Press Releases

April 29, 2005

E-on Software Announces Tiger Promotion, and Spotlight Support!


Beaverton, Oregon - April 29, 2005 - e-on software, the leader in 3D environments creation software, is pleased to announce a time-limited promotion on its Esprit product line, in celebration of the release of Tiger.

For one month, customers can benefit from a 20% discount on the Esprit product line (a $50 saving on Vue 5 Esprit or a $80 saving on Vue 5 Pro Studio)!

"Vue 5 rightly deserves its place as the best selling landscape construction program in the world!" said 3D World Magazine (Christmas 2004).

The Vue product line is the leading solution for the creation of natural 3D environments and is used by thousands of professionals around the world to produce ultra realistic CG FX footage.

Vue 5 Esprit succeeds in combining unequaled ease-of-use and creativity with the latest advances in rendering technology. Vue 5 Pro Studio is designed for advanced digital artists seeking extended control over the creation of natural 3D environments.

A selection of the features in the Esprit product line include:

  • Global Illumination and Radiosity with EasyGI™ single slider quality setting,
  • High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) and Image Based Lighting (IBL),
  • Procedural Terrains with sub-pixel detail whatever the viewing distance,
  • Direct Poser import (with textures),
  • Advanced atmospheric engine, advanced lighting controls (Pro Studio only),
  • Ultra-realistic 3D tree and plant technology, with plant edition technology (Pro Studio only),
  • SmartGraph™ Function and Material Editor,
  • Metablobs from all primitives for improved organic modeling,
  • Complete 3D Text editing capability for high quality video and titling effects,
  • Integrated post-processing and camera switching,
  • Animated Poser import with dynamic cloth and hair (Pro Studio only),
  • Pre-animated Mesh Support,
  • Network rendering of animations, with up to 5 render nodes (Pro Studio only),
  • Advanced OpenGL Previewing…

A complete and detailed list of features is available here.

From April 29,2005 through May 31,2005, Vue 5 Esprit will be available for $199 instead of $249, and Vue 5 Pro Studio for $319 instead of $399.

E-On Software In The Starting Blocks For Tiger

Beaverton, Oregon - April 29, 2005 - e-on software, the leader in 3D scenery creation software, today announced its successful Vue line of products has been optimized to support Mac OS X Tiger.
E-on software also announced the immediate availability of the free MetaVue™ plug-in for Spotlight. MetaVue™ will enable Mac OS X Tiger users to manage their Vue resources with unprecedented efficiency.

"E-on software is happy to be among the first to reap the benefits of Mac OS X Tiger particularly the Spotlight technology. This demonstrates our commitment to providing our users with the best possible tools for the Macintosh OS X platform",said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

"Hundreds of breakthrough new features, like Dashboard and Spotlight, make Tiger the most advanced operating system in the world", said Ron Okamoto, Apple¹s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're excited to see e-on use Tiger innovation to enable Mac users to create stunning natural 3D environments".

The Vue product line is the leading solution for the creation of natural 3D environments and is used by thousands of studios around the world to produce convincing CG FX footage.
Vue comes in 3 versions, Esprit, Pro Studio and the revolutionary new Vue 5 Infinite. All versions of e-on software products are designed to make the best of Mac OS X Tiger (and earlier versions).

Thanks to the use of the dedicated MetaVue™ plug-in for Mac OS X Tiger, Vue users will gain instant access to Vue-related information on their system.

The MetaVue™ plug-in extracts meta-data from the following files:

  • scene files (.vue files)
  • plants (.veg files)
  • objects (.vob files)
  • atmospheres (.atm files)
  • color maps (.clr files)
  • filters (.flt files)
  • functions (.fnc files)
  • materials (.mat files)

The MetaVue™ plug-in can be downloaded for free here.

To celebrate Tiger's release, e-on software will be offering a special discount on Vue 5 Esprit and Vue 5 Pro Studio.

Starting on April 29,2005 until May 31,2005, Vue 5 Esprit will be available for $199 only, and Vue 5 Pro Studio for $350, a saving of $50 off the regular price.

About e-on software
E-on software was established to develop and promote the highest quality graphics tools. E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of a designer’s creativity. E-on software’s product line includes the award winning Vue natural 3D environment creators, as well as the Ozone 2.0 line of professional atmospheric plug-ins. E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon. Visit their website at