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July 22, 2005

Vue Fusion Streamlines Vue Integration!


July 22, 2005. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in CG environment software, announced the upcoming availability of a suite of plug-ins to enable seamless integration of e-on software Vue environments in Autodesk 3DS Max or Alias Maya scenery. Vue Fusion - the collective name for this suite of plug-ins - will be previewed at Siggraph 2005 in Los Angeles.

Vue Fusion, Integrating Vue 5 Infinite
With revolutionary features such as EcoSystems™, Vue5 Infinite is the leading solution for the creation of elaborate 3D environments. Vue 5 Infinite strongly focuses on power, productivity and inter-operability and naturally integrates and extends major 3D applications (Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, Alias Maya, NewTek LightWave, Maxon Cinema4D and Avid Softimage XSI) to provide a complete, professional natural 3D studio.

The Vue Fusion suite of plug-ins for Max or Maya enable CG professionals to totally integrate their 3D projects into Vue environments. Thanks to Vue Fusion, 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 Fusion is our response to CG FX studios’ call for a streamlined solution to integrate Vue environments into their production. Vue Fusion represents a major step forward for all CG Professionals wanting to improve their production with elaborate 3D environments," said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Following is a hot-list of Vue Fusion features:

  • Load and preview entire Vue environments in the Max or Maya interface.
  • Supports e-on software's revolutionary EcoSystem™ technology.
  • Compatible with Max's MentalRay™ and Maya Software and MentalRay renderers.
  • Uses Vue's render engine for efficient processing of billion-polygon Vue environments.
  • Automatic creation of matching Max/Maya/Vue cameras and lights.
  • Edit Vue 5 Infinite environments directly from within Max or Maya (using the Vue interface*).
  • Reciprocal shadow, reflection and refraction casting between Max/Maya and Vue elements.
  • Vue atmospheres (Standard, Volumetric and Environment Mapping) can be loaded into Max or Maya,

*Requires a separate license of Vue 5 Infinite. Vue objects cannot be edited independently in Max/Maya without prior export from Vue.

A detailed feature list will soon be available at the e-on software website.

Vue Fusion will be released simultaneously for the Macintosh OS X and Windows 2000/XP platforms for Maya, and Windows 2000/XP platform for 3DS Max. Vue Fusion is expected to ship this fall. A version of Vue Fusion for LightWave and Cinema4D is currently under development. Other renderers are under consideration.

Vue Fusion will be demonstrated at Siggraph in LA Convention Center on e-on software’s booth (#824) from August 2 to August 4, 2005.

About e-on software
E-on software was established to develop and promote the highest quality graphics tools. E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of a designer’s creativity. E-on software’s product line includes the award winning Vue natural 3D environment creators, as well as the Ozone 2.0 line of professional atmospheric plug-ins. E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon. Visit their website at

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