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ZELOS! LAUNCHES 3-D TUTORIAL ON CD-ROM

 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Zelos!, a new San Francisco publisher, has announced the launch of 3-D Tutor, a visually exciting CD- ROM that supplies the tools, techniques and technology to allow personal computer users to become 3-dimensionally literate.
 3-D Tutor puts users in control of important concepts, examples and working demos of the leading 3-D modeling and animation software programs for the Macintosh. The interactive CD-ROM lets users try the programs first, teaching the fundamentals so users know what software to purchase.
 Three-dimensional computer animation is one of the most compelling and affordable tools available to communications professionals today because it can be used to create Hollywood-style special effects. Increasingly, 3-D modeling and animation is being used for advertising, business presentations, architectural models and engineering renderings.
 An important force in the growth of the computer animation market has been the proliferation of personal computers. If a PC user needs a custom typeface, a visual representation of ideas, or a compelling presentation, 3-D modeling and animation offers affordable solutions. Downsizing of computer animation from expensive workstations to the desktop has spurred new life into the $3.8 billion animation industry. Growth of PC-based animation systems increased by 187 percent in 1992 according to The Roncarelli Report, a computer animation industry publication.
 3-D Tutor is the only complete primer for those new to 3-D modeling and animation. The CD-ROM includes a showcase of professional animations, an extensive interactive tutorial covering modeling, rendering, assembly and motion and a "test drive" section allowing use of 18 demo versions of leading applications software packages. The price for this invaluable resource is only $119.95. Registered owners of 3-D Tutor will receive $1,500 in coupons toward the purchase the purchase of the software packages featured in the test drive module.
 3-D Tutor was developed by Ultramedia. Earle E. Lane, president of Ultramedia and chief animator for 3-D Tutor, is a career educator in the area of computers and media. Currently, Lane is employed by the California State University in Hayward, Calif., where he is an instructional computer consultant and associate professor teaching "Instructional Media for Teachers."
 3-D Tutor requires a Macintosh with an available 5MB of RAM to run the products, 8MB of RAM to run the test drive module, System 7.0 or greater and a CD-ROM drive.
 Zelos! was founded in December 1990 by Scott Mize, former Multimedia Content Evangelist of Apple Computer and Geoffrey Workman, who was responsible for innovative marketing and distribution campaigns in music and video industries. The company's chairman and chief executive officer is William L. Dunn, former executive vice president of Dow Jones & Co.
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 /CONTACT: Geoffrey Workman of Zelos!, 415-788-0566/


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