What Can E-on Products Do for Me?
Solutions for CG Professional
Offers CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow.
Solutions for Architecture
Solutions for 3D Artists and 3D Enthusiasts
Provides 3D artists with powerful modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.
Industry Specific Solutions
EcoSystems with wind and breeze animation, EcoSystem painting, animated Spectral atmospheres with volumetric clouds, GI and radiosity baking, open ocean shaders, fast 2.5 motion blur, time curves with custom tangents and interpolation... VUE adds professional environment animation tools to your production pipeline.
Make your architectural projects come alive with beautiful natural surroundings and real-world atmospheres. Produce ultra realistic renders with global illumination, fast indoor/outdoor radiosity, image-based lighting and HDRI support.
If you need to create large-scale, extremely detailed natural sceneries, then VUE is the obvious choice. With innovative tools like EcoSystems and eco-painting, SolidGrowth vegetation, procedural terrains, Spectral atmospheres, MetaClouds and extensive multi-pass rendering, VUE is a matte painter’s heaven.
Advertisement, science fiction, children’s books, geographical illustrations, package design, fantasy art... See why so many artists around the world use VUE as their creative tool of choice.
Whether you design jewelry, furniture or cars, you need to present your models in the most impressive way. VUE is the perfect complement for CAD programs, because it makes importing, setting up, lighting and rendering quick and straight-forward, yet produces stunning high-end photorealistic results.
With VUE, you can create and edit highly detailed terrains with USGS DEM elevation data or height maps, and interactively cover them with millions of plants and rocks thanks to the revolutionary EcoSystem painting technology.
Introduce your students to the exciting world of natural 3D with a program that’s easy to learn, fun to play with, and instantly rewarding. VUE is also a superb educational tool for geography, science and art.
Animation for Film, Broadcast, and Multimedia
Animating Natural Environments in a Breeze…
Imagine a forest, with trees realistically swaying in the wind. Not 10 or 50 or 100 trees. A real forest, with hundreds of thousands of animated trees...
Imagine an airplane flying at high speed over a gorgeous range of mountains and canyons, dotted with rocks and plants. A terrain that stretches on and on, seemingly endless, yet always detailed and realistic…
How long will it take you to create, set up and animate such sequences in your 3D application?
VUE lets you do all this in a breeze. It offers a dedicated toolset that’s specifically designed to handle extremely complex, high-poly natural 3D environments.
Choose either Infinite, the stand-alone version with professional compositing and synchronization tools, or xStream, the integrated solution, which lets you create and animate VUE environments directly inside 3ds Max, Maya, Lightwave, Cinema 4D and Softimage.
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Tools for Animating 3D Nature
The EcoSystem revolution
Instantly populate your scenes with hundreds of thousands of wind-swept plants, rocks, objects or animated meshes. Interactively paint, erase and modify EcoSystems.
Animate SolidGrowth plants with breeze and wind, globally or per-plant. Breeze settings include random pulsations, gusts of wind and fluttering of leaves. Add omni and directional ventilators for local wind effects.
Procedural terrains can be stretched to any size, yet display an unlimited level of detail. More detail is dynamically added closer to the camera.
Animate all atmospheric elements (shifting volumetric clouds, twinkling stars, fog, haze, sunlight, etc…). Spectral atmospheres automatically react to the position of the sun, for ultra-realistic sunsets and time lapse animations.
Standard keyframing and motion design
Use standard animation tools like automatic or manual keyframing, time curves, move/copy/paste keyframes, tangents & interpolation, look-at constraints and ease in/out.
The Motion Designer automates the animation process for various types of vehicles by accurately following terrain elevations and adding secondary motion like spin, bank and vibration.
High-end rendering power
Light your animations with area lights, GI, radiosity and HDR image-based lighting. Speed-up render times with illumination baking, fast soft shadows, 2.5D motion blur and full network rendering.
Professional compositing tools
Export G-buffer renders as RLA or RPF for video compositing. Produce multi-pass renders in PDF format. Synchronize cameras and lights with major 3D applications.
A Complete Solution for Architectural Rendering
Cad applications are invaluable for drafting and design, but might fall short on render quality. Other 3D programs may offer high-end rendering, but usually have a steep learning curve and lack the tools you need to easily set up natural surroundings.
VUE offers a complete solution for architects and visualization artists. It effectively combines a full-featured professional render engine with Vue’s renowned ease of use.
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Import your models
VUE imports most major 3D formats, so you can continue drafting and modeling in your favorite application without worrying about compatibility issues. You can import your models, complete with mapping and texturing information.
Any modification done in the CAD app will be dynamically updated in VUE. Objects can also be decimated to create low-poly proxies, which can then be instantly replaced back with the hi-res model for final render.
Apply realistic materials
In addition to standard bitmaps, VUE features easy to use procedural materials, especially suited for irregular surfaces like stucco, stone, ground, moss and grass.
The advantage of procedural materials is that they never suffer from the tiling and distortion problems associated with bitmaps.
VUE comes with over 480 high quality preset materials in various categories (Rock, tiles, bricks, glass, water…).
With Vue, there’s no need to purchase expensive 3D trees, no need to re-use the same plant model over and over again, and no problems with polygon-heavy vegetation that slows down your system and workflow.
All of the included preset plant species are instantly grown inside the software using e-on’s unique SolidGrowth technology, meaning that no two plants of the same species look exactly alike.
This powerful new technology is especially handy for quickly covering surfaces with a very large number of plants and rocks.
EcoSystems work just like standard materials, so you can easily create pebble and stone beds, realistic grass, gardens and woods with just a couple of clicks.
Interactively paint* EcoSystems exactly where you need them. Erase, modify and color EcoSystems on the fly.
Add realistic atmospheres
Unlike sky photos, Spectral atmospheres form an integral part of the lighting scheme. For instance, if you change the sun’s position from midday to afternoon, not only will the lighting change, but also the appearance of the sky and 3D clouds.
Easily select any one of the 160 preset atmospheres to quickly test your model’s appearance in various daytime and weather conditions.
Of course, you can still use background photos if you want to!
Create photorealistic renders
Vue’s render engine offers high-end features for ultimate realism and quality. With technologies such as global illumination, radiosity and image-based lighting, it simulates the effects of indirect illumination (both outdoor and indoor), and adds complexity and depth to flat surfaces that are so common in architecture.
* Infinite & xStream only
All the Detail You’ll Ever Want
As a matte painter, you know how hard it is to create rich and detailed natural scenery. Jungles, forests, terrains… reproducing the complexity of nature requires a lot of work and attention to detail. And if you do it in 3D, it will also require huge polygon counts, which will slow most 3D programs to a crawl.
VUE is a matte painter’s heaven. With sophisticated features such as EcoSystem painting, procedural terrains, Spectral atmospheres, and SolidGrowth plants, it handles even the most demanding, highly-detailed environments with unmatched ease. Give it a go, and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
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The Power of VUE - From the Ground Up
Whether you use 3D landscapes as a base for further 2D painting, or create everything in 3D, whether you just need a few trees in the foreground or want to produce a gigantic forest and mountain panorama, VUE will do the job.
Here’s an example of a typical workflow for matte painting:
Shaping the landscape
Choose standard terrains for easy manipulation and editing.
Use pressure-sensitive brushes to interactively carve the terrain or add geological features such as erosion.
Use procedural terrains for unlimited level of detail (dynamically updated depending on the distance from the camera).
Adding the detail
Vue’s revolutionary EcoSystem technology has set new standards for 3D programs. EcoSystem generation 2 takes this revolution even further, with interactive EcoSystem painting and editing (using mouse or pressure-sensitive tablet).
Plants trees and rocks are procedurally “grown” inside the software, which means that no two plants of the same species look exactly alike.
Setting up the lighting and atmosphere
Choose from standard, volumetric, Spectral or environment based atmospheric models.
Add fully three-dimensional volumetric clouds.
Render your scenes with global illumination, radiosity, image based lighting, DOF and soft shadows.
Synching and compositing
Use the built-in camera synchronization plugins to match VUE renders with external footage. Generate G-buffer information as RLA or RPF files. Generate multi-pass renders as multi-layered Photoshop files.
Network rendering of hi-res images
HyperVue™ automatically handles the network rendering of large images by distributing tiles to the render nodes on your network.
* VUE xStream only.
Art and Illustration
Set Your Imagination Free!
As an artist, you want to realize your visions without being bogged down by cryptic menus and steep learning curves. To be artistic rather than technical. To create rather than figure out how to use the software. To get the best of 3D without the headache:)
VUE is widely used by artists around the world because it provides that perfect balance between a rich feature set and unmatched ease of use. And it comes in 3 different families, so whether you are a 3D enthusiast, a 3D artist or a CG professional, you’ll find the right program to fit your needs.
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A Rich Toolset for the Creative Mind
Mood and lighting
Whether you produce dreamy fantasy art, brightly lit landscapes, ominous sci-fi worlds, or cool urban cityscapes, Vue's advanced lighting options and extensive atmospheric features give you full control over the mood and character of your art.
Vue's render engine is equipped with the latest high-end technologies such as global illumination, HDRI image based lighting, area lights and soft shadows. It is flexible enough to output a variety of styles, from soft “painterly” images to crisp realism.
Rich, enticing art
E-on’s unique SolidGrowth plants are grown inside the software. This means that each and every plant of the same species will be uniquely different.
Using the revolutionary EcoSystem technology, you can easily create immensely detailed scenes that would be virtually impossible to achieve otherwise.
Tight Poser integration
If you are a Poser artist, you’ll appreciate Vue’s full support for Poser: dynamic hair and cloth, re-posing inside Vue, rendering using the Poser shader tree and animated scenes import. Create beautiful and evocative surroundings for your digital Poser characters!
Multi-layer Photoshop export*
The multi-pass render in VUE Infinite lets you easily separate each element or object in your scene, and automatically render a multi-layer Photoshop file, ready for post processing and compositing. The outmost convenience for combining 3D and 2D art!
* Depending on version.
Product Visualization and Design
The Perfect Companion to Your CAD Program
If you design and model your products in CAD applications, you need a professional-quality render platform. But you definitely don't need a steep learning curve!
VUE offers an attractive balance between state-of-the-art rendering features and immediate usability that make it a true alternative to high-priced rendering applications.
With Vue, you can easily import fully textured models (or take advantage of Vue’s own powerful material editor), quickly set up the lighting and rendering options, and produce stunning product presentations in no time.
Get Stunning Renders – Easily!
Producing high-quality renders that show the best of your product design often becomes a daunting task with most 3D applications. Setting up the lighting and tweaking hundreds of render parameters can be frustrating and time consuming. VUE features innovative technologies that make it easy and straight forward.
Fast and easy indirect illumination
Vue’s renderer is equipped with today’s newest technologies: GI, radiosity, area lights, image based lighting and HDRI support. Thanks to e-on’s EasyGI™, getting all settings right is as easy as moving a single slider.
Realistic Fresnel glass and water, sub-surface scattering, high amplitude displacement, blurred reflections, glossy paint effects… Choose from a large library of preset materials or custom-create your own shaders.
Realistic natural environments
For outdoor renders, there simply is no match to Vue. Easily set up natural environments with SolidGrowth™ vegetation, EcoSystems™, Spectral atmospheres and procedural terrains. Quickly change lighting and atmospheres to visualize the product in different daytime and weather conditions.
Detailed natural landscapes with high-resolution terrains and realistic vegetation can quickly reach huge polygon counts. While most 3D programs crack under such load, VUE is designed to handle billions of polygons with ease.
VUE offers high-end tools for creating and editing terrains, scattering vegetation and rendering truly spectacular, realistic environments.
If you create landscape visualizations for civil engineering, land planning, environmental or geographical research, you’ll love the extensive toolset and ease of use of Vue!
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Advanced Tools for Detailed Environments
Terrains can be generated using USGS DEM elevation data, grayscale height maps, or created based on geological characteristics.
Procedural terrains display an unlimited level of detail that is dynamically added as the camera moves closer.
All terrain types can be interactively carved and shaped in 3D. In addition, over 20 geological features such as alluvium, glaciation, fluvial erosion and plateaus can be applied, either globally, or by “painting” them directly over the terrain surface.
SolidGrowth 3D trees and plants look realistic and detailed, yet are lightweight and easy to manage.
SolidGrowth plants are grown inside the software, so no two plants of the same species look exactly alike.
The plant editor lets you modify existing species, or create entirely new ones.
This revolutionary technology is a true life-saver when you need to cover large areas with vegetation and rocks (or any other object for that matter).
Paint EcoSystems directly over the terrains. Erase, rescale and color EcoSystems on the fly.
EcoSystems are designed to handle hundreds of thousands of objects with ease, and can be saved and re-used just like standard materials. Mix any number of EcoSystem layers to create vegetation and ground cover that vary according to altitude, slope or orientation.
A highly sophisticated material editor lets you create detailed natural rock and grass textures that respond to altitude, slope and orientation.
Render photorealistic water with accurate transparency and reflectivity, as well as surface and depth colors with adjustable murkiness.
Add stunning atmospheres with volumetric cloud layers, stars, rainbows, ice rings and realistic fog and haze.
Achieve photorealistic lighting with global illumination, radiosity, image based lighting and HDRI.
Import objects in all the standard 3D formats. Export plants, terrains, atmospheres and full scenes.
Take advantage of the full-featured compositing and synchronization toolset: camera synchronization, G-buffer and multi-pass rendering with Photoshop export.
* VUE xStream only.
Introduce Your Students to the Art of 3D
3D graphics and animation studies are rapidly becoming part of many educational programs, not just in professional institutions, but in high schools and primary schools as well.
E-on products offer a unique blend of ease of use and sophistication, and the three different VUE versions will suit all levels of education, from primary school to academic courses.
Note: Due to activation restrictions, VUE Pioneer is not fit for classroom use. If you are a school and want to install VUE in your computer lab, we recomend that you choose a VUE Infinite or VUE xStream Educational License rather than installing VUE Pioneer.
*If you wish to equip an institution with our products, please get in touch with our sales staff for additional discounts and volume pricing.