Press Releases

February 27, 2006


ILM Relies on E-on Software’s 3D Scenery Solutions For Upcoming Visual Effects!


VUE PROVIDES ADVANCED SCENERY CREATION AND ANIMATION FOR ILM

February 27, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon and San Francisco, California: e-on software and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), today announced that Vue 5 Infinite, e-on software's natural 3D environment solution is currently being used by ILM for the production of some of the special effects in upcoming movie projects.


Industrial Light & Magic, one of the world’s largest visual effects and computer animation companies, chose Vue because it filled a void in their existing tool set.


"E-on products are a great addition to our production tool set and we are planning to expand their use throughout our entire facility. You will probably be seeing a lot of "Vue" in future productions," said Cliff Plumer, CTO of Lucasfilm.


Some of ILM’s recent credits include: "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith", "War of the Worlds", "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".


"We're delighted and gratified that ILM relies on Vue for the production of their natural 3D environments. We're also grateful for the quality feedback they have provided, which is proving extremely valuable to our development and technical teams," said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software. "The fact that our products are currently being used for upcoming major productions clearly demonstrates that e-on software products are ready for prime time!"


ILM is making use of all of Vue’s strengths, from the creation of digital footage and scenery setup, animation and lighting, all the way through the rendering of final images that you will see on the big screen.


"Creating a photo-realistic organic environment digitally used to be a big challenge. With Vue, we now have full flexibility to do such work. When asked to change the lighting or camera angle, all we have to do is re-render with a different setting!" said Susumu Yukuhiro, Digital Matte Artist at ILM. "It only took us a few days to learn the program and we were able to create awesome animation right away (including wind swept trees - which was really difficult to achieve before). With Vue in our toolkit, we can push our work to the next level of organic environments!"


About Industrial Light & Magic
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a Lucasfilm Ltd. company serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects.

Since 1975, ILM has been providing post-production visual effects services to the entertainment industry. Motion pictures, commercials, trailers, music videos and special venue projects have utilized ILM's unequaled artistry in techniques such as model making, matte painting, computer-generated imagery, digital animation and a variety of related processes required in the production of visual effects.

ILM has been awarded 14 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and received 17 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards. Currently in production at ILM are "Mission: Impossible III", "Eragon", "Lady in the Water", "Poseidon", and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest".

Visit their website at http://www.ilm.com.


About E-on software
E-on software is the leading developer of high quality solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. With products specifically targeted for the different market segments, e-on software provides solutions adapted to every project and budget. Its award winning Vue product line is used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.

E-on software was founded on the premises that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer’s creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France.


Visit their website at http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

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