E-on software, in association with Nvidia, Wacom, HP, Pixologic, ArtStation, CGChannel, CGSociety, Cornucopia3D, Geekatplay, AsileFX, QuadSpinner, Routledge, Gnomon School, Bournemouth University and Ecole George Melies are honoured to invite you to participate in the “3D Environment Competition 2017”.
With judges that are leading experts in the major fields of the 3D entertainment industry, and with over $30,000 worth in prizes, this competition is the biggest they have ever organised!
Create an image of any kind of environment!
Images can be in any style and genre, realistic or imaginary, as long as the natural environment is visually predominant. You can use imported objects and figures, but keep in mind that the judges will focus primarily on the quality of the 3D landscape.
Main and Academic Categories
For the first time, the competition will have 2 distinct categories, with specific prizes for both.
The main category is opened to every Artist (professionals and hobbyists), and the second category will be dedicated to Students.
To keep things simple, all entrants will submit their entry to the same gallery, however, Students must add an Academic watermark to their submission to be considered for the e-on Academic category.
You may use your application of choice, in combination with any of the e-on software products. This includes any version of VUE (Esprit, Studio, Complete, Infinite or xStream), including the free Personal Learning Edition and the free VUE Pioneer.
The 3D Environment competition is open to everyone, hobbyists and professionals alike. The judging will be based solely on the quality, originality and artistic merit of the images, not on the software used to create them.
In the first stage of the competition, e-on’s Picture of the Day contest team will select 10 finalists from all submissions in each category. The finalists’ images will be displayed on the e-on website, with links to their personal website/gallery. In the second stage, our judges will pick the winners out of the finalists.
Chaos have added cutting-edge features to V-Ray for Modo. Their twin-engine rendering architecture is built to take full advantage of the latest CPU and GPU hardware. Users can now render anything and everything, from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.
This update is free for existing V-Ray 3.x for Modo customers and all new workstations licenses are 20% off until 23rd June 2017.
New in V-Ray 3.5 for Modo
Fast new lighting algorithm that speeds up rendering up to 7x faster in scenes with many lights.
Improved GPU rendering Significant speed improvements, smarter memory management and support for more production features than ever before.
alSurface material General-purpose shader by Anders Langlands with layered SSS and glossy fresnel reflections — popular for skin.
Maxwell licenses V2 and older * are reaching the end of their product support life-cycle. This means you will no longer be able to upgrade these licenses or receive technical support for them.
* Offer includes both license seats and rendernodes. Does not apply to Learning Edition, Student & Faculty licenses.
Why Upgrade Now?
Until June 30th 2017 you will still be able to upgrade older licenses to the latest version Maxwell 4. During this period you will exclusively get an additional 15% off the upgrade price. Upgrading will give you access to all new features and improvements.
What happens to V1 and V2 licenses after the 30th June?
If you have a perpetual license, you can keep using it, however, there will be no technical support or upgrades available. This means old licenses cannot be reallocated or retreived.
What’s Happening With SketchUp Licenses?
From April 21st 2017, there will no longer be an upgrade path from SketchUp 6, 7 or 8. There will also be no renewal option for a maintenance subscription that is more than 3 years past its expiry date.
How Do I Upgrade My License?
If you would like to upgrade your license before the changes, you can do so using the buttons above. If you would like a quote, please contact us.
Just drop us a line or give us a call on 01206 804984. We’re here to help.
Chaos have made some important updates and improvements to V-Ray for SketchUp. Your experience will be smoother and faster, with better results. This update is free to download for all V-Ray 3 for SketchUp users.