The 2002 Vue d'Esprit contest!
Renderosity, e-on Software, Eovia Software, Pixologic Software and Trillium36
You can win one of the following:
Vue 4 is the ideal tool for realistic 3D scenery and animation. It features a completely new interface design optimized for ease-of-use and productivity. Vue dEsprit 4 comes with 2 CDs, bursting with numerous trees and plants, atmospheres, types of clouds, materials, high quality fully textured 3D objects and over 50 example scenes made by Vue master artists.
Carrara Studio™ - The Complete, Accessible and Productive 3D Solution for the creative user in the fields of Web, Print and Video. Available for Macintosh and Windows, Carrara Studio 2 is one of the most popular 3D graphics applications for modeling, animation, rendering, and special effects.
ZBrush The award-winning digital art creation program, features a comprehensive collection of painting, texturing and sculpting tools. Building upon ZBrush's current success and popularity, Pixologic just released ZBrush v1.5 -- a new version which provides new tools and enhancements in nearly every facet and feature.
Hoover's The Botanical is a beautifully and meticulously detailed collection of 80 different plant objects containing individual image maps for each leaf, petal and stem. Most leaves have additional bump maps as well. Each flower and plant is very photo-realistically modeled and surfaced and obviously well researched.