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September 30, 2004

E-on Software Ships Vue 5 Esprit!


September 30, 2004. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leading developer of 3D natural scenery solutions, announces the immediate availability of Vue 5 Esprit for MacOS X and Windows. Vue 5 Esprit is the newest addition to e-on software's line of products for casual and advanced digital artists.

"Vue 5 Esprit represents a major technological advance in the creation and rendering of Natural 3D Art. But Vue isn't only about amazing technology, it's about the natural world and letting digital artists decide how much of it they want in their work without having to fight an interface! Come and see the 3' video presentation on our website and see what can be done!", said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Vue 5 Esprit provides the most complete and affordable solution for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D scenery! It excels at combining unequaled ease-of-use and creativity with the latest advances in rendering technology.

Superb image quality, incredible render speed and unbeatable ease-of-use comfort Vue as the world leader in natural 3D scenery software!

Vue 5 Esprit will maintain compatibility with Mover 5, e-on software's popular animation expansion pack for Vue d'Esprit 4 and Vue 4 Professional.

A selection of the new features in Vue 5 Esprit includes:

  • Global Illumination and Radiosity with EasyGI™ single slider quality setting,
  • High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) and Image Based Lighting (IBL),
  • Procedural Terrains with sub-pixel detail whatever the viewing distance,
  • Advanced atmospheric engine,
  • Ultra-realistic 3D tree and plant technology,
  • SmartGraph™ Function and Material Editor
  • Metablobs from all primitives for improved organic modeling,
  • Complete 3D Text editing capability for high quality video and titling effects,
  • Integrated post-processing and camera switching,
  • Pre-animated Mesh Support
  • Advanced OpenGL Previewing
  • Numerous productivity and feature enhancements.

A complete product description, a 3’ video presentation and a detailed list of features are available at:

The full version of Vue 5 Esprit ships on 2 CDs bursting with 50+ SolidGrowth™ 3 trees and plants, over 160 atmospheres, 460 materials, 250 high quality fully textured 3D objects and over 70 example scenes made by Vue master artists.

A 340 page printed manual, a bookmark and a quick reference card are also included.
Users will also receive a free $50 voucher for use in Cornucopia3D®, e-on software’s upcoming Vue-content store.

Vue 5 Esprit maintains compatibility with Mover 5, e-on software’s popular animation expansion pack for the Vue product line. With Mover 5, users can easily include animated Poser content, network rendering and advanced animation effects.

Vue 5 Esprit is initially released in English. German, French and Japanese versions will follow. The price for Vue 5 Esprit Full version is $249.

Vue d’Esprit 4 owners are able to upgrade to Vue 5 Esprit for $149. Users who bought Vue d’Esprit 4 after October 1st 2003 benefit from a preferred upgrading fee of $129.

A $99 sidegrade is available for Vue 4 Professional owners eager to lay their hands on the next version of Vue.

Educational versions of Vue 5 Esprit are available at $199 (full product) and $99 (upgrade from Vue d'Esprit 4).

Vue 5 Professional is expected before end 2004.

About e-on software's product line
Easy to use and productive, the Vue product line offers solutions for professional users as well as hobbyists wanting to create still or animated natural 3D environments.

Vue 4 Professional combines ease of use with the underlying power of a high quality renderer cutting-edge features such as synchronization with all major 3D applications, full compositing options and G-Buffer support, advanced wind and breeze simulation, hybrid network rendering, full import/export options and a highly productive interface, Vue 4 Professional is available for $599, with academic versions available from $199.

Mover 5 for Windows and Mac OS X expands on the already powerful animation in e-on software's Vue/Esprit and Vue/Professional, allowing for inclusion of fully animated digital characters, enhanced, new motion effects, and network rendering. Mover 5 for Windows and Mac OS X is available for $99 and will be compatible with the Vue 5 product line.

Ozone 2.0 for Windows and Mac OS X is the most complete, elaborate and productive solution for creating realistic (or surrealistic) skies and atmospheres in Cinema 4D and LightWave. Ozone 2.0 is available from $199.

About e-on software
Founded in 1997, 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 d'Esprit 4, Vue 4 Professional and 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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