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December 9, 2009

E-on Software Releases Vue 8 PLE and Trial Versions!


December 09, 2009. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading Digital Nature solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Personal Learning Editions (PLE) of Vue 8 xStream and Vue 8 Infinite, its solutions for CG professionals. E-on software simultaneously announced the availability of trial versions of its products for 3D Artists: Vue 8 Esprit, Vue 8 Studio and Vue 8 Complete.

Vue 8 Personal Learning Edition

Vue 8 Infinite and Vue 8 xStream offer CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments with streamlined integration into any production workflow.

While Vue Infinite is a standalone application, Vue xStream operates seamlessly inside of 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema4D and Softimage.

Key new technologies available in the Vue 8 PLE:

  • Revolutionary 3D Terrain Sculpting Editor,
  • Spectral 3 Atmospheres,
  • New Strata Terrain Fractals,
  • Direct reposing of rigged meshes,
  • Support for V-Ray in Maya,
  • And more (checkout for full details)...

The Vue 8 PLE is a fully functional version of Vue 8 xStream/Infinite. With the PLE, users can:

  • Create complete projects,
  • Save their work and export to other applications,
  • Render stills and animations without size/length limit,
  • Experience Vue’s power directly inside Max/Maya/Softimage/LightWave/Cinema4D,
  • Learn at their own pace (the PLE never expires)!

The Personal Learning Edition ships with a wide selection of Vue 8 presets, as well as the complete PDF Reference Manual.

Users can download the Vue 8 PLE at no charge from

PLE Requirements and Restrictions:

The Vue 8 Personal Learning Edition performs under all versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), and is Mac Intel 32bit only for Macintosh OSX (10.5 and 10.6).

The PLE is for personal, non-commercial use only. Network rendering is disabled, and renders may be watermarked and carry a logo. Files created and saved with the PLE cannot be exchanged with other PLE users and are not compatible with other versions of Vue.

Vue 8 for 3D Artists Trial Versions

Vue 8 Esprit, Vue 8 Studio and Vue 8 Complete provide 3D artists with powerful modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.

The Vue 8 for 3D Artists Trial Version is a fully functional version of Vue 8 Esprit, Studio or Complete, aside from the following limitations:

  • Saving is disabled (scenes, plants, objects, ...),
  • Render resolution is limited to 640x480,
  • Animation length is limited to 5 seconds,
  • Limited content (only a small selection of materials, plants, atmospheres...),
  • Terrain export, standalone rendering and network rendering disabled,
  • The Trial Version will work for 30 days.

Users can download the Vue 8 Trial Versions at no charge from

The Vue 8 Trial Versions perform under all versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), and Universal Binary for Macintosh OSX (10.4 to 10.6).

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 Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", "GI Joe – The Rise of The Cobra", "The Proposal", "Land Of The Lost", "Terminator 4, "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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