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May 20, 2002

E-on Software to Ship Ozone 2.0 at Siggraph

The Amazing Atmospherics Plug-In for LightWave Now for Mac and Windows

May 20, 2002. Beaverton, OR. Leading 3D developer e-on software announces Ozone 2.0, the newest version of its amazing plug-in for LightWave 3D. Designed to let users easily add convincing atmospheric effects to their scenes. Ozone 2.0 uses e-on software's high quality, award winning atmospheric rendering technology (as seen in Vue d'Esprit).

"LightWave users will appreciate the huge advances in productivity and realism in rendering when using Ozone 2.0" said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Following the recent availability of Vue d’Esprit 4 for Mac OS X, e-on software will simultaneously release Ozone 2.0 for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms!

"Ozone 2.0 further emphasizes e-on software’s commitment to the Macintosh platform for 3D rendering and professional digital production"added Nicholas Phelps.

Some of the new features of Ozone 2.0 include:

  • Ozone 2.0, breakthrough algorithms
    New techniques model the behavior of our planet's real atmosphere. These algorithms can be used to produce many kinds of atmospheric effects. Using Ozone 2.0, LightWave scenes take on the appearance of nature found in the real world.
  • Super-fast rendering technology Despite the staggering complexity of the atmospheric model it features, Ozone 2.0 renders its atmospheric effects at blazing speed, thanks to e-on software’s highly optimized technology.
  • Volumetric atmosphere model
    Ozone 2.0’s new volumetric atmosphere system closely simulates the interactions of light and air as light travels through the atmosphere. Users can easily recreate amazingly realistic and moody atmospheres that retain all the subtlety of mother nature!
  • Animated clouds and sunsets are a breeze
    At last, users can realistically animate the atmosphere, the clouds and the sun, making their skies spring to life, all in a wink! Simply set the direction and speed of the wind, the rate of change, and render on!
  • Ozone 2.0 ships with an extensive set of over 100 predefined atmospheres
    Ozone 2.0 presets include bright daytime, bad weather, sunrise, sunset, night time plus a variety of "less realistic" effects! And you can easily create the desired atmosphere in seconds by combining any of the 100 different cloud shapes supplied! There is no limit to the variety of effects that can be achieved.
  • Ozone 2.0 is comprised of 4 different plug-ins:
    a Master plug-in , an Image filter plug-in, a Pixel filter plug-in and a Shader plug-in. This gives you maximum flexibility and allows the creation of advanced shaders (e.g. reflective materials will reflect the surrounding atmosphere).

Ozone 2.0 will be released at Siggraph 2002 in San Antonio, and will ship at an expected street price of US$249.

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 has offices in Beaverton, Oregon USA and Paris, France. The company has achieved worldwide reputation for its award winning 3D scenery generator Vue d'Esprit.