaco. RealityServer AppLab allows users to upload 3D content within seconds, and to visualize, share and interact with it on any Internet connected device.

The graphical user interface, accessible through a standard web browser, is specifically designed to assist new as well as experienced users with the evaluation of the RealityServer web application service platform. An integrated documentation center guides developers through interactive tutorials and examples, showing them how to create compelling 3D web services that fit their needs.

“Here at Bertrandt, where we provide product development solutions for automotive and aerospace industries worldwide, AppLab easily introduces RealityServer’s technology to first time users and non-developers. It enables us to quickly achieve tasks that would have required plenty of manual work and a lot of training before,” said Christoph Martin of the 3D visualization team at Bertrandt. “AppLab is simple and intuitive and we have found that its integration of the documentation center is excellent. The ability to quickly integrate RealityServer content into web sites via Embedded Codes is also an outstanding feature.”

In addition to the complete feature set of RealityServer AppLab adds an easy to use management system and off-the-shelf viewing tools. Four key functions are provided by AppLab, all of which are easily found on the home screen of the interface:

  • Configuration interface allows users to control operational settings of their RealityServer installation and restart the server as required
  • Documentation, along with interactive tutorials and examples, is provided via the new Document Center system which unifies all RealityServer documentation in one easy-to-navigate location
  • Content Management allows users to upload their 3D assets to RealityServer and automatically insert them into a viewing application which can be shared with other users over the Internet
  • AppLab also continually monitors the status of the server

The RealityServer AppLab toolset can be either deployed on a local server or in the Cloud.

“At mental images we continue to find ways to enhance the user experience,” said Paul Arden, Product Manager, RealityServer, mental images “RealityServer AppLab was designed to help users manage their RealityServer installation entirely through a web interface, making it easier and quicker for them to work remotely.”

The RealityServer web application service platform is enabling a new category of web applications to interact with highly complex 3D models, in life-like quality, on any web-enabled device. RealityServer maintains and processes its data remotely in the Cloud, allowing it to flexibly scale to meet application needs while enabling remote collaboration when desired. Since data itself never leaves the server, intellectual property remains secure and critical design decisions can be made anytime, anywhere. RealityServer includes the new GPU-accelerated rendering technology iray® rendering solution which takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA™ parallel processing architecture, allowing for incredibly fast rendering speed while maintaining the highest quality finalā€frame output.

A demo of RealityServer AppLab will be available at the NVIDIA Booth A19-A24 during the Imagina Conference.

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A free download of RealityServer AppLab, together with the free RealityServer Developer Edition is available at:">

The RealityServer Developer Edition comes with a license for development and testing of RealityServer applications as well as for the non-commercial deployment of such applications.

About mental images:
mental images, founded in 1986, is the recognized international leader in providing component and platform software for the creation, manipulation and visualization of 3D content. Its world leading rendering and other technologies are used by the entertainment, computer-aided design, architecture, scientific visualization, and other industries that require sophisticated images primarily as part of their software products and application services. mental images is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NVIDIA Corporation with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, a subsidiary in the United States, mental images, Inc., and a subsidiary in Melbourne, Australia, mental images Pty. mental images has a multinational staff of top qualified engineers exclusively dedicated to basic research and development in the area of 3D graphics and 3D Web Applications and Services technologies. For more information, visit">


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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, and capabilities of RealityServer software platform AppLab, iray technology and NVIDIA CUDA architecture are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended October 25, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA and mental images disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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