Avid unveiled version 5.2 of Avid Deko 3000, an on-air graphics package that supports the industry-standard FBX and Collada formats. This enables customers to easily import and playback a broader range of 3-D models and animations from leading applications, such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Softimage 7.5 and MAXON CINEMA 4D.
With Deko version 5.2, users import models from 3-D creation systems into Deko and combine the models with live and editable text and image layers, which automatically map to the replaceable textures from the original. The model maintains specialized 3-D treatments for geometry, lighting and animation, and plays out as expected in the Deko environment. Next, Power Clips are mapped to 3-D models, enabling high-end visual effects like animating logos or headshots on the 3-D model, without the need for third-party support to get them on the air.