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August 2, 2006

E-on Software Lifts The Curtain On Vue 6!


August 2, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leading developer of natural 3D environment solutions, today revealed the new feature set of its forthcoming Vue 6 line of products.
Vue 6 will offer a full range of solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments.

Vue 6 – A New Dawn Is Coming!

  Vue 6 Presentation Video  
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    Vue 6 Infinite.

    Vue 6 is the culmination of almost 15 years of research and development. It provides a host of powerful new features and capabilities, yet retains e-on’s tradition of intuitive workflow and ease of use.
    With over 150 new features and product enhancements, Vue 6 marks e-on software’s continued commitment to offer the best possible tools to its users.

    You can see Vue 6 technologies in action right now at e-on software’s booth at Siggraph 2006 in Boston (booth #1828), or watch the Vue 6 presentation video and discover the exciting new features of Vue 6 xStream, Infinite and Esprit here:

    The different Vue 6 products are designed to meet the varied expectations of Vue’s wide user base: from professional production houses to independent 3D artists. Following is a quick overview of the Vue 6 product line:

    Professional Products:
    • Vue 6 xStream – The Integrated Solution*:

      Vue 6 xStream offers professional CG artists a complete toolset for creating extremely rich and realistic natural environments and rendering them in 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave or Cinema 4D (an XSI version is under development).

      *Vue 6 xStream supersedes the Vue 5 xStream bundle
    • Vue 6 Infinite – The Standalone Solution:

      Vue 6 Infinite offers an all-round combination of unequaled scenery creation power, advanced rendering and full-featured animation tools. Vue 6 Infinite is the ideal tool for architectural visualization, illustration, matte painting and animation.

    Products for 3D Artists:
    • Vue 6 Esprit– The Art of Natural 3D:

      With Vue’s renowned natural 3D tools and unique render quality, artists and illustrators will be creating inspiring 3D art of any style in no time. Vue 6 Esprit – inspiration at first sight!

    • Vue 6 Pro Studio – For the Advanced Artists:

      Vue 6 Pro Studio is designed for advanced digital artists seeking extended control over the creation of complex scenes, while maintaining an intuitive workflow.

    Entry Level Products:
    • Vue 6 Easel – Create your own 3D Worlds:

      Vue 6 Easel is the ideal introduction to 3D scenery. With a rich but incredibly easy-to-use feature set and heaps of content to get you going, Vue 6 Easel will let you create breathtaking images and animations of your own 3D worlds within minutes!

    Here are some of the new features that will be available in Vue 6*:

    • EcoSystems Generation II with interactive real-time EcoSystem painting and layered EcoSystem materials
    • Spectral atmosphere engine with Spectral clouds and MetaCloud technologies
    • Flicker-free SolidGrowth 4 plant technology
    • Ventilators for local wind effects
    • An entirely re-written radiosity engine for fast indoor and outdoor realistic lighting
    • New animation graph editor for precise control over keyframes and time curves
    • Absorption and multiple internal scattering (Sub-Surface Scattering)
    • Large Amplitude displacement mapping
    • Volumetric shaders and HyperTextures
    • Motion Tracking import from Boujou or MatchMover
    • Multi-shape area Lights (convert any object into a light emitter)
    • Re-posing of Poser characters directly inside Vue
    * Not all features are available in all products

    A detailed description of the new features can be found at:

    Following is a summary of the new pricing policy (boxed versions) for the Vue 6 product line:

    Vue 6 xStream: Floating License: $995
    Nodelocked License: $895
    Vue 6 Infinite Floating License: $795
    Nodelocked License: $695
    Vue 6 Pro Studio Full License: $399
    Vue 6 Esprit Full License: $199
    Vue 6 Easel Full License: $99

    Complete upgrade and sidegrade pricing policies (as well as details on the “late buyer” program) are available online at

    E-on software is happy to announce that all customers who buy Vue 5 now will receive a free upgrade to the corresponding version of Vue 6 when it is released.


    Vue 6 xStream will be available in English for Windows 2000/XP and XP64.
    Vue 6 xStream will be released simultaneously for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, LightWave and Maya, as a 32 and 64 bits application, and will be optimized for Windows XP64.

    Vue 6 Infinite will be available in English for Macintosh OS X and Windows 2000/XP.
    Vue 6 Infinite will be released simultaneously as a 32 and 64 bits application, and will be optimized for Power PC, Intel Macs and Windows XP64.

    Vue 6 Pro Studio, Esprit and Easel will be available in English, French, German and Japanese, for Macintosh OS X and Windows 2000/XP.
    Vue 6 Pro Studio, Esprit and Easel will be optimized for Power PC and Intel Macs.

    The complete Vue 6 line of products is scheduled for release in Q3 2006.

    Vue 6 xStream and Vue 6 Infinite will be released first, followed by Vue 6 Esprit, Pro Studio and Easel.

    Check for more information.

    About e-on software
    E-on software is the leading developer of high quality solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. With products specifically targeted for the different market segments, 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 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.

    Visit their website at

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