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Vue 3D Environment Competition 2007 Announced

e-on software announced the second edition of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition" in association with Softimage, Cornucopia3D and 3D WORLD MAGAZINE. The competition is designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.

Any version of Vue, including the free Vue 6 Personal Learning Edition (PLE), can be used to enter the competition. 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 a group of eight prestigious judges representing the different fields of the 3D entertainment industry, this competition is a chance to showcase artistic work as well as to win more than $5,000 in prizes.

The judges include:

* Paul Huston -- digital matte supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic* Takashi Nagasaki -- cto, Polygon Pictures * Eran Dinur -- digital matte artist, LucasFilm Animation * Stephane Belin -- senior concept artist, Electronic Arts * Todd Akita -- technical director, Psyop * Susumu Yukuhiro -- concept artist, Whiskytree * Jim Thacker -- editor, 3D WORLD magazine* Leonard Teo -- product marketing manager, Softimage

The winner of the "Vue 3D Environment Competition 2007" will receive Softimage XSI Essentials (worth $1,995), Vue 6 xStream (worth $1,035) and one-year subscription to 3D WORLD magazine (worth $150).

The first runner up will receive Vue 6 Infinite (worth $735), Softimage XSI Foundation (worth $495), one-year subscription to 3D WORLD magazine ($150), while the second runner up will receive a $200 voucher on Cornucopia3D content.

Submissions start July 2, and end July 31. The winners will be announced at SIGGRAPH in San Diego, on Aug. 7. More information is available

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 is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with a European office in Paris, France.