Short History
1979-1980 | 1981-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1996-2000 | 2001-2002

1979

  • Established as a graphic design Studio
  • Packaging and advertizing design for health food companies.

1980

  • Public relation magazine for Overseas/ Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • 16mm technical presentation video/Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Traditional Anination, Slide and video productions

1981

  • Started Computer Graphics using 8-bit PC OKI if 800.
  • First visit to ACM Siggraph'81, Dallas.

1982

  • Started Computer Graphics Production Servise using "PDP11 + AED512"
  • First CG animation for TV "Can you survive?" / TV Asahi
  • Siggraph'82, Boston; Presentation at the Film Video Show "Experimental Work 1982"

1983

  • Siggraph'83, Detroit; Presentation at the Art Show "Computer Designed Kimono "
  • 3D Graphic Display "Seillac-3" Demo at the Siggraph Exhibition
  • First TV title using Cray-1 " TV Scoop " / TV Asahi
  • CG Animation using E&S " Ancient Tomb Excavation "/ NHK

1984

  • Siggraph'84, Minneapolis
  • System development for High-Resolution Film Recording System using QCR and PDP11
  • Started PC-based 24-Bit Computer Graphic System Development

1985

  • TV Title " News Station " / TV Asahi
  • CG Animation "Crash" / NHK
  • Siggraph'85, San Fransisco; Presentation at the Art Show "Computer Designed China Plate" and " Repeated Hyperbolic Pattern"

1986

  • Siggraph'86 Exhibition, Dallas; "24-Bit Frame Buffer FBX24std for PC"
  • Started application software development for FBX24
  • Paint Program"GIOTTO" released
  • Ray Tracing "EMA"released
  • Nicograph'86 Exhibition "FBX24 Graphic System"

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1987

  • Siggraph'87 Exhibition, Anaheim; " MPX-1 Multi-Processing Sub-System using 68020 for Ray Tracing "
  • Parigraph'87 Exhibition, Paris; "FBX24 Graphic System"
  • Taiwan Trade Center Seminar; "Computer Graphics in Future"/ Foursome Computer Technology, Inc., Taipei
  • Taiwan CAD Show; "FBX24 Graphic System"/ Foursome Computer Technology, Inc., Taipei
  • Nicograph'87 Exhibition; "IPIX24 Portable Image Capture", "LaserFile Image Filing System "

1988

  • Private Show, Taipei; "FBX24/AT True Color Adapter for PC/AT"/ Foursome Computer Technology, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
  • DRAM Worldwide Crisis; 256K DRAM shortage in the market worldwide.
  • Siggraph'88 Exhibition, Atlanta; "FBX24/AT", "FBX24VF"
  • Nicograph'88 Exhibition; "FBX24 System", "LaserFileII Image Filing System"

1989

  • Established Texnai International Inc.
  • OEM from Sharp "A4 Scanner TX200" for overseas market as a peripheral of FBX24
  • OEM from Colombia "Multisync Monitor TD1426" for overseas market as a peripheral of FBX24
  • Started Connectivity Software Development for Digital Color Copier Canon CLC500
  • Siggraph'89 Exhibition, Boston; "FBX_Studio using Canon CLC500", "LaserFileII"
  • Image Database System Development for Photo Unit of Canadian Defense
  • Nicograph'89 Exhibition "FBX32/SUN 2Kx2Kx32-bit Frame Buffer for VME Bus "

1990

  • Started Macintosh-based Color Copier/Printer Control Program
  • Cebit Exhibition'90, Hanover; "FBX_Studio"/ Foursome Computer Technology, Inc., Hamburg, W.Germany
  • Electronic & Software Show, Seoul "FBX_Studio"
  • Siggraph'90 Exhibition, Dallas; "Canon CLC500 Control Program for MacintoshII CLC_Master", "FBX_Studio", "FBX32/SUN", "AutoMovie"
  • Nicograph'90 Exhibition "CLC_Master ", "FBX_Studio", "FBX32/HD"
  • Started Yokohama Textile Design Macintosh-based Detabase System Development
  • PC-based Image Database System Development for Samsung Museam/laserTeck, Inc., Seoul, Korea

1991

  • Electro-Design Shop "Texnai Shop" opened
  • NCGA'91 Exhibition, Chicago; "Fujix Pictrography 2000"
  • Siggraph'91 Exhibition, Las Vegas; "Fujix Pictrography 2000"
  • Pictrography 2000 Control Program "Pictro_Master" released
  • Print'91 Exhibition, Chicago; "Fujix Pictrography 2000"
  • Texnai Private Show at Tobu Hotel, Shibuya; "Pictrography Solution"
  • Seybold'91, San Jose; "Pictrography 2000"
  • Mapping Center Open House, Denver; "Pictrography 2000 with Pictro_Master"
  • Nicograph'91 Exhibition; "CLC_Master", "Jet_Master", "Pictro_Master"
  • Image Database System for Yokohama City

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1992

  • Digital'92 Exhibition, San Fransisco "Digital Photographic System using Fujix Pictrography 2000 and DS-100"
  • Fuji Xerox Dye-sub Printer SC-60 Control Program SC_Master released
  • Canon Color Bubble Jet Copier CJ-10 Control Program BJ_Master Jr.(GPIB) released
  • Siggraph'92 Exhibition, Chicago " Fuji Xerox SC-60 and SC_Master ", Canon CJ-10 and BJ_Master Jr. ", " LaserFileIII/Mac ", " Color Look-up Table Enhanced Frame Buffer FBX24+ "
  • Image Database System Development for Korean Government
  • NKK Dye-sub Printer TD-7120 control Program CD_Master released
  • Nicograph'92 Exhibition " Color Look-up Table Enhanced Frame Buffer FBX24+" , " Master series for Fujix Pictrography 2000/2500, Canon BJ-A1, CLC500, CJ-10, Fuji Xerox SC-60 "

1993

  • Co-development with Horaisha Sign Maker for the HandBig Art Project
  • Fujix Pictrography 3000 Control Program "Pictro_Master 3000 GPIB Version" released
  • Fuji Xerox Digital Color Copier Acolor Control Program "Acolor_Master" released
  • MacWorld Expo'93, Tokyo "Acolor_Master", "Pictro_Master 3000", "CD_Master ","BJ_Master Jr. SCSI Version"
  • BJ_Master Jr.SCSI Version released
  • Pictro_Master 3000 SCSI Version released
  • Co-development with Horaisha for the HandBig Studio Project

1994

  • ICONOTECH Image Database Project for University of Tokyo, University Museam
  • Page'94 Exhibition, Tokyo."Quintar Q-Script2000"
  • Siggraph'94, Florida. "LaserFileIII/MAC"
  • First trip to Mayan ruins, Yucatan
  • Co-development with Horaisha and CCA for the Hyper HandBig Project

1995

  • Rockey Mountain Project
  • Textile'95, Yokohama, "LaserFileIII"
  • Second trip to Maya ruins, Belize and Guatemala Peten district
  • CD-ROM Title "Maya Temples and their Stone Mosaics"Vol.1 published
  • MacWorld Expo'95, Tokyo. "LaserFileIII", "Maya Temples CD-ROM"
  • 3-D Archeology Project, University of Tokyo, University Museum
  • Digital Museum Project, University of Tokyo, University Museum
  • PC98 Expo'95, Makuhari, Tokyo."Maya Temples CD-ROM" & "History of Taiwan Arts" created by Foursome.

1996

  • Jan: Started to develop QTVR object movie creation system "AutoQTVR".
  • Feb: MacWorld Expo'96, Makuhari Messe / "1 axis AutoQTVR proto-type", "LaserFileIV/MAC"ACD-ROM title "Mayan Temples and their Stone Mosaic"
  • Mar: "BJ_MasterPro" launched
  • Apr: "QTVR Software Tool Kit launched
  • Apr: Started to develop "2-Axis AutoQTVR"
  • Jun: 2-Axis AutoQTVR, test shooting at Idojiri Archeological Museum and shot 50 Jomon potteries successfully
  • Jun: Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'97, Tokyo Big Site /"2-Axis AutoQTVR", CD-ROM"Idojiri's Jomon Potteries"

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1997

  • Feb: MacWorld Expo'97, Makuhari Messe /"Auto QTVR"
  • Apr: Japan Cultural Heritage Database, the 1st year project started using QTVR Object Movies under the supporting program organized by the Ministry of Education, Japan.
    QTVR Object shooting at
    Yamanashi Archeological Museum
    Tokyo University Museum
    Chukyo University
  • Aug: The 1st PhotoVR shooting excursion in Mongolian step/Ulaanbaatar-Burd-Bayahongol-Altai Gobi-South Gobi-Mandara Gobi
  • Sep: "Cave arts of prehistoric humanity" nominated for Multimedia Contents Creation Supporting Program organized by the Ministry of International Trades & Industries, Japan and its agency IPA and MMCA.
  • Sep: Congress of Japanese Culture, Santander, Spain/wPhotoVR Iconoteque Projectx
  • Sep: Test shooting of SphericalVR at Chufin Cave, Covalanas Cave, Santian Cave, cantabria, Spain
  • Oct: QTVR Object shooting at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, for the special exhibition "The Great Mongolia" scheduled to be held in July, 1998
  • Nov: Folklore material database project started in Houhoku-cho, Yamaguchi, by using QTVR Object movies under the supporting program organized by the Ministry of Education, Japan.
  • Oct: AutoQTVR system installed at the Folklore Museum of Houhoku-cho.
  • Dec: Co-development agreed between the Department of Historical Science, the Univ. of Cantabria, for creating PhotoVR database "Paleolithic Arts in Cantabrian Regions"/ Santander
  • Dec: Introduction of PhotoVRdatabase project at Ministry of Education and Cultures in each province such as Cantabria, Asturias, Viscaya.
  • Dec: PhotoVR shooting meeting /Sevilla

1998

  • Feb: The second AutoQTVR system installed at the Folklore Museum of Houhoku-cho
  • Feb: The 2nd PhotoVR shooting excursion in Mongolian step/150 km southern steps from Ulaanbaatar
  • Mar: The 1st PhotoVR shooting in Paleolithic Caves and Archeological Museums of North Spain
  • Mar: International Congress of the Comuter Applications for Archeology, Barcelona / "PhotoVR Iconoteque Project for Paleolithic Arts in Cantabrian Regions" by Takeo Fukazawa & Roberto Cacho Toca.
  • April: The 2nd PhotoVR shooting in Paleolithic Caves and Archeological Museums of North Spain
  • May: Japan Cultural Heritage Database, the 2nd year project started using QTVR Object Movies under the supporting program organized by the Ministry of Education, Japan.
    QTVR Object shooting at Yamanashi Archeological Museum, Kofu; Keio University Museum, Tokyo; Kanagawa Historical Museum, Yokohama
  • Jun: Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'98, tokyo Big Site / Report on "Paleolithic Arts in North Spain"
  • Jul: The 2nd PhotoVR shooting in Paleolithic Caves and Archeological Museums of North Spain
  • Jul: Special exhibition "The Great Mongolia" started at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • Jul: CD-ROM " The Great World of Mongolia" published
  • Oct: International Multimedia Festival, Santander, Spain /PhotoVR Database "Paleolithic Arts in North Spain"
  • Dec: Nicograph & Multimedia Show '98, Makuhari Messe/"Paleolithic Arts in North Spain" presentation

1999

  • Feb: Multimedia Contents Festival Osaka '99/ "Paleolithic Arts in North Spain"
  • Feb: MacWorld Expo'99, Makuhari Messe / "Paleolithic Arts in North Spain"AAutoQTVR mini using FireWire data transfer.
  • Jun: Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'99, Tokyo Big Site / AutoQTVR and Character Agent
  • May: 1st Pompeii PhotoVR Shooting / University of Tokyo COE
  • Dec: Presentation of Paleolithic Arts Database inviting Pro.Cesar Gonzalez Sainz and Roberto Cacho Toca to Japan
    University of Tokyo, Kansai University in Osaka, International Japan Research Center in Kyoto, National Ethnology Museum in Osaka.

2000

  • Feb:Presentation at the International Conference on Paleolithic Arts in Musee de l'homme, Paris
  • May:2nd Pompeii shooting / University of Tokyo COE
  • Jun: Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'2000, Tokyo Big Site / AutoQTVR and Character Agent
  • Jul: Invited to 2nd Culture Exchange Forum in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Aug: Started co-developing Medical Database "ShotFiles ME" with Pionner
  • Oct:3th Pompeii shooting / University of Tokyo COE
  • Oct:Visit to Santander/Altamira, Chufin, Covalanas, etc.
  • Dec:Started developing AutoQTVR Digital Camera Version.

2001

  • Jan: QTVR shooting project for IMI by using High Resolution Digital Camera. Unitil September.
  • Mar:Visit to Mongolian Science Academy to make a hearing on the ODA appication.
  • Mar:Visit to Shanghai
  • May:4th Pompeii shooting / University of Tokyo COE
  • Jun:Visit to Santander(La Garma Cave), Spain
  • Jun:Shooting Ostia, Villa Adoriana, Italy
  • Jul:Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'2001, Tokyo Big Site/AutoQTVR High Resolution Digital Camera Version.
  • Jul:Invited to the Openning Ceremony of the New Altamira Museum, Spain
  • Aug:Multimedia Exhibit at Pompeii Exhibition, Edohaku Museum/Asahi Newspaper Co.
  • Oct:5th Pompeii shooting / University of Tokyo COE

2002

  • Feb:Digital contents for educational use "The world of atoms and moleculars"/JST,Microsoft
  • Apr: Pioneer Image Filing System "ShotFiles ME" released
  • Jun: Presentation of "The world of atoms and moleculars" at JST Symposium of digital contents for educational use, Science Museum of Future.
  • Jun: Stereo-QTVR shotting at Idojiri Archeological Museum
  • Jul: Multimedia Exhibit at Idojiri Archeological Museum "Tounai's Jomon Potteries"
  • Jul: Industrial VR Exhibition IVR'2002 Exhibition; "Stereoscopic QTVR" by using Arisawa microPol 3D LCD.
  • Jul: CD-ROM "Tounai's 24 Jomon Potteries" released
  • Sep:Stereoscopic QTVR shooting of Budda statues at Kanazawabunko Museum, Kanazawabunko, Kanagawa/Kamakura Daibutsuden, Koutokuin Temple, Kamakura
  • Oct:Exhibited Stereoscopic QTVR by the microPol 3D LCD in Shanghai/Arisawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Oct:Invited to the 750-year anniversary ceremony of Kamakura Daibutsu (Big Budda).
  • Nov:PhotoVR presentaion in Taiwan/ Axis3D, Inc., Taipei; National Museum of natural Science, Taichung, Academica Sinica, Taipei, National Palacr Museum, Taipei.
  • Nov:All Japan museum symposium exhibition; "Stereoscopic 3D LCD" co-exhibited with Arisawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
1979-1980 | 1981-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1996-2000 | 2001-2002


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