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A history for breaking new ground:

Over the years we have been called on to provide our expert opinion.  For example, when ABC News prepared to present its 40th anniversary story on the JFK assassination, we verified  for ABC the authenticity of the forensic animation created for the program prior to its airing.

Today we continue to expand into different practice areas in complex litigation in the United States and abroad.  Our technical team is constantly developing new applications provide greater realism and flexibility in court.


Z-Axis developed an elaborate 3D computer model of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig for use in a variety of trial exhibits. New details were constantly added as the model evolved to support more witnesses. An interactive display tool developed by Z-Axis made this model, and other animations, a valuable tool for case preparation and courtroom presentation.
Oil Spill by the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, 2013


Designed and created a 3D model of all the major structural and architectural components that could be viewed to show weekly progress through to the finished project. The 3D model viewer  could also simultaneously  show the 3D model from 36 different camera views.
Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. Dormitory Authority – State of NY, et al, 2010


Designed and built physical models of giant magnetoresistive (GMR) read heads for computer disc drives to augment the animated tutorials for Seagate in this patent case.
Siemens v. Seagate Technologies, 2008



Provided strategic consulting, graphic production and on-site graphic and trial support for this Multidistrict Litigation involving more than 1,100 products liability cases against Pfizer. The exhibits were designed to be repurposed so they could be used as the litigation progressed.
Bextra/Celebrex Multidistric Litigation, 2006


Provided strategic consulting services to develop presentations for all major expert witnesses, produced presentations for the opening statements, three interim summations, three interim summations and closing arguments. Visual exhibits were created for both the written testimony and the live testimony. These exhibits included animations, interactive animations, interactive timelines, large-scale exhibit boards, small-scale printed exhibits, electronic graphics and illustrations.
U.S. Department of Justice v. Phillip Morris et al., 2005


Developed innovative animations through technology which was unique  to both the legal industry and the engineering field, in order to recreate and re-enact the events of 9-11-01 at the World Trade Center, for WTC insurance litigation
Silverstein Properties v. Swiss Reinsurance et al., 2004


Created interactive tutorials to illustrating interactivity on the web, using web-development software to illustrate how a browser works, which established a new method for producing animations today
Eolas v. Microsoft, late 1990s


Touch screen presentation system; two dozen animations;  video and150 exhibit boards; to illustrate health impact of smoking
Minnesota and Blue Cross, Blue Shield v. The Tobacco Industry, 1998









Invisible technology for visual problem solving in the courtroom with touch-screen presentation system – VuPoint ™– powerful organizational system used as method for organizing and presenting exhibits, documents through multi-media
US v. Timothy McVeigh, 1997


Touch screen technology and laser disc used together to present all evidence
Honeywell v. Minolta, 1992



Interactive animation in the courtroom; including photos, charts, graphs, video, and documents; laser-disc technology
Connors v. The United States – The Crash of Delta 191, 1989


Z-Axis produces presentations for:

  • Illustrations for Briefs
  • Informational Tutorials
  • Markman Hearings
  • Pre-Trial Hearings
  • Arbitrations
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Settlement Conferences
  • ITC Hearings
  • Trials