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3D Lottery Game Brings 3D Animation to Fast-Action Horse Racing

25 November 1997

AMES, Iowa -- Engineering Animation, Inc. announced that TeleCom Productions and Scientific Games International selected EAI to produce the Daily Race Game(TM), an exciting television lottery game. This high-tech complement to traditional lottery play unites EAI's 3D visualization technology with the fast-action of horse racing and the proven popularity of a simple "pick your numbers " format. The Daily Race Game(TM) will be available to lotteries in early 1998.

"EAI's 3D animations create a rousing multimedia experience by melding scientific realism with colorful 3D graphics," said Budd Libby, president of TeleCom Productions. "EAI is producing a game that has the potential to generate excitement among current lottery players and attract new customers, including younger adults who are naturally attracted to sophisticated 3D animation and graphics."

More Than Once Around the Track

EAI produced thousands of minutes of animation for the Daily Race Game(TM). These stunning 3D races are strategically recombined to illustrate the numerous permutations generated by the 12 horses featured in the game. The nearly two million frames of 3D animation bring to life the gait, gallop and stride of these horses as they would appear during an actual race.

"EAI's animators studied scientific drawings, collaborated with in-house mechanical engineers and spent time researching at various horse tracks -- all of which added to the realism and aesthetic quality of the game," said Howard Roath, U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for Scientific Games International. "EAI's richly detailed 3D animation captures the exhilaration and pounding excitement of horse racing in a product that will have significant appeal for lottery players."

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