According to a recent MetaCreations

press release, the company plans to divest itself of its 2D and 3D graphics

software, in order to pursue its e-commerce technology, "MetaStream."

This is woeful news to many of us who have used some of the software MetaCreations

has both created and acquired, such as KPT, Bryce, Painter, Ray Dream Studio,

Poser, Infini-D, etc. There is no mention of what will become of the product

line.

Apparently, MetaCreations "no longer sees the professional graphics business

as offering growth as compared to its e-commerce visualization opportunities."

Read the press

release.