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December 5, 2014

E-on Software Offers Free Carbon Scatter 2015 Trial!


December 05, 2014. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in Digital Nature technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version for Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, and Maxon Cinema4D.

Derived from e-on software's acclaimed EcoSystem™ technology, Carbon Scatter 2015 is the easiest and most straightforward solution for creating complex and detailed populations using the native instancing technologies of the host application.

Watch the Carbon Scatter 2015 presentation video on Youtube

With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean...), convert to native instances for rendering* without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!

With Carbon Scatter Pro, users can customize plant species directly, for even greater variability and control (see below).

*3ds Max and Cinema4D only

Vegetation Customization with Carbon Scatter Pro

Based on e-on software's renowned procedural plant technology, Carbon Scatter Pro lets the user easily customize any of the plants included with Carbon Scatter, get more plants from and the PlantFactory Nursery and allows creation of their own, unique plant species.

Carbon Scatter Pro is natively compatible with PlantFactory content (even if the user doesn't own PlantFactory).

More information, sample imagery and videos about Carbon Scatter 2015 are available at

Carbon Scatter 2015 Trial Version

The Carbon Scatter Trial Version will install in all supported applications on the end user's system and will allow the rendering of EcoSystem™ populations in all supported renderers.

The Trial Version is a fully functional version of Carbon Scatter 2015, aside from the following limitations:

  • The Trial Version ships with a limited collection of plants and polygonal meshes.
  • Conversion tool is limited to 1000 instances.
  • Saving scenes and network rendering is disabled.

The Carbon Scatter 2015 Trial Version cannot be used for commercial work. Once installed, the Trial Version will work for 30 days.

Even more Environment Power! The Carbon Scatter 2015 Trial can work hand in hand with the Plant Factory PLE offering artists the most powerful and complete vegetation scattering solution in the world!
Read more about Carbon Scatter and Plant Factory working together here.

Compatible applications and renderers:

Rendering of the Carbon Scatter 2015 scene elements is entirely done by the host application's renderer.

  • Carbon Scatter 2015 works with 3ds Max, with native support for MentalRay and V-Ray renderers (3ds Max 2011 to 2015).
  • Carbon Scatter 2015 works with Maya with native support for MentalRay and V-Ray renderers (Maya 2012 to 2015).
  • Carbon Scatter 2015 for Cinema4D works with the native renderer, and will work with all other renderers that are compatible with Cinema4D instances. Such renderers include VrayC4D, Octane or m4d (mental ray for Cinema4D) for instance (Cinema 4D R12 to R16)

The Carbon Scatter 2015 Trial version is available as a free download from

More information about Carbon Scatter can be found at

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, PlantFactory, CloudFactory Ozone and Carbon Scatter). E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as "Dr Strange," "Kubo and the 2 Strings," "Jupiter Ascending," "Minions," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Croods," "Dragons 1&2," "Hunger Games," "Hugo," "Tintin," "Super 8," "Thor," "Avatar," "Clash of the Titans," "Sucker Punch," "Despicable Me 1&2," "The Wolf Man," "2012," "Lovely Bones," "GI Joe The Rise of the Cobra," "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 "Spartacus," "Smallville," "Battlestar Gallactica," "Caprica," "Stargate Atlantis," "Stargate Continuum," "The Vampire Diaries" 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 in research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge, user friendly technologies that produce stunning digital nature scenery.

In 2015, e-on software was acquired by Bentley Systems and now operates as an internal venture subsidiary.

E-on software is based in Paris, France. For more information visit

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