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e frontier Announces ToolBox BundleFour powerful graphic software programs for $329.99 (March 02, 2006)
e frontier announced that it is now shipping its new graphic software bundle, ToolBox. The specially priced ToolBox includes Poser 6, Shade 8 standard, Vue Easel and the recently released comic and manga drawing software, Manga Studio Debut. This offering was created for the artist and graphic designer who wants the ease, power and seamless integration for figure design, animation, 3D modeling and rendering, atmospheric landscapes and 3D worlds and creating manga-style comics. All the software in the bundle work together to allow artists and designers smooth interaction between the different software. These four products sell separately for $579.96 but are offered together at a savings of 40% at $329.99.
Features of the Individual Software:
Poser allows artists to create complex 3D figures and simple animations that can be used for the web, illustrations, story boards and a variety of projects. Poser 6 comes complete with new male and female figures, libraries of content, Open GL hardware acceleration, ambient occlusion, cartoon outline rendering effects and improved Flash support. (Retail $249.99)
Shade 8 standard
Shade 8 standard features powerful lighting, modeling, shading and rendering tools for 3D art and graphics for use in architectural and interior design, product design and visualization and character modeling and rendering. Shade 8 includes strong modeling tools including polygon mesh editing, integration with Poser, a new Toon renderer, fast Radiosity calculation and an improved Callisto renderer. Shade was created over 20 years ago and is the best selling 3D modeling and rendering software in Japan! (Retail $199.99)
Manga Studio Debut 3.0
This manga and comic book creation software program was designed for aspiring and professional artists. Manga Studio contains everything needed to create high-quality, manga-style comics without the use of other graphic software. e frontier is partnering with TOKYOPOP, the #1 publisher of manga in the U.S, to release Manga Studio 3.0 in the United States.
Some of the features included in Manga Studio 3.0 are the softwares large selection of screen tones, single-click special effects, drag and drop tools, word balloons and floating palettes. Once the manga or comic artwork is completed, it can be printed from any computer, sent to a service bureau for publishing, formatted for the Web or exported for coloring. Manga Studio was originally created in Japan as ComicStudio and has become the #1 selling manga software in Japan and worldwide. (Retail $49.99)
Vue 5 Easel
Vue Easel is easy to use and allows artists to create and animate ultra-realistic 3D environments within seconds. Thanks to the latest techniques in 3D graphics, artists will easily create photo-realistic environments to enhance their projects. (Retail $79.99)
More details of the ToolBox software can be found at the e frontier web site, www.e-frontier. com.
Laslo Vespremi, e frontier's Director of Marketing says," ToolBox is destined to repeat the success of other popular bundles, such as Adobe's Creative Suite, where artist appreciate the power of having all of their tools from one vendor, working together in one powerful integrated package. "
Pricing and Availability:
ToolBox is delivered as four separate physical boxes (no ESD) to the customer and is currently available as for $329.99 from the e frontier website www.e-frontier.com. ToolBox ships for Windows immediately with the Mac version shipping in March 06. The Mac ToolBox can be ordered now.
About e frontier, Inc.
e frontier, Inc., and its subsidiary companies develop and publish a diverse range of software products worldwide, produce quality computer graphic content and publish software-related books and magazines. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with offices in Scotts Valley, CA.
For more information, visit www.e-frontier.com.
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