Requirements & Pricing    

Minimum System Requirements

Vue is a 32 & 64 bits application, designed for the Windows® 32/64 bits XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Intel Mac OS X platforms.

Like all 3D packages, it is highly demanding in terms of computer power. Although the application is totally multi-threaded to ensure the smoothest possible response, you have to realize that there is a lot going on when you work in Vue.

Please note that using Vue on a system carrying the below specification may result in slow response time and longer render times!

Please read further on for recommended minimal specification for an optimal Vue experience.

Macintosh
  • Mac OS X v10.6+ 32/64,
  • 2GHz Intel processor or faster,
  • 1GB of free RAM,
  • 200 MB of free Hard Disk space,
  • 1200x768 in 65K colors/16 bits (24+ bits recommended).
Windows
  • Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 32/64,
  • 2GHz Pentium IV or better processor,
  • 1GB of free RAM,
  • 200 MB of free Hard Disk space,
  • 1200x768 in 65K colors/16 bits (24+ bits recommended).


Recommended System Specs

  • Windows 64 bit (XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8), Mac OS X v10.6
  • Multi-core CPU (Intel QuadCore, Core I7, or Mac Pro),
  • 4GB+ of RAM,
  • 4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS),
  • An OpenGL accelerated video board (see below for optimal compatibility)


Supported Video Boards

Vue Infinite 2014.5 now includes an automatic configuration tool that will set all OpenGL options just after install, for optimized previewing on your video board / driver.


The following boards/chips will perform using the new Shader engine:

Brand Model Required Driver Version Supported OS Limitations
nVidia geforce 8800GT ForceWare 190.38 + (3) Windows only
nVidia geforce 9800GT ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia GTX 260 -> 280 ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia GTX 460 -> 480 ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia GTX 500 Series ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia Quadro FX 1800 -> 5800 ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia Quadro 4000 -> 6000 ForceWare 190.38 + (3)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
nVidia Quadro 600 & 2000 (GF100 based) Any Windows only
ATI Radeon HD 26xx Any Mac only
ATI Radeon 48xx Catalyst 9-3, 9-4, 9-5 & 10.12 (1)     Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac
ATI Radeon (HD) 5700 -> 58xx Catalyst 9.12 +     May display some minor glitches, Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac (2)
ATI Radeon 6000 Series Any     May display some minor glitches, Shaded Billboards not supported on Mac (2)
ATI FirePro V8700 Catalyst 9-3, 9-4 & 9-5 Windows only
ATI FirePro V4800/5800/7800/8800 Any Windows only. May display some minor glitches (2)

(1) Requires a Vue 9 build superior to 9005724. Resizing editors, or really heavy scenes may generate some instability.

(2) Support for Shaded Billboards on Windows requires a Vue 9 build superior to 9005724.

(3) Warning! Do not install Nvidia Drivers 270.61. These drivers weren't certified with Vue and may present severe OpenGL issues!



Other boards (such as the nVidia GeForce 210/220/240, 300 and 300M series, 6000 and 7000 series...) may not perform using the Shader engine, but will perform using the older fixed-pipeline one.

Older boards such as Voodoo, Rage Pro, Radeon 8000 up until Geforce FX chips included, all Intel video boards, and all unrecognized boards will run in software OpenGL mode only.

Due to recent changes in the Mac OS 10.6 OpenGL implementation, which resulted in a massive slowdown of OpenGL intensive applications, Shaded Billboards are not supported at all on Mac.

In any case, Vue can perform in software OpenGL regardless of the video board.

Boards that are not on this list may work with Vue, but haven't been extensively tested. If you run into any OpenGL issues, try disabling background draw and antialiasing in the Options panel. Worst case scenario: you can always run Vue in software OpenGL mode.


     
 

Warning: Laptops using Nvidia's Optimus or ATI's BinaryGFX technologies may present severe OpenGl problems. We recommend that users deactivate this option when running Vue!

 
     


Chips we do not recommend:

     Windows:

  • All ATI Radeon prior to 4000 series.
  • ATI 9000 series, X series, and HD series might work, but with fewer options, and you may experience severe slowdowns.
  • ATI FireGL 5000 series.
  •  Macintosh:

  • Intel-based GPUs and nVidia 7300 board will not work with Vue (with hw acceleration).




Known Issues

  • Intensity of lensflares is too low in photometric lighting, compared to standard spectral atmosphere.
  • Reinhard filters render all white in the scene preview, in some cases.



  • Availability and Pricing

    Vue Infinite 2014.5 is available in English.

    Vue Infinite 2014.5 is optimized for Intel Macs only (32 and 64 bit), and for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 and 64 bit.

     
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    Educational Licenses

    Schools and training centers can become member of e-on software’s ATC program and get equipped with Vue Infinite 2014.5 at a massive discount. Site licensing is available for $2000 (for up to 30 seats) per year. Individual licenses of Vue Infinite 2014.5 are available to members of ATC institutions only, for $99 per year.

    If you are a member of an educational institution and wish to equip your institution with e-on software products, please get in touch with our sales staff for a customized offer: click here or call 866-3414-EON.

    Owners of an active Vue 11.5 EDU license will receive their upgrade to Vue 2014 for free, however, Educational Licenses are no longer available to individuals who are not part of an ATC institution (see below).

    With Vue 2014, students don’t have to pay to learn Vue!

    The Vue 2014 Personal Learning Edition allows any Artist or Student to learn the best Digital Nature tool for free. The PLE now outputs files that can be rendered without limitation using an ATC license. Students can thus work from home using the free PLE and bring their work back to school for use (and final rendering) using their school’s resources.

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