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With over $30,000 worth in prizes from e-on software (including soon-to-be-released Vue 11, Carbon Scatter 2 and LumenRT 3 Advanced products), aXYZ design, 3D Total, AsileFX, Cornucopia3D, Pixologic, Ballistic Publishing, 3Dconnexion, 3D World magazine, CG Society, QuadSpinner and Digital-Tutors, this is the biggest 3D Environment Competition ever!



3D Environment

3D Character

Architectural Visualization

1st.

Worth over $6000

  • Vue 11 xStream
  • Pixologic Zbrush 4
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Premium Pack
  • 10 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • 3D Total Mega Bundle
  • 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro
  • AsileFX Vue Training and Texture Bundle
  • d'artiste Matte Painting 1 & 2 + VESAGE
  • 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine
  • $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • 1 year CGSociety Membership
  • 1 month Digital-Tutors Subscriptions
  • Worth over $5000

  • Vue 11 Infinite
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Premium Pack
  • 10 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • Pixologic Zbrush 4
  • 3D Total Mega Bundle ($500)
  • AsileFX Vue Training and Texture Bundle
  • 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine
  • Exotique 1 & 5
  • $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • 1 year CGSociety Membership
  • 1 month Digital-Tutors Subscriptions
  • SkinVue Elite
  • Worth over $6000

  • Vue 11 xStream
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Premium Pack
  • 10 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • 3D Total Mega Bundle
  • LumenRT Advanced
  • AsileFX Vue Training and Texture Bundle
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro
  • Ozone 6
  • Carbon Scatter 2
  • 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine
  • $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Elemental 3
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • 1 year CGSociety Membership
  • Sketchup to Vue Exporter
  • 1 month Digital-Tutors Subscriptions
  • 2nd.

    Worth over $2000

  • Vue 11 Complete
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Advanced Pack
  • 5 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 2 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • d'artiste Matte Painting 1 & 2
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • Worth over $2000

  • Vue 11 Complete
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Advanced Pack
  • 5 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 2 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • Exotique 1
  • SkinVue Elite
  • Worth over $2500

  • Vue 11 Complete
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Advanced Pack
  • 5 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 2 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • LumenRT Advanced
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • Sketchup to Vue Exporter
  • 3rd.

    Worth over $1500

  • Vue 11 Studio
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Start Pack
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 1 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Worth over $1500

  • Vue 11 Studio
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Start Pack
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 1 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • SkinVue Elite
  • Worth over $2000

  • Vue 11 Studio
  • LumenRT Advanced
  • an(i)ma 1.5 Start Pack
  • 3 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly HD2 products
  • 1 credits for AXYZ design Metropoly M3/M4 products
  • AsileFX Vue Training Bundle
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership
  • 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines
  • Realism in Vue SE Training book
  • $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • Sketchup to Vue Exporter


  • 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 "Thor", "Despicable Me", "Avatar", "Clash of The Titans", "The Wolf Man", "2012", "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 "Battlestar Gallactica", "Stargate Atlantis", "Smallville", "The Vampire Diaries" and more.

    Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section: www.e-onsoftware.com/spotlight.


    Vue 11 xStream (to be released Q4 2012!)

    Vue 11 xStream offers professional CG artists a complete toolset for creating and rendering exceptionally rich and realistic natural environments in 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and Softimage.

    Access all the power of the world's leading 3D scenery program directly from within your favorite application. Create and edit beautifully detailed natural environments using your application's standard manipulators.

    Render everything together inside 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D or Softimage, with full interaction between Vue and native elements, including 2-way mutual shadow casting, reflection, refraction and GI.

    >> More information on Vue xStream!


    Vue 11 Infinite (to be released Q4 2012!)

    Vue 11 Infinite is the most efficient and advanced solution for creating, animating and rendering natural 3D environments.

    It offers a high-end 3D scenery solution for SFX studios, animators, illustrators, architects, matte painters and CG professionals. It is strongly focused on power, productivity and inter-operability with existing toolkits.

    Vue 11 naturally integrates and extends all major 3D applications to provide a complete, professional natural 3D studio.

    Specifically designed for professionals, it combines a multitude of cutting-edge features that easily integrate with your workflow.

    With its intuitive, production-oriented layout, you will quickly enhance your production with rich EcoSystems™ of wind-swept trees and plants, Spectral atmospheres and detailed terrains in fully animated scenes.

    >> More information on Vue Infinite!



    Vue 11 Complete (to be released Q4 2012!)

    The Complete Digital Nature Solution for 3D Artists

    Designed for expert 3D artists and graphics studios, Vue Complete provides a complete solution for natural 3D scenery.

    While maintaining unequaled user friendliness, Vue Complete combines into a single package a multitude of cutting-edge features that let you easily create and control rich EcoSystems™ of wind-swept trees and plants, hyper-realistic spectral atmospheres and detailed terrains in fully animated scenes.

    >> More information on Vue Complete!


    Vue 11 Studio (to be released Q4 2012!)

    Advanced Digital Nature Application for 3D Artists

    Vue Studio is the advanced Digital Nature application with powerful vegetation and rendering features for dedicated 3D Artists. Focused on enhanced natural vegetation capabilities, advanced rendering features and extended Poser/Daz integration, Vue Studio provides comprehensive control over the creation of complex scenes, while maintaining an intuitive workflow.

    >> More information on Vue Studio!



    LumenRT 3 Advanced (to be released Q4 2012!)

    Create Real-Time Videos of Unequaled Quality

    LumenRT software creates real-time 3D visualizations of architectural designs. Thanks to physical lighting, LumenRT produces the best picture quality on the market:

  • Take photos, shoot videos of your designs in real-time 3D
    With photo-realistic quality and physically accurate lighting
  • Demonstrate and share design concepts
    Create live client presentations in fully real-time, photo-realistic 3D
  • Single button operation - nothing to learn!
    Work in your CAD application, then click LumenRT to start shooting
  • >> More information!



    Ozone 6

    The Ozone 6 plug-in lets you create and render hyper-realistic skies and atmospheres in 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Lightwave and Cinema4D.

    Ozone 6 implements the cutting-edge technologies developped by e-on software for the simulation and rendering of atmospheric effects. Its atmospheres provide an accurately simulated environment that affects all elements of your scenes and behaves according to nature’s rules.

    >> More information!



    Carbon Scatter 2 (to be released Q4 2012!)

    The Power of EcoSystem™ with Native Instancing!

    Carbon Scatter is the most simple and straightforward solution for creating complex and detailed populations using the native instancing technologies of 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema4D.

    The Carbon Scatter plug-ins integrate e-on's patented EcoSystem™ algorithms directly inside leading CG applications, allowing you to populate your scenes with millions of native objects, and render them with your favorite renderer.

    >> More information!



    For more information about e-on software, visit www.e-onsoftware.com.



    aXYZ design

    Human characters in 3D scenes becomes ever more important in visualizations, animations and illustrations. To satisfy all your 3D model and character animation needs, aXYZ design provides State-of-the-Art 3D products including Photorealistic Tpose, rigged, animated plug & play and still 3d people models, high quality textures, and more in a variety of formats.

    aXYZ design, manufacturers and markets an award winning line of 3D people models for accelerating user productivity. As the worldwide leader in 3D characters development, aXYZ design serves the distinct needs of a diverse set of industries and creative professionals. Any design professional using 3D software can revolutionize the way they work with aXYZ's products.

    an(i)ma®

    an(i)ma® is the fastest stand-alone character animation application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating stunning 3D animations in less time.

    an(i)ma® motion-editing tools and content make 3D character animation easy and affordable, and enables creative and technical artists to take on demanding animation-intensive projects.


    METROPOLY HD evo2 Scan360 Rigged Characters

    Full Body & Hand rigged Metropoly HD evolution 2 Scan360tm, introduces revolutionary new full body scanning 3D Human Models for Close-Up views, unmatched in resolution and quality anywhere in the world today.

    Includes stunning MentalRay & Vray skin shaders and Lighting setups!

    The geometry is about 50000 polygons for Body, Clothing, Hair, Mouth, Teeth and Tongue meshes. The level of detail can be controlled by changing the number of iterations on the TurboSmooth modifier.


    METROPOLY M3/M4 Rigged Characters

    Full Body & Hand rigged 3D-Human models ready to be animated. Modeled with Mouth & Eyes geometries (Morph vertex maps not included).

    2 eMOTION Mocap Data demo files (Male/Female walking cycles in .bip format).

    The geometry is optimized at ˜3500 Polys per character for an optimal deformation during the animation process.

    For more information about aXYZ design, please visit www.axyz-design.com



    3D Total

    3DTotal (www.3dtotal.com) 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.

    You'll find plenty of enjoyment from their collection of model libraries, galleries, interviews, tutorials and products, from a company that has now been established for nine happy years."

    3D Total Mega Bundle

    This mega bundle includes:

  • Digital Art Masters books: Volume 7:
  • Now in its seventh year, the Digital Art Masters series presents another scintillating collection of work from 50 world-class digital artists.

    Over the last seven years, the Digital Art Masters series has brought together over 300 fantastic examples of the world’s best 2D and 3D digital art. Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 continues this tradition by ushering in a new elite group of talented artists whose images are sure to inspire and astound in equal measure. But this book doesn’t just showcase beautiful art; it also offers up details of the creation process behind each image, penned by the artists themselves, presenting a unique opportunity for readers to follow in the footsteps of the masters. Covering topics ranging from fantasy and characters to scenes and cartoons, Digital Art Masters: Volume 7 has something for everyone and is sure to get those creative juices flowing.

  • Total Textures - 19 DVD Bundle:
  • The 3DTotal Textures collection includes colour, bump, specular and normal maps. All texture volumes have stunning high quality and are priced with the student and hobbyist artists in mind.

    The texture collections include: General (V1), Aged and Stressed (V2), Bases & Layers (V3), Humans & Creatures (V4), Dirt & Graffiti (V5), Clean (V6), Sci-fi (V7), Vehicles (V8), Tribes & Civilizations (V9), Trees & Plants (V10), Alien Organics (V11), Textures from Around the World (V12 & 13), Fantasy (V14), Toon Textures (V15), Architectural Showroom (V16), Urban Extras (V17), Sky Textures (V18), Destroyed and Damaged (V19).

    3D Total also offers the 9 winners a one year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist, their monthly online magazines.

    For more information about 3DTotal, please visit: www.3dtotal.com.



    AsileFx

    AsileFx offers a wide selection of e-on certified Vue training and add-on materials.

    Since its inception, AsileFx, with his lead instructor Nicholas Pellegrino, has released over 50 different Vue courses.

    AsileFx Vue training is 100% compatible with the professional Vue product line (Vue Infinite and xStream), with additional compatibility with the Vue Artist product line (Vue Complete, Studio and Esprit) depending on feature usage.

    The whole AsileFx Vue training collection is available from e-on software's online store here.

  • Vue Training bundle:

    This training bundle is currenlty comprised of Vue 10 Crash Course, Vue 10 Tips n Tricks and What's New in Vue 10. All these training titles will be updated to their Vue 11 counterparts as soon as they are released!

  • Nature Bundle Texture Collection:

    The Nature Bundle is comprised of three AsileFx texture collections, The Leaves Collection, Seamless Bark, & Terrain and Rock Seamless Textures.

  • For more information about AsileFx, please visit: www.asilefx.net.



    Cornucopia3D

    Cornucopia 3D is an online community dedicated to the Vue line of products.

    At 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!

    C-Club Membership

    Whether you're creating extensive digital landscapes or tiny gardens, room interiors or flights of science-fiction fantasy, you love Vue... and you love the quality of content you can find at Cornucopia3D.

    Our philosophy is to give you great value for money, and now you can get even more with our Cornucopia3D Membership Program! By becoming a Cornucopia3D Member, you will have access to great discounts and special content; special prices on training materials and books; offers on modules and other add-ons for Vue, and an exclusive member forum and a gallery for your work!

    For more information about the C-Club, please visit: www.cornucopia3d.com/cclub.


    Sketchup to Vue Exporter

    The Sketchup Vue Exporter Plugin (Version 2.0) is a Ruby-based script application for Sketchup 7 and later which exports Sketchup models, sun direction, cameras, and animations into Vue format. The Plugin is accessed directly inside of Sketchup under the Plugins menu. When invoked, it will create a Vue .VOB model file complete with full Sketchup model geometries, components, groups and materials along with a Vue Scene Loader file for automatically importing the model, sun direction, camera and animation paths.

    For more information about the Sketchup to Vue Exporter, please visit the description pages!.

    SkinVue Elite

    SkinVue is a VuePython-Powered, integrated application that performs human skin rendering. It works by adding a custom, fully adjustable, skin shader and eye shader to your imported DAZ, Poser or custom characters.

    The process of adding the SkinVue shader to your characters is fully automated, taking only seconds to inject the SkinVue materials. The included SkinVue plugins support the entire range of DAZ and Poser characters. All of the skin shading variables are fully adjustable, providing maximum flexibility to achieve the look you desire.

    For more information about SkinVue, please visit the SkinVue description pages!.

    For more information about Cornucopia 3D, visit www.cornucopia3d.com.



    Pixologic

    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.

    ZBrush 4

    ZBrush 4 gives you access to unparalleled power and control previously unknown in digital art creation software.

    Controls enable sculptors to create with a stylus and a tablet as intuitively as if they were using their hands on a block of clay.

    ZBrush further extends the creation experience, harnessing technology and providing artists with a multitude of creation-enhancing tools.

    For more information about ZBrush, please visit the ZBrush features pages!


    For more information about Pixologic, please visit www.pixologic.com



    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).

  • d'artiste Matte Painting: Volume 1 & 2:

    d'artiste: Matte Painting Vol. 1 and 2 showcases the skills and techniques of leading Hollywood matte painters Alp Altiner, Dylan Cole, Chris Stoski, Yusei Uesugi, Max Dennison, and Chris Thunig. In over 400 pages of detailed tutorial these books take readers through the matte painting techniques used to create breathtaking, photo-realistic sets and backdrops for films including ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.

    The master artists also share unique personal insights, biographical highlights and sources of inspiration. Added to personal and invited artist galleries presenting over 80 perfectly reproduced environmental backdrops these books are for film enthusiasts and artists alike.

  • Exotique Volume 1 & 5:

    EXOTIQUE books are the leading book titles devoted to showcasing the finest digital characters from artists worldwide. EXOTIQUE 1 and 5 present hundred of examples of exceptional character artwork by over 300 artists from 44 countries presented over 400+ pages of the highest quality production. In addition to exhilarating character artwork, the EXOTIQUE books feature the profiles of tens of prominent character artists working within the digital arts community.

  • Elemental Volume 3:

    The ELEMENTAL series showcases the world’s best digital artwork created with Autodesk software.

    ELEMENTAL 3 is the only art book showcasing the work of CG artists in architectural visualization and product design, and is the first Ballistic title to dedicate half of its pages to architectural subjects.

  • Vesage:

    VESAGE showcases extraordinary works of art!

    The members of the Visual Effects Society (VES) make their living creating the stunning visual effects we see on the big and small screen. Though they gain recognition and satisfaction contributing to the mesmerizing effects for movies, TV and games, they're all too frequently bringing someone else's vision to life. VESAGE showcases the art that the VES members create when they're not at work on visual effects. It offers a unique insight into the personal creativity of the people behind some of the most-recognized imagery in the world.

  • For more information about Ballistic Publishing, please visit: www.ballisticpublishing.com.



    3Dconnexion

    3Dconnexion has been the world leader in 3D navigation technology for more than 15 years with over 1 million units sold. 3Dconnexion 3D mice are standard components in many of the worlds leading companies. 3Dconnexion devices have been Providing MCAD, AEC, DCC, GIS and medical professionals complete freedom in the 3D world. 3Dconnexion extensively invests into R&D to ensure powerful and seamless integration with leading 3D applications.

    SpacePilot Pro

    SpacePilot™ PRO is the ultimate professional 3D mouse, engineered to excel in today’s most demanding 3D software environments. Its breakthrough features include second generation QuickView Navigation technology, dual-function Intelligent Function Keys and at-a-glance access to important information via the full-color LCD Workflow Assistant.


    SpaceMouse Pro

    SpaceMouse Pro is the latest addition to 3Dconnexion’s line of professional 3D mice. With an advanced ergonomic design and innovative On-screen Display, it delivers superior comfort and a simpler, more productive workflow.


    SpaceNavigator

    SpaceNavigator is the 3D mouse that lets everyone explore the freedom of intuitive, precise 3D navigation in over 100 3D applications. Simply push, pull, twist or tilt the 3Dconnexion Cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate. It’s like holding the 3D model or camera in your hand.

    For more information about 3DConnexion, please visit www.3dconnexion.com



    3D World magazine

    3D World is a high-quality, 122-page 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 www.3dworldmag.com/.



    CG Society

    The CGSociety is the leading online provider of information on everything to do with digital art, computer graphics, animation and digital visual effects. Updating news on a daily basis, our global editorial team is committed to keeping you informed about every aspect of our rapidly changing digital world.

    CG Society offers all 3 first place winners a 1 year CG Society Membership!

    For more information about CG Society, please visit: www.cgsociety.org.



    QuadSpinner

    Creator of 3D products and tutorials, QuadSpinner is considered by users and critics to be one of the best source of learning for realism in Vue. Dedicated to simplistic innovation, inherent value, and dramatic realism, QuadSpinner was founded to make valuable knowledge and progressive assets available to everyone at affordable prices.

    Realism in Vue

    Realism in Vue sets the benchmark in digital nature, elevating the reader to new heights of natural 3D understanding and design.

    Distilling more than 10,000 hours of renowned Vue expert Dax Pandhi's revolutionary experimentation, this 300+ page book is the de facto guide to achieving hyper-realistic renders in Vue.

    >> More information!



    Digital Tutors

    Digital Tutors make training you can trust!

    To succeed in today's rapidly-evolving media and entertainment industry, you have to focus more on the future and less on what worked yesterday. Digital Tutors work hand-in-hand with the best in the biz to make sure you're in-the-know on the latest tools, tips and techniques.

    Each 1 month subscription include: unlimited online training, all project files, new training every month, learning paths, 19,400 video lessons and course completion certificates.

    For more information about Digital Tutors, visit www.digitaltutors.com.