E Frontier Image Gallery
Issue: Volume: 29 Issue: 4 (April 2006)

E Frontier Image Gallery

E Frontier Image Gallery

Sunwave 2 By Cube

Murcielago By Bunbun

Virtual Look By Mike Campau

Fei-Fei By Studio Blue Moon

E frontier’s Poser and Shade are tools for the professional digital artist. Yet, their intuitive structure and attractive price make them attractive to novices and newcomers to the world of 3D art and animation. According to Daryl Wise, product marketing manager for E Frontier, nearly half of all Poser and Shade users are professional artists, as opposed to hobbyists.

“There are a number of artists who create fantasy art of inventive landscapes and figures,” Wise says of the user base. “And, some prefer photorealistic, lifelike renderings, and stylized art that is more painterly.” Wise notes that he is unaware of any “signature” look in regard to the images created by Poser and Shade artists, since they tend to use the same types of tools available in other high-end modeling and rendering software-GI, raytracing, path tracing, radiosity, and more. Yet, many of the characters that are incorporated into the final scene can be recognized as popular Poser models, including James, Miki, and Jessi, or specific scenes and props that are available in Shade or the company’s Vue landscape-creator program. “Our users create art, both 2D and motion, that is virtually indistinguishable from photos or motion pictures. A few years ago, this was not possible,” he adds.

Featured on these two pages are images created by Poser and Shade artists. Presently, the company is sponsoring a unique contest challenging participants to correctly choose the real image (a photo) from among four or five highly realistic digital images created in Poser, Shade, or another E frontier 3D application. More images and animations can be found on E frontier’s Web site at www.e-frontier.com/go/community/galleries. - Karen Moltenbrey

Something to Believe In By David Ho

Dark Star By Laura Haskell

Dead City Colony 77 By Robert Czarny


Computer Graphics World April, 2006
Author(s) :   Karen Moltenbrey