Press Releases

February 21, 2007


E-on Software Ships Vue 6 xStream and Vue 6 Infinite!


3D ENVIRONMENT SOLUTIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS RELEASED

February 21, 2007. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in natural 3D environment solutions, today announced the release of its professional product line: Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream.
Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream are the newest versions of the company’s flagship solutions for the creation of natural 3D environments. Specifically designed for graphics professionals, Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream combine a multitude of cutting edge features that easily integrate into existing production pipelines. Both Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream are immediately available.


  • Vue 6 Infinite – The Standalone Solution:

    Vue 6 Infinite offers professional CG artists a complete toolset for creating extremely rich and realistic natural environments. It offers an all-round combination of unequaled scenery creation power, advanced rendering and full-featured animation tools.

  • Vue 6 xStream – The Integrated Solution:

    Vue 6 xStream adds the ability to integrate and render your natural 3D environments inside 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave or Cinema 4D (a version for XSI is under development).


"With over 170 new features and product enhancements, we have capitalized on the breakthrough technologies introduced in version 5 and massively improved the benefits that Vue brings to CG studios around the world, as demonstrated by ILM’s recent success at the VES awards *", said Nicholas Phelps, President of e-on software.


* “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s chest” © awarded for
“Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture”


A selection of the new features available in Vue 6 includes:

  • 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 instanciation and automatic instanciation of scattered/replicated objects
  • Motion tracking import from Boujou and MatchMover
    And numerous other productivity and feature enhancements.


    An 8 minute narrated video presentation of Vue 6 is available online at:
    http://www.e-onsoftware.com/vue_infinite


    Pricing and Availability

    Vue 6 xStream starts at $895 (Nodelocked License, Download Version), with upgrades available from Vue 5 xStream bundles at $299, and sidegrades from other e-on software products (see website for details). Educational versions of Vue 6 xStream are available starting at $339 for single user licenses (Nodelocked License, download version).

    Vue 6 Infinite starts at $695 (Nodelocked License, Download Version), with upgrades available from Vue 5 Infinite at $299, and sidegrades from other e-on software products (see website for details). Educational versions of Vue 6 Infinite are available starting at $279 (Nodelocked License, Download Version), for single user licenses.

    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/Vista, for both 32 and 64 bits OS. 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), Cinema 4D (C4D R9.6 and R10) and LightWave (LW9).
    Vue 6 Infinite is available in English on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OSX platforms (Universal Binary), for 32 and 64 bits OS.


    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 http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

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