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April 6, 2010

Vue 8.4 Frontier Adds Native Collada Support for DAZ 3D Models


April 06, 2010. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature and natural 3D environments, today announced the immediate availability of a new revision of Vue 8 Frontier, which adds native import of DAZ 3D models.

"The ability to import DAZ 3D models in the Vue Frontier product represents an exciting new option for users", said Dan Farr, DAZ 3D CEO. "Vue is a great complimentary application for surrounding DAZ 3D models with Digital Nature and producing high-quality, visually appealing, renders."

Vue 8 Frontier is designed for 3D enthusiasts to easily compose character-filled images and video clips. It provides powerful nature creation tools, together with built in Poser and DAZ 3D character rendering.

"We’re excited about the new DAZ 3D import features in Vue 8 Frontier", explained Nicholas Phelps, e-on Software CEO. "Our customers have been requesting this capability given the increasing popularity of DAZ 3D models and use of DAZ Studio with Vue."

Based on the Vue 8 core application, Vue 8 Frontier will import any static* Poser or DAZ 3D model (exported through DAZ|Studio as collada files). Vue 8 Frontier also supports the native shading tree of Poser, so that Poser characters and materials render correctly - with the added beauty of Vue's Radiosity and environments!

Vue 8 Frontier includes a free version of SkinVue 8 that adds the ability to enhance human skin realism. A VuePython powered utility, SkinVue 8 quickly and easily transforms Poser and Daz characters into vivid, realistic models.

Vue 8 Frontier retains the modular architecture of the 3D Enthusiasts and 3D Artists products, to progressively upgrade all the way up to Vue Complete.

* Import of animated meshes is available through the additional 3DImport module for Vue 8.

Pricing and availability

Vue 8.4 Frontier is immediately available in English, German and French, for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 as a 32 and 64 bit application, and on Mac OSX 10.5+ as Universal Binary.

Vue 8.4 Frontier retails at $99, and is available at no additional cost for existing Vue 8 Frontier users.

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. Offering a wide array of Digital Nature products and applications, e-on software provides solutions adapted to every project and budget. E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in features film such as "The Wolf Man", "2012", "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", "GI Joe – The Rise of The Cobra", "The Proposal", "Land Of The Lost", "Terminator 4, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Indiana Jones 4", "Monster Vs Aliens", "Australia", "The Spiderwick Chronicles", "KungFu Panda", "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and TV series such as "Battlestar Gallactica", "Stargate Atlantis" and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section:

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France.

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