Adobe has agreed to license Metastream technology in a deal with MetaCreations, which also sees the incorporation of Canoma into the Adobe product family.
Canoma, MetaCreations' product for creating 3D models from photographs for output to the Web, will now be owned, sold and developed by Adobe.
Adobe plans to support the Metastream format (MTS) across its tools including Photoshop, GoLive, Illustrator, LiveMotion, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects.
Metastream (a subsidiary of MetaCreations) also announced the licensing of its 3D streaming technology by various other big players. Nike, iPIX and AOL have now adopted the format along with Adobe.
The announcements came as Metastream launched MTS 3 – the next generation of its 3D streaming format for ecommerce. The latest version sees improved 3D image handling with more accurate colours, textures and rendering, along with integration with other media types such as vector graphics, object movies and iPIX panoramas
MetaCreations announced at the end of last year that it was divesting its graphics business to concentrate on its Metastream technology. As yet no announcments have been made concerning a buyer for its graphic applications, which include Painter, Poser and KPT.