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November 5, 2003

E-on software announces new Japan partnership with e-frontier


November 5, 2003. Beaverton, Oregon-based e-on software, the leader in 3D natural scenery animation and rendering products, announced today a distributor and republishing partnership with the leading 3D software and content publisher of Japan, e-frontier, Inc.

“E-on software welcomes our new partnership with the highly respected e-frontier. E-frontier’s advanced human content and Shade line of 3D products ensure both excellent integration and support for new and existing e-on software customers in Japan,” said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

E-on software recently shipped Vue 4 Professional, its complete, professional natural 3D studio. Vue 4 Professional is a standalone product that integrates with all leading 3D applications, including import and export of e-frontier’s native Shade format as well as integration with Discreet 3D Studio MAX, Alias Maya, NewTek LightWave, Maxon Cinema4D and Softimage XSI. It also exports data to compositing applications such as Discreet Combustion and Adobe AfterEffects.

“E-frontier and e-on software share a common mission to make advanced 3D technology immediately accessible to hobbyists, 3D designers and digital production houses. We look forward to working closely with e-on software,” said Kenichi Ando, president of e-frontier, Inc.

E-frontier Inc. will market, sell and support all e-on software products in Japan, including:

-Vue 4 Professional, e-on software’s flagship product for 3D production and digital video professionals;
-Vue d’Esprit 4, a 3D natural scenery application for graphic artists and beginning animators;
-Mover 4, an animation expansion add-on to Vue d’Esprit 4 and Vue 4 Professional;
-Ozone 2.0 for LightWave and Cinema4D volumetric sky plug-ins;

All products are available for MacOS X and Windows. Owners of Vue d’Esprit 4 and Vue d’Esprit 4-J in Japan should contact e-frontier for special sidegrade pricing for Vue 4 Professional.

About e-on software
Founded in 1997, e-on software was established to develop and promote the highest quality graphics tools. E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of a designer’s creativity. E-on software’s product line includes the award winning Vue d’Esprit 4, Vue 4 Professional and the Ozone 2.0 line of professional atmospheric plugins. E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon. Visit their website at

About e-frontier, Inc
Tokyo-based e-frontier, Inc is a leading software distributor and publisher in Japan. E-frontier’s Shade line of 3D products for Windows and Macintosh has led the professional 3d market in Japan for over a decade. E-frontier 3D digital content catalog features advanced human models used in international television and advertising. Visit e-frontier’s website at

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