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Announcing the “3D Character Rendering Challenge 2010”!

e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in partnership with DAZ 3D, a leading provider of character solutions along with 3D Artist Magazine and Cornucopia3D, are pleased to announce the “3D Character Rendering Challenge 2010”.

Announcing the “3D Character Rendering Challenge 2010”!

Press Release from e-on Software

Beaverton, Oregon, September 7, 2010 : e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, in partnership with DAZ 3D, a leading provider of character solutions along with 3D Artist Magazine and Cornucopia3D, are pleased to announce the “3D Character Rendering Challenge 2010”; giving both professional and casual artists the opportunity to showcase their 3D character creation and rendering skills, and a chance to win a copy of the soon-to-be-released Vue 9 Complete, Vue 9 Studio or Vue 9 Esprit along with many other prizes.

Because a world is nothing without its inhabitants!

“Vue is renown for its natural rendering capabilities and we’ve been running an annual environment competition for several years now. But Vue is also widely used throughout the graphics community for top quality character rendering. We decided that it was time to give tribute to this thriving art-style by organizing a sister competition, specifically focused on this form of art, and we’re happy to partner with DAZ 3D to make this a major event”, said Matt Riveccie, Communication Manager at e-on software

Any version of Vue - including the free Pioneer and Personal Learning Edition (PLE) - can be used to enter the competition, in conjunction with other products such as Poser or the free DAZ Studio.

“DAZ Studio 3 and Vue provide a terrific combination for 3D Character rendering!”, said Steve Kondris, Director, Sales & Marketing at DAZ Productions. “We’re certainly looking forward to the outcome of this first challenge, since it will emphasize how well these 2 products work together.”

Judging will be performed by Sarah Slee, Deputy Editor at 3D Artist Magazine. Judging will be based solely on the quality, realism and artistic merit of the entries, not on the software products used to create them.

“Vue’s ability to create vivid, breathtaking environments along with DAZ 3D’s character applications and content provides a proven platform for creating rich, character-filled scenery. Having two of the major players in the 3D Artist market team up for this contest is a very positive development and we’re excited to participate in this contest”, said Sarah Slee, Deputy Editor at 3D Artist Magazine.

Win the Perfect 3D Character Rendering Toolkit!

The winner of the “3D Character Rendering Challenge 2010” will receive over $1,650 worth of prizes including: Vue 9 Complete* ($599), Carrara 8 Pro ($549.95), DAZ Studio 3 Advanced ($149.95), 1 year subscription to 3D Artist magazine ($130), 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership ($99.95), 1 year DAZ 3D Platinum Club Membership ($99.95) and SkinVue for Vue 9 ($29.95).

The first runner up will receive Vue 9 Studio* ($399), DAZ Studio 3 Advanced ($149.95), 1 year subscription to 3D Artist magazine ($130), 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership ($99.95), 1 year DAZ 3D Platinum Club Membership ($99.95) and SkinVue for Vue 9 ($29.95).

The second runner up will receive Vue 9 Esprit* ($199), DAZ Studio 3 Advanced ($149.95), 1 year subscription to 3D Artist magazine ($130), 1 year Cornucopia3D C-Club Membership ($99.95), 1 year DAZ 3D Platinum Club Membership ($99.95) and SkinVue for Vue 9 ($29.95).

Submissions start September 7, 2010 and end October 4, 2010.

The winners of the competition will be announced on October 15, 2010.

More information and submission guidelines are available at:

www.e-onsoftware.com/competition

Vue 9 Complete, Studio and Esprit are expected to ship by the end of Q4, 2010. Prizes will ship when product is released.

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 technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.

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 DAZ 3D

DAZ Productions is a market leader in 3D software and digital content creation. The company's model library is renowned for its high-quality 3D content at the industry's most competitive prices.

DAZ 3D also develops powerful software applications that support its content, including Bryce®, a 3D environment and animation package; Carrara™, a complete 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution; DAZ Studio™, a free 3D digital art creation tool; Hexagon™, polygonal modeling software for the creation of 'ready-to-render' 3D models; and Mimic™, a lip-synching application.

For more information about DAZ 3D, please visit http://www.daz3d.com

About 3D Artist Magazine

3D Artist magazine is an exciting and imaginative publication aimed at artists of all levels. Every issue we feature how-tos for inspirational images, interviews with industry insiders and behind-the-scenes access on major 3D projects.

3D Artist covers all disciplines, from TV and architecture, to vehicle and character design, so you’re sure to find tutorials, interviews and more to suit your interests every month. If you run into trouble with one of your designs, then our experts are on hand to answer your software-specific questions and queries. Meanwhile, our dedicated gallery and community section showcases the best and brightest talent the industry has to offer.

Every issue of 3D Artist magazine comes with a free cover disc that’s packed full of handy pieces of software, videos and tutorial files. To get your hands on a copy of the magazine, visit www.imagineshop.co.uk.  If you’d like to be part of the 3D Artist community then share your thoughts and latest work over at www.3dartistonline.com.

About 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!

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

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