Thursday, March 08, 2007

Industrial Light & Magic Upgrades Its Pipeline To Vue 6


e-on software, the leading developer of natural 3D environment solutions, congratulates Industrial Lights & Magic (ILM) for receiving an Oscar© at the latest Academy Awards©. ILM, who produced over 60 shots of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest using e-on software’s Vue to model, texture, animate, light and render the different parts of the natural environment, also received 6 VES (Visual Effect Society) Awards, including “Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture”.

"We are honored that Vue was selected for the production of ILM’s natural environments, delighted by the quality of the resulting works as seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, and very proud that this performance was widely recognized by the special effects industry though an Oscar and 6 VES awards!", said Nicholas Phelps, President of e-on software.

"With Vue, we now have full flexibility to create photo-realistic organic environments digitally. When asked to change the lighting or camera angle, all we have to do is re-render with a different setting!", said Susumu Yukuhiro, Digital Matte Artist at ILM.

ILM blended the live action footage that was shot outdoor with a complete digital environment created using Vue: "Having the ability to sculpt whatever rock formation we desired and cover it in vegetation was extremely valuable and made the job faster!", said said Chris Stoski, Digital Matte Artist at ILM. "A special thanks to the guys at "e-on" for creating a great product! Vue helped us reach our goals on Pirates! It's people like you creating great apps that make technology exciting!"

Industrial Light & Magic is currently updating its production pipeline to the just-released Vue 6.

"With Vue 6, e-on software has capitalized on a great product. Our artists are extremely excited to upgrade to the new version and see what sort of new features they can add to their artistic bag of tricks.", said Curt Miyashiro, Director of Production Technology at ILM.

About Industrial Light & Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a LucasFilm Ltd. company serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects.

Since 1975, ILM has been providing post-production visual effects services to the entertainment industry. Motion pictures, commercials, trailers, music videos and special venue projects have utilized ILM's unequaled artistry in techniques such as model making, matte painting, computer-generated imagery, digital animation and a variety of related processes required in the production of visual effects.

ILM has been awarded 15 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and received 19 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards.

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E-on software wishes to congratulate the entire ILM team and in particular: John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall for their Oscar©, and Chris Stoski, Susumu Yukuhiro, Jack Mongovan, and Greg Salter for the VES Award for "Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture".

About 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 was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France.

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