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June 15, 2009

Announcing the "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2009"!


June 15, 2009. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in association with Maxon, Pixologic, 3D Total, 3Dconnexion, Cornucopia3D and 3D World Magazine, today announced the fourth edition of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.

Any version of Vue - including the 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).

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 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 winning a complete 3D toolkit (over $11,000 worth of prizes).

Get Noticed!

The "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2009" judges are all leading figures in the world of 3D graphics, representing the Motion Picture, Game, Media and Broadcast industries:

Win a complete 3D Toolkit!

The winner of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2009" will receive a complete 3D arsenal worth over $6,500 including: Maxon Cinema4D XL Bundle ($2,495), Vue 7.5 xStream ($1,495), a 3D Total Mega Bundle (worth over $1,300), Pixologic ZBrush 3.1 – with free upgrade to ZBrush 4 ($595), 1 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer ($299), 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 Maxon Cinema4D Core ($995), Vue 7.5 Infinite ($895), 1 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator SE ($99), 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 Maxon Cinema4D Core ($995), Vue 7.5 Infinite ($895), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator SE ($99), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), and $50 voucher for Cornucopia3D content.

Submissions start June 15, 2009 and end July 20, 2009.

The winners of the competition will be announced at the Siggraph show, in New Orleans, on August 04, 2009.

More information and submission guidelines are available at:

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 products were used in features film such as "Terminator 4", "Drag Me To Hell", "Australia", "KungFu Panda", "Indiana Jones 4", "Pirates of the Caribbean", and TV series such as "Battlestar Gallactica", "Stargate Atlantis", "Knight Rider", "Heroes" 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 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

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).

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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 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 ( and 3DCreative (

For more information about 3DTotal, please visit:

About 3Dconnexion

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

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

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

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