Press Release from e-on software
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY AND KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY SIGN ON AS INAUGURAL MEMBERS
June 17, 2010.
Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the formation of a new program aimed at promoting the use and instruction of Vue and e-on software products at higher education universities and computer graphics institutions.
The Authorized Training Center (ATC) program includes a number of specific elements tailored for higher education institutions that make it easier and much more affordable to incorporate Vue within a computer graphics curriculum.
“As Vue becomes more widely used throughout the professional computer graphics community, we have seen increasing demand to support the leading CG schools and universities to train the next generation of aspiring CG professionals,” said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software. “We are extremely pleased to have the highly acclaimed institutions, Academy of Art University and Kansas State University, as inaugural members of this important new program.”
“We are offering Vue classes and training as part of our CG curriculum beginning this fall 2010,” said Jason Patnode, Maya Lead Instructor at the San Francisco, California based Academy of Art University. “A number of our students have already used Vue with great success in their CG environment projects and we intend to make Vue more widely available across the student community.”
“Increasingly, the marriage of CAD Architecture with CG Digital Nature is becoming a mainstream requirement for presenting and showcasing designs,” explained Will Yankey, Professor of Architecture at Kansas State University. “The new e-on ATC program is exactly what we were looking for as we would like to make Vue more pervasive for student projects within the College of Architecture.”
Key ATC Program Benefits
The following represents some of the key benefits of the new ATC program:
Accredited, higher education institutions are invited to apply for acceptance into the e-on ATC program. Further information and details along with the ATC program application can be found at: http://www.e-onsoftware.com/ATC 
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 is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France.
Visit their website at http://www.e-onsoftware.com .
About Academy of Art University
Established in 1929, the Academy of Art University has more than 16,000 students, making it the largest private school of art and design in the United States. Offering state-of-the-art facilities and a world renowned faculty, students have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 30 areas of academic emphasis. The best animation and CG companies recruit the Academy’s graduates because it is one of the top animation schools in the nation. In addition, the Academy offers the best resources and instructors from top companies like Pixar and Industrial Light & Magic.
About Kansas State University
Kansas State University, established in 1858, ranks as one of the premiere schools of higher learning in the United States with more than 23,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. The College of Architecture, Planning, and Design is one of the most visionary and highly acclaimed design schools in the nation with accredited professional programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning.