Prizes and Sponsors    

With over $18,000 worth in prizes from e-on software, 3Dconnexion, 3dtotal, 3DWorld magazine, Ballistic Publishing, CG Society, Cornucopia3D, GeekAtPlay, Pixologic and QuadSpinner, this competition represents a unique chance to win an extensive set of 3D tools and resources!

Worth over $9800:

  • VUE xStream
  • Plant Factory Studio
  • LumenRT Studio + Publisher
  • Ozone
  • Carbon Scatter + Carbon Botanica
  • Pixologic ZBrush 4R6
  • Full Master collection of all Geekatplay videos
  • HELIOS Artist
  • Master Class Los Angeles DVD
  • 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro
  • 3dtotal Mega Bundle
  • 1 year subscription to 3DWorld magazine
  • D'artiste Matte Painting vol. 1, 2 & 3
  • 1 year CGConnect membership
  • $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership

First runner up:
Worth over $5700:

  • VUE Infinite
  • LumenRT Studio
  • Plant Factory Designer
  • Ozone OR Carbon Scatter + Carbon Botanica
  • HELIOS Apprentice
  • Master Class Los Angeles DVD
  • 1 pack of 10 tutorial videos from Geekatplay
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro
  • 3dtotal Mega Bundle
  • EXPOSE 11
  • 1 year subscription to 3DWorld magazine
  • 1 year CGConnect membership
  • $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership

Second runner up:
Worth over $1700:

  • VUE Complete
  • Plant Factory Artist
  • 1 pack of 5 tutorial videos from Geekatplay
  • Helios Apprentice (one year licence)
  • Master Class Los Angeles DVD
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
  • Exotique 7
  • 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine
  • 1 year CGConnect membership
  • $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content
  • 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership


Each of the finalists will receive a $25 voucher at Cornucopia3D, as well as 1 Tutorial Pack of their choice from the GeekAtPlay store.

E-on Software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, Plant Factory, Ozone and Carbon Scatter), as well as real-time immersive visualization tools for Architecture (LumenRT). Offering a wide array of Digital Nature products and applications, 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, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as as as "Dragons 1&2", "Hunger Games", "Hugo", "Tintin", "Super 8", "Thor", "Avatar", "Clash of the Titans", "Sucker Punch", "Despicable Me 1&2", "The Wolf Man", "2012", "Lovely Bones", "GI Joe – The Rise of the Cobra", "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 "Spartacus", "Smallville", "Battlestar Gallactica", "Caprica", "Stargate Atlantis", "Stargate Continuum", "The Vampire Diaries" and more.

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VUE xStream - The Integrated Solution

VUE 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 Digital Nature solution 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.

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VUE Infinite The Standalone Solution

Vue Infinite offers CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature 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 Infinite 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.

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VUE Complete - The Complete Digital Nature Solution

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.

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Plant Factory Studio - Animated Plants for CG Professionals

Add wind & animation effects and control every detail of your plant designs using the advanced procedural modeling graph.

Export fully animated plant meshes to any 3D application or load plants directly in VUE, Carbon Scatter and LumenRT.

Plant Factory Designer - Create Beautiful 3D Plants

Easily produce high-quality, photo-realistic 3D plants: hand-draw from scratch, assemble pre-made components or cust­omize existing models to fit your exact specifications.

Export as static 3D meshes for use in other applications, or load plants directly in VUE, and Carbon Scatter.

Plant Factory Artist - Plants for VUE Artists

Designed for VUE 2014+ Esprit, Studio or Complete users, this special version of Plant Factory integrates seamlessly with your product and represents the prefect combination of functionality and pricing.

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LumenRT Studio - Win Business through more Engaging Experiences

LumenRT Studio is the most comprehensive system for transforming 3D models and designs into rich, nature-filled videos, images and real-time immersive experiences.

With LumenRT you can:

  • Surround your designs with thousands of plants, vehicles, animals and characters
  • Perform lighting and time of day studies
  • Package designs into immersive LiveCubes™ to share with clients and colleagues
  • Author directly in the leading CAD, CG and GIS systems
  • Do all of this with a single button click – nothing to learn!

>> More information on LumenRT!


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

Ozone 2014 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.

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Carbon Scatter - The Most Powerful Population Plugin!

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 on Carbon Scatter!

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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 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.

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3dtotal ( originally started in August 1999 as a project, by Tom Greenway, to make a simple 3d resource site.

3DTotal now experiences 27,000 daily visitors through the website, and have an impressive collection of 19 Total Textures DVDs, 9 'Digital Art Masters' volumes (books), as well as producing both organic and non-organic training DVDs, intuitive training eBooks that cover a wide range of 3D software, anatomical reference figures, 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 15 happy years."

3dtotal Mega Bundle

This mega bundle includes:

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Total Textures - Vol. 1 to 19 DVD Bundle:

The Total Textures 19 DVD Bundle contains all 19 DVDs in the Total Textures collection. Ranging from human, creature and alien textures through to building, environment and global textures by way of fantasy, sci-fi and cartoon, this collection contains a wealth of high quality content that would make an excellent addition to any artist's arsenal.

Each volume contains more than 100 individually handcrafted textures and every texture has its own unique colour map, bump map, specular and, in some cases, alpha maps. There are also bonus features such V04:R2's "Eye Maker" as well as a series of tutorials and Making Ofs contained on each DVD.

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$200 worth of ebooks (winners to chooses)

The 3dtotal eBooks counts over 130 references, offering training, workshops and other various tips and tricks for all major 3D software including VUE, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Softimage, Photoshop, Maya, LightWave, CINEMA 4D, Mudbox, Modo, and more.

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3 of 3dtotal printed books (winners to chooses)

3dtotal offers over 20 fully printed art books, including 9 volumes of the highly acclaimed Digital Arts Masters collection.

Digital Art Masters has long been supporting the up-and-coming talent in the digital art industry, showcasing their work to a global audience and helping to bring them the recognition they richly deserve.

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3dtotal's anatomical collection: male figure

Whether you use pencil and paper, paintbrushes, clay, or any form of digital art software, 3dtotal's figures will be invaluable if you want to understand the form and structure of human anatomy.

3dtotal's first figure is a neutrally posed, athletic build male standing at 11 inches tall.

This size and low price tag makes this model a perfect desktop reference, while also maintaining all the detail you'll need.

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12 month subscription to 3DCreative and 2DArtist magazines

3dcreative and 2dartist are popular downloadable magazines, full of detailed tutorials, interviews with top artists and galleries featuring some of the best digital art created today. Don't miss out on your monthly source of inspiration, advice and technical tips.

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3DWorld magazine

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3D World is the best-selling international magazine for CG artists, covering the fields of animation, VFX, games, illustration and architecture.

Our team of CG artists and professionals provide analysis of latest trends in the market, artistic and technical advice, impartial product reviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes articles on the making of key projects in this fast-paced industry.

With 15 years at the forefront of the CG industry, reporting on the latest movie VFX, with enviable studio access and in-depth video and step-by-step training, 3D World offers unrivalled inspiration and training every issue.

You can find 3D World magazine in major stores such as Borders, Barnes & Noble and WH Smith, as well as buy copies online.

3D World magazine offers all three winners a one year subscription. Additionally, the magazine also offers all competition entrants a 50% discount on one or two year subscriptions.

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Ballistic Publishing

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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).

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d'artiste Matte Painting: Volume 1, 2 & 3:

d'artiste: Matte Painting Vol. 1, 2 and 3 showcases the skills and techniques of leading Hollywood matte painters Alp Altiner, Dylan Cole, Chris Stoski, Yusei Uesugi, Max Dennison, Chris Thunig, David Luong, Damien Macé, and Milan Schere. 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, and teach their timeless and award-winning Matte Painting techniques. Together these incredible digital wizards have dozens of Hollywood blockbusters, TV shows and hit games to their credit, such as World of Warcraft, Game of Thrones, Diablo 3, Harry Potter and Avatar to name a few.

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.

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EXPOSÉ Volume 11:

EXPOSÉ 11 showcases the world's best digital art in 23 categories, including: Comic/Manga; Portrait (Painted & Rendered); Fantasy; Fantasy Femmes; Architecture (Exterior & Interior); Concept Art; Environment; Matte Painting; Science Fiction; Robotic/Cyborg; Warriors & Conflict; Whimsical; Surreal; and Transport.

Across all these categories, Ballistic Publishing is uncompromising in its pursuit of quality, and each image that appears in EXPOSÉ 11 is individually color-corrected to maintain a standard of output that no other art publisher can match.

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Exotique Volume 7:

EXOTIQUE 7 showcases the best character artists in the world and launches the careers of almost one hundred unpublished artists with an amazing collection of genres and styles.

EXOTIQUE 7 sets the standard for how great artwork should be displayed with 12 double-page displays that showcase every detail as the featured artists intended.

From goddesses and warriors to aliens and pinups EXOTIQUE 7 sets the standard for fantastic, inspirational art.

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CG Society

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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 CGConnect Membership!

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Cornucopia3D is an online community dedicated to CG art and the e-on software products. At Cornucopia3D, users will find all sorts of resources to improve their experience with 3D and all e-on software applications (VUE, Plant Factory, LumenRT, Carbon Scatter and Ozone).

This community was born with a simple but important goal in mind: to provide the most comfortable, helpful, up-to-date and enjoyable online community for all 3D users.

With the above intentions in mind, we wish for Cornucopia3D to become a meeting point where experienced users can share, newbies can learn, and everybody can enjoy their stay.

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!

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Cornucopia3D is also offering all finalists a $25 voucher on C3D Content.

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Geekatplay Studio

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For over 25 years, Geekatplay Studio have involved in both film and computer assisted design and art. As the two fields have merged, their craft has been refined and enhanced, greatly increasing Geekatplay's ability to deliver a the high quality, cutting edge products that have made them so popular.

The formula for a successful media project demands creativity. GeekAtPlay brings the creativity with skill and talent to match. Whatever your project needs, let GeekAtPlay show you how they can make your business a huge success.

Following are just a few of the services they offer: 3D Environments, Film Production, Motion Graphics, Compositing, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Training and Tutorial Creation, Special Effects, Concept Art, Illustration, Matte Painting, Scene Lighting, Rendering, Voice Over, Script Writing, Story Boarding, Podcast Production, etc... If you don't see your need in the list, just ask.

With team members locally and from around the globe, they can scale production to match any budget and need.

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Training Videos

GeekAtPlay Studio offers the 3D Evironment Competition winner its entire Masters Collection of training videos. The first and second runner ups will receive respectively a choice of 10 or 5 Full Training titles.

GeekAtPlay Studio is also happy to offer 1 tutorial title of their choice to all competition finalists.

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Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphic design and illustration markets.

ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics.

ZBrush appeals to a wide audience by providing empowering tools that give users intuitive and visual control over the digital images they create. By providing a unique synthesis of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single stand-alone tool, ZBrush collapses economic and ease-of-use barriers to creating stunning images.

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ZBrush 4R6

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows.

Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world's most advanced tools for today's digital artists.

With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist within. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination.

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Creator of 3D technology and trainings for VFX, QuadSpinner is considered by users and critics to be the best source of learning for realism in VUE and World Machine.

Dedicated to simplistic innovation and sophisticated results, QuadSpinner was founded to make valuable knowledge and progressive assets available to everyone at affordable prices.

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HELIOS - Command the Heavens

This revolutionary atmospherics software will elevate your skies to center stage.

With Helios you can now easily create, light, modify, and animate fully volumetric clouds – realistic towering thunderheads, wispy cirrus, volcano plumes, sandstorms, fog, and even aurora.

QuadSpinner's premier Cloud Library offers scores of artistically crafted clouds to give you ready access to nature's primary cloud types and phenomena.

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GEOGLYPH - Shape the World

The new frontier in terrain design, GeoGlyph will literally shape your worlds.

This professional suite of 51 advanced plugins for World Machine produces exquisite contours, textures, and flows. Many of these unique features are new to World Machine.

This powerhouse collection can create intricate geological formations and breathtaking combinations found in nature. Premium strata, elaborate erosion, plateaus, valleys, peaks, craters, ridges, rivers, archipelagos, blizzards, and more. And all with minimum key strokes and settings.

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In this 7-hour results-oriented intensive, Dax Pandhi shares his secrets on how to achieve photorealistic results in VUE. The revered VUE expert, teacher, and author of Realism in VUE also reveals invaluable steps to reduce render times and budget challenges without compromising quality.

The class is geared to help studios optimize creative direction and technical resources, empowering both the artist and production team.

All presentation topics and techniques have been prepared with large scale productions in mind.

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