has announced that its CyberX-3D technology has gone gold and is compatible with Mac OS X. The Web-based software converts a two-dimensional facial image into a 3D model — it’s targeted at gamers that want to put themselves in the action.
CyberExtruder CEO Larry Gardner said that his company is pleased to make CyberX-3D available for the Mac. “The Mac’s phenomenal graphics capabilities add tremendous value and excitement to Internet games, and Mac OS X really showcases our unique technology,” said Gardner.
Users submit a single digitized photo of their face via the Web-based software, and the CyberX-3D technology analyzes the image. The totally automated software determines distinct facial features, and then creates a 3D model of the user’s face. The software then produces a skin which users then pay for — a one time fee of about $15 — and download, then apply to leading games, including Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament and The Sims. Users can also preview up to six images for free and download a free screensaver of their face in 3D.
In addition to games, CyberExtruder is working to apply the technology to instant message and chat services, as well as e-commerce applications.