Aguru sees in 3-D with USC


SAN DIEGO -- The University of Southern California"s Institute for Creative Technologies is licensing its Light Stage and Linear Light Source developments to Aguru Images, which is using the technology to develop new product for creating 3-D computer-generated imagery.

Sony Pictures Imageworks used Light Stage technology as part of the process of creating digital actors in "Superman Returns," "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3." Light Stage -- whose development was led by USC ICT's Paul Debevec -- captures and simulates how people and objects appear under real-world illumination.

Aguru expects to ship product in September.