Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Vue 3D Environment Competition 2010


June 8, 2010. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in association with Pixologic, 3D Total, Ballistic Publishing, 3D World Magazine, CG Society, and Cornucopia3D , today announced the fifth edition of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.

Any version of Vue - including the Pioneer and the Personal Learning Edition (PLE) which are available at no charge- can be used to enter the competition (standalone or in combination with any other 3D application).

Judging will be based solely on the quality, realism and artistic merit of the entries, not on the version of Vue used to create them.

With 8 prestigious judges representing the different fields of the 3D Industry, this competition is a unique chance for anybody to see their work exposed to the eyes of industry experts, as well as winning an extensive set of 3D tools and resources.

Get Noticed!

The "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2010" judges are all leading figures in the world of 3D graphics, representing the Motion Picture, Game, Media and Broadcast industries:

  • Paul Huston – Digital Matte Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic
  • Scott Brisbane – Digital Matte Painter, Dreamworks Animation
  • Dark Hoffmann – Freelance Digital Artist, Entity FX
  • Eran Dinur – Senior Digital Artist, Framstore
  • Stephane Belin – Senior Concept Artist, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Susumu Yukuhiro – Matte Painting Supervisor, Whiskytree
  • Tom Greenway – Editor, 3DTotal.com
  • Steve Jarratt – Editor, 3D World magazine

Win an Extensive Set of 3D Tools and Resources!

The winner of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2010" will receive over $4,500 worth of prizes including: Vue 8.5 xStream ($1,495), a 3D Total Mega Bundle (>$1500), Carbon Scatter, Pixologic Zbrush 3.5 + Free upgrade to ZBrush 4 ($595), d'Artiste Character Modeling Volume 1, 2 & 3 ($225), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), $100 voucher on Cornucopia3D content, 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), and a 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95).

The first runner up will receive Vue 8.5 Infinite ($895), Pixologic Zbrush 3.5 + Free upgrade to ZBrush 4 ($595), d'Artiste Digital Painting Volume 1 & 2 ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), $75 voucher on Cornucopia3D content and a 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95).

The second runner up will Vue 8 Complete ($599), 1 year subscription to 3D World magazine ($150), 1 year subscription to 3D Creative and 2D Artist magazines ($81.2), d'Artiste Concept Art ($75), $50 voucher on Cornucopia3D content and 1 year CGSociety Membership ($29.95)

Submissions start June 8, 2010 and end July 18, 2010.

The winners of the competition will be announced at the Siggraph show, in Los Angeles, on July 27, 2010.

More information and submission guidelines are available at: www.e-onsoftware.com/competition

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. 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 features film such as "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" and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section: www.e-onsoftware.com/spotlight.

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, user friendly technologies that produce stunning Digital Nature scenery.

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

Visit their website at http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

About Pixologic

Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated - www.pixologic.com develops and markets innovative software products for digital artists. The privately funded company is based in Los Angeles, California, with Research and Development located in Silicon Valley.

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.

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

About 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 19 Total Textures DVDs, 4 '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 (www.2dartistmag.com) and 3DCreative (www.3dcreativemag.com).

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

About 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).

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

About CG Society

The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGS supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art.

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

About 3D World Magazine

3D World's main attraction is a high-quality, 116 pages 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.

About Cornucopia3D

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

On 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!

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