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June 16, 2003


Upcoming Vue d'Esprit 4.2 Free Update to Support Poser 5


FREE UPDATE TO IMPROVE COMPATIBILITY

June 16, 2003. Beaverton, OR. e-on software, makers of the award winning, cross-platform Vue d'Esprit 4 and Curious Labs, makers of the industry leading human animation product Poser, announce the forthcoming free updates to Vue d'Esprit 4 and Mover 4 for importing native Poser 5 files.

"We are delighted to take the next step in integrating with Poser 5. Poser 5 and Vue d'Esprit 4 together allow artists to create and animate complex human and natural scenes in minutes. This is only the beginning of our work with Curious Labs and other partners in the professional 3D industry," said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

With the inclusion of the new technology, Vue d'Esprit 4 will gain single frame import of Poser 5 scenes. Mover 4 will gain full animation support for Poser 5 scenes. Some native technologies such as Poser 5's Hair Room and Cloth simulation will not be supported in this update.

"Integration with the best tools in every 3D artist's toolbox is a strategic feature for Poser 5. As the best character animation product on the market, Poser 5 is well matched with the best 3D natural scenery, Vue d'Esprit 4," said Marc Keohane, CEO of Curious Labs, Inc.

Vue d'Esprit 4 comes with 2 CDs, bursting with 30 SolidGrowth 2 tree and plants, over 100 atmospheres, 100 different types of clouds, 300 materials, 250 high quality fully textured 3D objects, 50 example scenes and a 340-page manual. Vue 4 by itself costs $199.

Mover 4 for Windows and Mac OS X expands on the already powerful animation in Vue d'Esprit 4, allowing for inclusion of fully animated digital characters, enhanced, new motion effects, and network rendering. Mover 4 is available for $99. Versions of Mover 4 prior to Mover 4.2 require Poser 4 for Poser animation import and use of Poser models. Mover 4.2 requires Poser 5.

Until the end of June, 2003, e-on software is offering Vue d'Esprit 4 for Mac OS X for $149, $50 off the regular price, to owners of Mac OS X.


About e-on software
Founded in 1997, e-on software was established to develop and promote the highest quality graphics tools with professional strength features. Established by graphics enthusiasts for graphics enthusiasts, e-on software translates its passion for art into tools for the graphics community. E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon and Paris, France. The company has achieved worldwide reputation for its award winning 3D scenery generator Vue d'Esprit.


About Curious Labs, Inc.
Curious Labs, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of EGISYS AG, designs, develops, and publishes software tools such as Poser®, which focus on 3D human and character visualization for artists, designers, and web developers. The company is located in Santa Cruz, California. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.curiouslabs.com.


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