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March 14, 2005

E-on Software Ships Vue 5 Infinite!


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March 14, 2005. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in natural environment creation software, announces the immediate availability of the much-anticipated Vue 5 Infinite, for Mac OSX and Windows. Vue 5 Infinite is the newest version of the company’s flagship solution for the creation of natural 3D environments. Specifically designed for graphics professionals, Vue 5 Infinite combines a multitude of cutting edge features such as the revolutionary new EcoSystem™ technology that easily integrate into existing production pipelines.

"Because it excels both as a final rendering engine and as a cooperative tool for high-end 3D and post-production applications, Vue 5 Infinite is the perfect solution for professional CG designers wanting to include natural 3D environments in their production pipeline", said Nicholas Phelps, President of e-on software.

Vue 5 Infinite naturally integrates and extends major 3D applications (Discreet 3D Studio MAX, Alias Maya, NewTek LightWave, Maxon Cinema4D and Avid Softimage XSI) to provide a complete, professional natural 3D studio.

With over 110 new features and product enhancements, Vue 5 Infinite is the most efficient and advanced solution for creating, animating and rendering natural 3D environments.

Following is a list of features available in Vue 5 Infinite:

  • Revolutionary EcoSystem™ technology to populate scenes with millions of animated plants, rocks or objects;
  • Single objects and complete scenes can be exported to major 3D applications, including 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya, Softimage XSI and others;
  • Camera and light synchronization with 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya and Softimage XSI for perfectly matching renders;
  • G-Buffer and Multi-Pass rendering with fully anti-aliased masks for advanced compositing;
  • Multi-layer PSD, RLA and RPF file format support for use with e.g. Discreet Combustion or Adobe After Effects;
  • Procedural Terrains with sub-pixel detail whatever the viewing distance,
  • Plant editing technology with full export capabilities and animation support for simulating the effects of wind through trees;
  • Global Illumination and Radiosity,
  • High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) and Image Based Lighting (IBL),
  • Baking of indirect lighting, advanced illumination controls,
  • SmartGraph™ advanced function and material editor with Full shader customization, advanced time-dependent effects and non photo-realistic rendering;
  • Ultra fast OpenGL-based pre-rendering engine for quick and easy previewing;
  • Hybrid network rendering of single pictures or animations using RenderCow™ technology on Windows and MacOS X, including leveraging Apple RendezVous technology to easily transform a rack of Apple MacOS X Servers into a render farm;
  • AccuShadows™ advanced shadow mapping technologies;
  • Ultra-fast Hybrid 2.5D™ motion-blur rendering engine;
  • Python-based application and scene scripting with full access to hundreds of internal functions and structures for customization and creation of new rendering effects;
  • 3D Text, Metablobs, pre-animated meshes, integrated post-processing, camera switching… and numerous other productivity and feature enhancements.

    A complete product description, a 5’ video presentation and a detailed list of features are available at:

    Vue 5 Infinite retails at $599, with upgrades available from Vue 4 Professional at $149 until March 31, and sidegrades from other e-on software products (see website for details). Educational versions of Vue 5 Infinite are available at $299 for single user licenses (site licensing also available).

    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