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August 7, 2007

E-on Software Ships Vue Release 6.5!


August 7, 2007. Siggraph, San Diego CA: e-on software, makers of Vue, the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, today introduced Release 6.5 of Vue Infinite and Vue xStream for 3DS Max, Cinema4D, LightWave, Maya and XSI.

Vue Infinite and Vue xStream are the company’s flagship solutions for the creation of natural 3D environments. Specifically designed for graphics professionals, these products combine a multitude of cutting edge features that easily integrate into existing production pipelines.

Shipping today, Release 6.5 is free for all Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream owners.

What’s New in Release 6.5?

Release 6.5 of Vue adds a number of breakthrough features to an already impressive list:

  • Create skies with as many overlapping spectral cloud layers as you like for complex and unbelievably realistic cloudscapes!
  • Revolutionary new cloud lighting technology that lets local lights affect spectral atmospheres and clouds (see below)! Create true-to-life thunder storms, search lights or illuminated fly through clouds.
  • Render spectral atmosphere animations significantly faster thanks to the optimized spectral atmosphere anti-flickering technology!

    Sample cloud fly-through showing the effect of lights on the spectral clouds
    10s QuickTime animation (6.3 MB) - Boeing model from Cornucopia3D

    Here are some of the top features already available in Vue 6:

  • EcoSystem 2 technology: paint instances directly onto objects
  • Paint size, color or density of EcoSystems using a pressure sensitive tablet
  • Layered EcoSystems to control individual EcoSystem populations
  • Ultra-realistic spectral atmosphere model
  • Spectral Volume Cloud layers for extremely realistic cloudscapes
  • MetaClouds individual cloud formations
  • SolidGrowth 4 Plant technology that dramatically reduces flickering of distant plants
  • Sub-Surface Scattering: Absorption and Multiple Internal Scattering
  • High amplitude micro-polygon and one-click displacement mapping
  • Radiosity engine optimized for Indoor or infinite scenery
  • Ambient occlusion with user definable occlusion range
  • Omni and directional ventilators for local wind effects of plants and EcoSystems
  • Accurate computation of caustics and Realistic optional "spreading" of the light spectrum in caustics
  • Glaciation, alluvium and dissolve erosion effects
  • Improved rendering speed, up to 130% faster
  • Automatic object instantiation and automatic instantiation of scattered/replicated objects
  • Motion tracking import from Boujou, MatchMover, etc … And a lot more…

    A complete and detailed product description, as well as a new presentation video of both Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream is available at:

    You can see Release 6.5 of Vue in action right now at e-on software’s booth at Siggraph 2007 in San Diego, CA (booth #623).

    Pricing and Availability

    Release 6.5 is available as a free software upgrade for all Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream owners.

    Vue 6 xStream starts at $895, and Vue 6 Infinite starts at $695 (Nodelocked Licenses, Download Versions), with upgrades and educational discounts available (see website for details).

    Site licensing is also available for both products, contact e-on software for further details and pricing information.

    Vue 6 xStream is available in English for Windows 2000/XP/XP64/Vista32/Vista64 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Universal Binary). Vue 6 xStream is compatible with the following renderers: MentalRay for 3DS Max (8 and 9), Maya Software and MentalRay for Maya (Maya 6 to 8.5), Cinema 4D (C4D R9.6 and R10), LightWave (LW9), and Softimage|XSI (5.1 and 6).

    Vue 6 Infinite is available in English on Windows 2000/XP/XP64/Vista32/Vista64 and Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 (Universal Binary).

    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.

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