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December 15, 2005

Vue 5 xStream for 3DS Max and Maya Pre-Release!


December 15, 2005. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leading developer of natural 3D environment solutions, announced the upcoming availability of the much anticipated xStream (formerly known as xFusion) line of plug-ins. Vue 5 xStream is a suite of plug-ins that enable the seamless integration of Vue environments into Autodesk 3DS Max and Alias Maya projects.
The name xFusion was changed to xStream to avoid any risk of confusion with other products on the market.

Vue 5 xStream: Streamlining Vue Integration!

The Vue 5 xStream suite of plug-ins for Max and Maya enables CG professionals to totally integrate their 3D projects into Vue environments. Thanks to Vue 5 xStream, Vue 5 Infinite environments will become a seamless part of the Max or Maya scenery. In one single render pass, Max or Maya elements will be rendered together with Vue elements, accurately matching shadows, reflections and illumination to deliver totally blended CG footage without requiring any additional effort.

"Vue 5 xStream is our response to the request from CGFX studios for a streamlined solution to integrate Vue environments into their production pipeline. Thanks to xStream, studios can now efficiently reap the benefits of Vue's dedicated natural environment toolset,", said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Expected benefits of the xStream plugins:

  • Vue 5 xStream bridges the gap between e-on software’s acclaimed natural 3D environment software and the industry’s leading 3D applications.
  • Vue 5 xStream streamlines integration by effectively eliminating any need for import/export or compositing processes.
  • Open any Vue 5 Infinite scene directly inside Maya/Max.
  • Blend native objects and animations with the Vue environments, with full 2-way mutual shadow casting, reflection, refraction and lighting. Render everything in a single pass with Maya Mental Ray, Maya software renderer and Max Mental Ray.
  • Get the best of both worlds. Combine the power of your favorite application with Vue’s unique capabilities, like the revolutionary EcoSystem™ technology, the ability to animate entire forests with wind and breeze, SolidGrowth™ vegetation, terrains with infinite levels of detail, volumetric atmospheres and procedural multi-materials.
  • Create and edit Vue environments directly in Maya/Max with the xStream interface*. No need to re-save, re-load or re-import.

    For more information on Vue 5 xStream, please visit

    "Working in Vue 5 xStream is like a dream… It’s hard to believe the detail and quality you can achieve in such a short time, right inside 3DS Max [and Maya]. E-on has come up with a serious piece of software, and it’s going to wind up in every serious animation Studio that uses Max or Maya,", said John Manning, CEO, Blue Planet Studio, Inc.

    Vue 5 xStream is available for 3DS Max 7 and higher and Maya 6 and higher, and is compatible with Max's MentalRay™ and Maya Software and MentalRay renderers. Versions of xStream for LightWave, Cinema 4D and XSI are underway. Other third party renderers are also currently under consideration.

    Vue 5 xStream will ship January 2006. A pre-release version is available immediately for all pre-orders (Window 2000/XP platform only - Maya OS X available shortly). Vue 5 xStream retails at $495. A special “xStream Bundle”, including Vue 5 Infinite and Vue 5 xStream is also available for $995.

    *Requires a separate license of Vue 5 Infinite.

    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. Its award winning Vue product line is used worldwide by the television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.

    E-on software was founded on the premises 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

    503-372-9698 (US)
    +33 1 43 14 28 15 (Europe)