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E-on To Ship Ozone 2.0 at Siggraph

LightWave plugin creates atmospheric effects By Dave Nagel
E-on Software has announced Ozone 2.0, the latest version of the company's plugin for LightWave designed to produce atmospheric effects. E-on, the company that also makes the standalone 3D landscape program Vue d'Esprit for OS X, says the software will ship at the Siggraph convention in July. It will be released concurrently for Macintosh and Windows.

According to E-on, version 2.0 will add significant advances in rendering quality and workflow. New features will include

  • New algorithms that emulate the earth's atmosphere.
  • Faster rendering based on new software optimizations.
  • A new volumetric atmosphere system.
  • Animated clouds and sunsets based on user-defined wnd direction and speed.

Ozone 2.0 will ship with more than 100 predefined atmospheres, including daytime, bad weather, sunrise, sunset and night scenes. It also includes 100 cloud shapes.

Version 2.0 includes four plugins: a Master, Image Filter, Pixel Filter and Shader plugin for creating advanced shaders. It will be available in July for $249. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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