The continuing development of Aldeus has been possible with the following partners:

- IBM
- Hewlett Packard
- Discreet
- Matrox
- Modern Uprising Studios
- Panavision/Alga
- Kodak
- Transpalux/Multivolts
- Ex-Machina (TelCiPro Laboratories)
- Kameleon Studio
- Rapin-Corbeau
- Wacker Chemie GmbH
- Stuntmen Skyros, Kalidor et Entourène
- French towns of Provins and Dammarie Les Lys
- Black & Decker
- Polyester 93

Companies or individuals interested in contributing to Aldeus and becoming associated to the project should not hesitate to contact us.


THE BLACK & DECKER CORPORATION
B & D supplied tools for the making of sets, armours and other accessories.

STUNTMEN SKYROS, KALIDOR AND ENTOURENE
Horsemen, animal trainers, fencing masters, and other stuntmen make up 3 companies whose members work with the best (such as BraveHeart's team in England) in France and abroad.

DISCREET
Discreet provides the world's leading integrated digital content creation tools that enable digital artists to create compelling imagery and transform the art and science of visual entertainment. It has provided the Aldeus' team with 3DStudioMAX, Combustion*, and Edit*. 3DSMax™ is the world's best-selling professional 3D modelling, animation and rendering software for creating visual effects within a fully collaborative 3D environment. Combustion* provides all the speed and visual interactivity needed to produce compelling visual effects. Edit* is a real-time, non-linear editing solution which performs compositing, keying and visual effects on the desktop.

EX-MACHINA (TELCIPRO LABORATORIES)
The development and transfer of rushes was made possible with the support of this French company located in Greater Paris.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP provided Kayac workstations on which a first wave of special effects were developed. HP has said that Aldeus is an innovative and ambitious project associating high-level digital technology with French know-how.

IBM
IBM has applauded the choice made by Wide to develop most of the special effects for Aldeus on PC workstations. The company has supplied powerful graphic workstations on which digital compositing and editing is taking place.

KAMELEON STUDIO
This Parisian studio specialises in the realisation of prosthetics, accessories, models, puppets, animatronics and special effects make-ups. Kameleon has been working with film productions for over 10 years, most recently on Besson's "Joan of Arc" and Ganz's "Le Pacte des Loups". Kameleon brings its know-how to the making of Aldeus new armours and accessories as well as several of its fantastic creatures.

KODAK
Kodak granted significant rebates on the purchase of 35 mm film.

MATROX
Matrox is a leader in hardware and software development for digital video on PC who has provided the Aldeus CGI team with the Matrox DigiSuite, a set of high tech cards with open architecture that transform a Windows NT graphic workstation into a real-time non-linear editing platform. The DigiSuite also handles compositing, titling, 3D animation and audio integration, and is designed to work with Discreet's software suite.

MODERN UPRISING STUDIOS
With studios in New York and Orlando and an eye on Europe, Modern Uprising Studios (MUS) is an industry leader in motion capture services. MUS uses a 16 camera real-time Motion Analysis Optical Motion Capture to provide top quality motion capture data to the entertainment community and related industries. A brand-new partner, they are providing motion capture data and services for Aldeus' battle scenes.

THE MUNICIPALITIES OF PROVINS AND DAMARIE LES LYS
Both cities gracefully provided Aldeus with outstanding medieval locations.

PANAVISION / ALGA (Paris)
World leader in film cameras, supplier for many Hollywood blockbusters, PANAVISION, attracted by the innovative side of Aldeus, provided the 35 mm Cinemascope camera with full set of lenses used for the shoot of the trailer film.

POLYESTER 93
This French company distributes resins and associated materials; it provided advice on the manufacturing of armours and supplied products at a low cost.

RAPIN-CORBEAU
This French firm specialises in precision Styrofoam-cutting and resin-coated sculptures and uses processes that reduce production time by as much as 80 % over traditional methods. The polystyrene used for the fortress walls and the polyester coating on Aldeus' new armours were supplied by Rapin-Corbeau.

TRANSPALUX MULTIVOLTS
French leader in the rental of lighting and electric equipment for the cinema, Transpalux / Multivolts generously supplied all light and power equipment.

WACKER CHEMIE GmbH
German company Wacker Chemie, a global technology leader in semiconductors, polymers, and silicones provided the silicone needed for the realisation of the moulds for Aldeus' prototype armours.


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