July 1, 2008
Announcing the “Vue 3D Environment Competition 2008”!
8 JUDGES TO REPRESENT THE 3D ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!
July 1, 2008. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, makers of Vue, the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in association with Softimage, Pixologic, 3D Total, Wacom, 3Dconnexion, Cornucopia3D and 3D World Magazine, today announced the third edition of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.
Any version of Vue - including the free Vue 6 Personal Learning Edition (PLE) - can be used (standalone or in combination with any other 3D application) to enter the competition.
Judging will be based solely on the quality, realism and artistic merit of the entries, not on the version of Vue used to create them.
With a group of 8 prestigious judges representing the different fields of the 3D Industry, this competition is a unique chance for anybody to see their work exposed to the eyes of industry experts, as well as to win over $15,000 in prizes.
The “Vue 3D Environment Competition 2008” judges are all leading figures in the world of 3D graphics, from the Motion Picture, Game, Media and Broadcast to the Architecture industries:
- Paul Huston – Digital Matte Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic
- Youngil Pyo - Lead Digital Artist, Digital Domain
- Eran Dinur – Compositor and Matte Artist, LucasFilm Animation Singapore
- Stephane Belin – Senior Concept Artist, Electronic Arts
- Susumu Yukuhiro – Senior Matte Artist, Whiskytree
- Tom Greenway – Editor, 3DTotal.com
- Jim Thacker – Editor, 3D World magazine
- Jeff Mottle – President and Founder, CGarchitect.com
Over $15,000 in Prizes!
The winner of the “Vue 3D Environment Competition 2008” will receive a complete 3D arsenal worth over $6,900 including: Softimage XSI Essentials ($2,995), a 3D Total Mega Bundle (worth over $1,300), Vue 6 xStream ($995), Pixologic ZBrush 3.1 ($595), 1 3Dconnexion SpacePilot ($399), 1 Wacom Intuos 6x11 Tablet ($369), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), $100 voucher for Cornucopia3D content, and a 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2).
The first runner up will receive over $4300 of prizes including Softimage XSI Essentials ($2995), Vue 6 Infinite ($695), 1 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer ($299), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), and $75 voucher for Cornucopia3D content.
The second runner up will receive over $4000 of prizes including Softimage XSI Essentials ($2995), Vue 6 Infinite ($695), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 3Dconnexion SapceNavigator ($99), , 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), and $50 voucher for Cornucopia3D content.
Submissions start July 1, 2008 and end July 31, 2008.
The winners of the competition will be announced at the Siggraph show, in Los Angeles, on August 12, 2008.
More information is available at: www.e-onsoftware.com/competition
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. E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.
E-on software was founded on the premise 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.
About Softimage Co.
Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., develops innovative 3D character creation and effects tools to animators and digital artists in the film, broadcast, post-production and games industries. Its product line includes SOFTIMAGE|XSI, the most advanced 3D animation and character creation software for next generation games & film, SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT®, the first production for lifelike facial animation, SOFTIMAGE|CAT™, a complete character animation system plug-in, and Alienbrain®, an industry leading production asset management solution for creative teams.
For more information about Softimage, please visit www.softimage.com.
Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated - www.pixologic.com develops and markets innovative software products for digital artists. The privately funded company is based in Los Angeles, California, with Research and Development located in Silicon Valley.
ZBrush is an integrated modeling, texturing and illustration environment. ZBrush’s innovative set of real-time sculpting, texturing, and deformation tools is used in major film studios and game companies worldwide. Its instant feedback and real-time response makes it the most natural feeling digital sculpting tool available today. As a stand-alone application, ZBrush offers tremendous flexibility and appeals to a wide audience.
For more information about Pixologic, please visit http://www.pixologic.com
About 3D Total
3DTotal (www.3dtotal.com) originally started in August 1999 as a project, by Tom Greenway, to make a simple 3d resource site.
3DTotal now experiences 50,000 daily visitors through the website, and have an impressive collection of 16 Total Textures DVDs, 3 'Digital Art Masters' volumes (books), as well as producing both organic and non-organic training DVDs, 'Shorts Drawer' DVD collections, and the ever-popular monthly downloadable PDF magazines: 2DArtist (www.2dartistmag.com) and 3DCreative (www.3dcreativemag.com).
For more information about 3DTotal, please visit: http://www.3dtotal.com.
Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions.
The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashions and designs around the world and provides business and home users with the ability to express themselves in a natural way.
For more information about Wacom, please visit www.wacom.com
3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech, is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today's most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion's award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide.
For more information about 3DConnexion, please visit www.3dconnexion.com
Cornucopia 3D is an online community dedicated to the Vue line of products.
On Cornucopia, you will find all sorts of resources to improve your Vue experience: forums, galleries, tutorials,... as well as a store where you can find top-quality content at the best possible price!
For more information about Cornucopia 3D, visit www.cornucopia3d.com.
About 3D World Magazine 3D World is a high-quality, 108-page printed magazine, crammed full of news, inspiration and practical advice about 3D graphics.
3D World comes out every four weeks. Every issue of the magazine comes with a CD packed full of 3D resources, including full software, exclusive trial and learning editions, models, textures, HDRI files, mocap data and architectural content. You can find 3D World magazine in major stores such as Borders, Barnes & Noble and WH Smith, as well as buy copies online.
For more information about 3D World magazine, visit www.3dworldmag.com.
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