The companies will co-develop workflow and analysis tools that can be accessed directly from 3ds max, allowing artists to send files using the NXN alienbrain internal messaging system, assign a status to files and sign-off on completed files, locking them from further changes. A file analysis tool will be added later in the year.
To promote the NXN/Discreet integration, the Discreet reseller network and NXN's direct sales force will offer a bundle of the two technologies in North America. The Discreet and NXN bundle is expected to be available to artists in early September 2003.
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