MetaCreations is to dump its entire range of graphics tools – including Painter, Carrera, Bryce and Poser. The move follows an earlier MetaCreations announcement that it would divest itself of some of its graphics portfolio and reorganize itself to offer online ecommerce technology.
The announcement was made as part of its quarterly financial report that saw the company post a forth quarter loss of £25 million. The company is to concentrate purely on its MetaStream technology that offers ecommerce-based 3D viewing of products for online stores. Buyers for the dumped software products have yet to be announced.
The announcement said: "As previously announced, this net loss is substantially the result of the Company's decision to focus exclusively on its industry-leading, patented e-commerce visualization solution, MetaStream, and to correspondingly divest itself of all its prepackaged graphics software products."