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Corporate Profile for Engineering Animation, dated March 8, 1996.

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Published date: March 8, 1996


Company name: Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI)


Address: 2625 North Loop Drive
 Ames, IA 50010


Telephone No.: 515/296-9908


Chief Executive
 Officer: Matthew Rizai, president/CEO


Chief Financial
 Officer: Michael Jewell


Investor Relations
 Contact: Jamie Wade
 Business number: 515/296-9908
 Home number:


Public Relations
 Contact: Lana Rushing
 Business number: 515/296-6699
 Home number:


Trading symbol: EAII (NASDAQ)


Industry: Technology




Company description: One of the nation's largest computer animation companies, Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) creates 3D animation products for customers in commercial markets who need realistic, high-quality 3D animation and visualization. With proprietary technology and an extensive library of collateral materials, EAI has earned a reputation for producing high-end animations at a reasonable price within a short time frame. EAI's products include:

Custom animation products: EAI produces and sells custom 3D computer animated movies on videotape, videodisc and CD-ROM to the litigation, biomedical and scientific markets, primarily for use in educating consumers, students, medical professionals and trial juries about complex or technical issues. EAI has created custom computer animation products for use by Abbott Laboratories, Conoco, CNN, Glaxo Wellcome, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, ITT Automotive, John Deere & Company, Johnson & Johnson and Merck, among others.

Interactive software products: EAI authors and sells educational 3D interactive software titles on CD-ROM for both academic and consumer markets. To date, EAI's contracted interactive software titles, the first of which was released in December 1995, are related to health and medical education and derive content from EAI's Virtual Human, a proprietary database of 3D geometric models of the human body. EAI has created interactive software products for Times Mirror, Time Warner, HarperCollins, Elsevier Science, among others.

Animation software tools: EAI develops commercial 3D animation software tools for UNIX-based workstations. These tools include VisLab(R), an integrated visualization solution for engineering design and function analysis. The high-speed rendering and interactivity of VisLab give engineers using CAD/CAE software a complete solution to communicate product development ideas efficiently. VisModel 3D editing software is designed to interactively refine and create 3D polygonal models. VisFly, a high-performance engineering visualization tool, allows interactive real-time viewing of complex CAD designs. EAI's animation software is widely distributed, and customers include 3M, AlliedSignal, Baxter Healthcare, Boeing, Ford Motor Co., Lockheed Martin, Toshiba, Tokyo Broadcasting Corp., and TV-ASAHI.

CONTACT: Engineering Animation Inc.
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