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Animation and Paint systems for the MacIvory - Press Release
Contact: Don Miskowich
Symbolics Graphics Division
(617) 221-1021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYMBOLICS ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL ANIMATION AND PAINT
SYSTEM FOR MACINTOSH
LOS ANGELES, July 27 -- Symbolics Graphics Division has announced
the availability of the MacIvory Animation and Paint system based on the
Apple Macintosh II and IIx workstations, making Symbolics' high-end graphics
capabilities available on an industry standard platform for the first time.
The MacIvory Animation and Paint System, which includes Symbolics
MacIvory coprocessor board and proven 2D and 3D software, will be displayed
at Siggraph '89, July 31 - August 4 in Boston. The new Macintosh-based system
delivers the full power of Symbolics graphics applications at less than
one-half the cost of earlier systems.
"Now, broadcast-quality graphics 2D and 3D animation production
is available in a desk top video system for the first time," said
Don Miskowich, marketing manager of Symbolics Graphics Division.
The MacIvory system provides all the features of the Macintosh
computer and allows users access to popular Macintosh applications.
Miskowich added, "Symbolics Graphics Division products have
consistently provided state of-the-art 2D and 3D animation and paint
capabilities, which have found wide application and acceptance in TV
and motion picture production and corporate environments. With the
MacIvory this professional-grade graphics capability is now available
on a lower cost platform which makes it accessible to broader corporate
Typical applications will be in industrial design, corporate
presentation, marketing, engineering and scientific visualization,
training, architecture and medical illustration."
Richard Karash, vice president, marketing for Symbolics, Inc. said,
"With MacIvory we can give many more users access to integrated
object-oriented development tools and applications. In use by more
than 5,500 customers world wide, Symbolics systems provide what is
considered the richest and most comprehensive software development
environment in the industry."
The standard MacIvory Animation and Paint System includes Symbolics
Genera operating system and graphics software, Symbolics MacIvory add-in
board, Macintosh II with five megabytes of motherboard memory, 16- megabytles
of NuBus memory, Apple mouse and extended keyboard, a 19-inch monochrome monitor,
a 320-megabyte (formatted) SCSI disk drive, and a 32-bit NuVista frame buffer/frame
grabber. The system is NTSC and PAL compatible.
A wide range of software and hardware options are available including
customized upgrade packages for users with installed Macintosh systems.
The MacIvory system supports applications written in Symbolics Common Lisp,
Symbolics C, Symbolics FORTRAN, and Symbolics Pascal. The Symbolics graphics
software supported includes COLOR, S-DYNAMICS, S-GEOMETRY, S-RENDER and S-PAINT
for 2D and 3D animation.
Symbolics will provide service and support for the MacIvory hardware and
software as part of the Apple value-added reseller agreement.
The MacIvory graphics system starts at $49,500 for a paint workstation
and goes up to $75,900 for a full 2D/3D paint and animation system.
Symbolics, Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and with operations
in Chatsworth, Calif., is the leading provider of symbolic processing systems used
for the development and delivery of expert systems, computer aided software
engineering (CASE), computer aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) and advanced
image generation and processing.
For further information, contact Symbolics Graphics Division,
1401 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024, or call (213) 478-0681.
Symbolics, Symbolics Common Lisp, S-DYNAMICS, S-GEOMETRY, S-RENDER,
S-PAINT and Genera are registered trademarks and MacIvory, Symbolics C,
Symbolics FORTRAN and Symbolics Pascal are trademarks of Symbolics, Inc.
and Symbolics Graphics Division.
Apple is a registered trademark and Macintosh is a trademark of
Apple Computer, Inc.