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July 6, 2011

Announcing the "3D Environment Competition 2011"!


July 6, 2011. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in 3D sky, light and nature technologies, in association with Maxon, Google SketchUp, Pixologic, 3D Total, Ballistic Publishing, 3D World Magazine, CG Society, and Cornucopia3D , today announced the sixth edition of the "3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.

Any version of Vue - including Pioneer and the Personal Learning Edition (PLE) which are available at no charge- can be used to enter the competition (standalone or in combination with any other 3D application). Users may also use Carbon Scatter, e-on software’s instancing plugin for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema4D.

Judging will be based solely on the quality, realism and artistic merit of the entries, not on the software version used to create them.

With 9 prestigious judges representing the different fields of the 3D Industry, this competition is a unique chance for artists to have their work exposed to the eyes of industry experts, as well as winning an extensive set of 3D tools and resources.

Get Noticed!

The "3D Environment Competition 2011" judges are all leading figures in the world of 3D graphics, from the Motion Picture, Game, to Media and Broadcast industries:

Win an Extensive Set of 3D Tools and Resources!

The winner of the "3D Environment Competition 2011" will receive over $6,200 worth of prizes including: Vue 9.5 xStream ($1,495), 3D Total Mega Bundle (>$1200), Cinema 4D Prime Release R12 ($995), Pixologic Zbrush 4 ($699), Google SketchUp Pro 8 ($495), Carbon Scatter Multi CE ($395), LumenRT Review for SketchUp ($295), d'Artiste Character Modeling Volume 1, 2 & 3 ($225), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), $100 voucher for Cornucopia3D content, Realism in Vue Training book, ($59.95), and a 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95).

The first runner up will receive Vue 9.5 Infinite ($995), Pixologic Zbrush 4 ($699), Google SketchUp Pro 8 ($495), LumenRT Review for SketchUp ($295), d'Artiste Digital Painting Volume 1 & 2 ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), $75 voucher for Cornucopia3D content, Realism in Vue Training book ($59.95), and a 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95).

The second runner up will receive Vue 9 Complete ($599), Google SketchUp Pro 8 ($495), LumenRT Review for SketchUp ($295), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), d'Artiste Concept Art ($75), Realism in Vue Training book ($59.95), $50 voucher for Cornucopia3D content, and a 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95).

Submissions start July 6, 2011 and end August 31, 2011. The winners of the competition will be announced on September 8, 2011.

More information and submission guidelines are available at:

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. Offering a wide array of Digital Nature products and applications, 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, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as as "Avatar", "Clash of the Titans", "Despicable Me", "The Wolf Man", "2012", "Lovely Bones", "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", "GI Joe – The Rise of the Cobra", "The Proposal", "Land of the Lost", "Terminator 4, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Indiana Jones 4", "Monster Vs Aliens", "Australia", "The Spiderwick Chronicles", "KungFu Panda", "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and TV series such as "Smallville", "Battlestar Gallactica", "Caprica", "Stargate Atlantis", "Stargate Continuum", and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section:

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, user friendly technologies that produce stunning Digital Nature scenery.

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

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About Maxon

MAXON Computer is the developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON products have been used for and in The Golden Compass, Beowulf, all three Spider-Man films, Surf's Up, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, Open Season, all three Pirates of the Caribbean films, Monster House, Eragon, Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Serenity, War of the Worlds, Polar Express, The Flight of the Phoenix, Van Helsing, King Arthur, Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones, the On-Air Packages for TMZ T.V., Comedy Central, Monday Night Football, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, ESPN, NFL Network, TiVO, NBC, DirecTV, CBS NFL, Smart House, Fox and many more. MAXON has offices in Friedrichsdorf (Germany), Newbury Park (CA, USA), Bedford (UK), Tokyo (JP) and Paris (FR). Learn more at

About Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp Pro is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal. Learn more at

About Pixologic

Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated - 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

About 3D Total

3DTotal ( 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 19 Total Textures DVDs, 4 '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 ( and 3DCreative (

For more information about 3DTotal, please visit:

About Ballistic Publishing

Ballistic Publishing produces the world’s best digital art books. Established in 2003 with EXPOSÉ 1, showcasing the finest digital art in the known universe, the company has expanded its range to include the critically-acclaimed d’artiste and ESSENCE tutorial series, and other showcase titles including EXOTIQUE, ELEMENTAL, and PAINTER. Ballistic Publishing is based in Adelaide, South Australia, with offices in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and Tampa (Florida, USA).

For more information about Ballistic Publishing, please visit:

About CG Society

The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGS supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art.

For more information about CGSociety, please visit:

About 3D World Magazine

3D World's main attraction is a high-quality, 116 pages 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

About Cornucopia3D

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

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