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CyberToys, Inc.: Company Profile


CyberToys was formed in 1992 to explore the world of software technology for opportunities that would allow us to apply our vision and creative talents in software design. To accomplish this, we continue to assemble a group of highly motivated, focused individuals and complementary strategic partners. We maintain a philosophy in which our broad technology interests and design sensibilities do not limit the type of software that we create to any particular model, market, or type. Of equal interest to us, pure technology, geometry, and media-based products give us the opportunity to fulfill our essential mission - to produce cutting edge products that push to the limit the relationship between interface, technology, and content.


Key Personnel:

Ray C. Freeman III, President: As technical lead and product designer for CyberToys, Ray is responsible for our product development effort, including the development of proprietary CyberToys technologies. Mr. Freeman has been a consultant, independent product developer, and product provider to Generic Software (and later Autodesk) since 1985, when he wrote the first manual for Generic CADD 1.0. He also wrote the documentation for versions 2.0, 3.0, and Level 3, as well as the Customization Guide for version 6.0. During this period Mr. Freeman published several Generic CADD add-ons, including The Third Dimension, a perspective-generating program, and a Diagnostic utility for Generic CADD drawing files. Several of these utilities were licensed by Generic Software for inclusion in the Generic Utilities. He helped design Generic 3D, and wrote the documentation for versions 1.0 and 1.1. As a programmer, he wrote the interface for Autodesk 3D Concepts (a Windows version of Generic 3D) and a prototype interface for an unpublished Windows version of Generic CADD. In 1994, he wrote a prototype LEGO program for display at LEGO/Dacta’s exhibit at EPCOT Center’s INNOVENTIONS area, and went to Florida to do installation and training of the Disney staff on use of the prototype software. This project was sponsored by Autodesk, Inc. In 1991, Mr. Freeman licensed a software product, 3D PLAN, to Autodesk as part of the Home Series. This product was updated to version 2.0 in 1993 and made an integral part of each product in the series. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has taught at the Harvard GSD Career Discovery Program, the Boston Architectural Center, and the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. He has been a guest critic or lectured at Cornell University, the University of Washington, and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

e-mail: rayiii@workshop3d.com

R. Dennis Walker: Mr. Walker is responsible for the day to day operations of CyberToys, as well as to the development of product prospects and opportunities, and participates in contract negotiations and other business matters. In a production capacity, Mr. Walker is involved with database development and content data tracking. Mr. Walker’s background includes 16 years in the data communications industry, where he was involved in technical, sales, and management roles.

email: rdennis@workshop3d.com

Michael Thomas: Mr. Thomas is responsible for art direction and visual continuity, and participates in product concept development. In print and collateral design, Mr. Thomas designs and produces product support and marketing materials. He has developed the prototype user manual for Design Explorer, as well as point-of-use print materials for the EPCOT LEGO/Dacta project, and was the art director on our White House CD-ROM project. A communications professional since 1980, his work has received numerous regional and national awards and has been recognized in Graphis Poster, Lurzer’s Archive, and Creativity.

Peter Acker: Mr. Acker is responsible for the internal development of our technologies which rely heavily on mathematics and geometry, such as the rendering engine for our LEGO project and the unusual database structure behind The CyberToy. Mr. Acker was one of the original programmers for Generic Software, and the head programmer for Generic 3D. He was also one of the founders of Numera Software, makers of Visual CADD, now licensed to IMSI.

email: peterack@halcyon.com

John Sullivan: Mr. Sullivan is responsible for interface and systems programming. He developed the Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Macintosh interfaces for our LEGO projects.

Recent Projects:

Recent CyberToys projects include a multi-media CD-ROM tour of the White House called The White House is Our House, using Apple QTVR technology (interactive panoramic photographs), an interactive LEGO program for LEGO dacta, and a design program for schools for Autodesk, Inc.

CyberToys is a registered trademark of CyberToys, Inc.

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