Press Releases

October 6, 2005

New Entry Level Application And Extreme Discounts On the Vue Esprit Line!


October 06, 2005. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in 3D environment creation software, announces the immediate availability of Vue 5 Easel, the new entry level version of it’s award winning Vue product line. Vue 5 Easel will be retailing at a breakthrough pricing of $99 for physical products and $89 for Electronic Download versions with an introductory price tag of $79. In the same time, e-on software also announces an aggressive price drop on the Esprit product line for a limited period of time.

Vue 5 Easel, Create Your Own 3D Worlds!

The Vue product line is recognized worldwide for its amazing ease of use and cutting edge feature set. E-on software provides a line of Vue products for home users (Vue 5 Easel, Esprit and Pro Studio) as well as a set of high-end solutions designed for the professional CG market (Vue 5 Infinite, Ozone and integrated rendering solutions).

Vue 5 Easel is specifically designed for digital artists and hobbyists looking for a simple introduction to 3D. With a rich but incredibly easy-to-use feature set, Vue 5 Easel will let newcomers to 3D create breathtaking images and animations within minutes

"Based on the original paradigm of “load, set and render”, Vue 5 Easel constitutes an ideal introduction to the world of 3D. Vue 5 Easel is fun to learn and easy to use! It's also capable of professional quality results!", said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Vue 5 Easel is the only application under $100 that carries Global Illumination. Thanks to an even easier to use version of EasyGI™ (Vue 5 Esprit Global Illumination technique), the application takes care of all the obscure illumination parameters. This way the user focuses only on the result and not how to get there.

A selection of features in Vue 5 Easel includes:

  • Global Illumination, realistic atmosphere model, lens flares...
  • 22 preset decors
  • 52 ultra realistic SolidGrowth™ vegetation species
  • Over 320 material presets
  • Over 125 preset atmospheres
  • High quality rendering at up to 5 MegaPixels
  • Easy editing of materials
  • True Metablob organic modeling from all Vue Boolean primitives
  • Static Poser 4, 5 and 6 import
  • Camera animation using Dynamic Motion Reaction™ technology
  • Compatible with Cornucopia3D interactive content management technology.

    A complete feature list is available at:

    Vue 5 Easel is available for the Macintosh OS X and Windows 2000/ as a Download Version. Vue 5 Easel is initially available in English and Japanese. German and French versions will follow. Vue 5 Easel retails at $89 (Download Version) with an introductory price of $79 until October 31, 2005.

    Physical products will be added in the store shortly, retailing at $99.
    Vue d’Esprit 4 owners can upgrade to Vue 5 easel at $49 and $59 respectively for the download and the physical products.

    More details available at:

    To summarize, the Vue product line is now available in 4 versions:
    Vue 5 Easel: entry level application designed for newcomers to 3D and seasoned artists.
    Vue 5 Esprit: dedicated to casual artists and home users.
    Vue 5 Pro Studio: aimed at advanced digital artists seeking extended controls over their environments.
    Vue 5 Infinite: the professional solution for CGFX studios.

    From thursday, October 6th, until Monday November 7th, save up to $100 on Vue 5 Esprit! For a one month period, Vue 5 Esprit will retail at $149, and upgrades paths will also be available as follows:
    Vue 5 Esprit, upgrade from Vue 5 Easel: $99 (returns to $149 after November 7th)
    Vue 5 Esprit, upgrade from Vue d’Esprit 4: $99 (returns to $149 after November 7th)

    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. Its award winning Vue product line is used worldwide by the television, architecture, game, science, education and entertainment industries.
    E-on software was founded on the premises 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

    503-372-9698 (US)
    +33 1 43 14 28 15 (Europe)