Beaverton, Ore. - E-on software has unveiled its upcoming Vue 9 product line, scheduled for release in the first half of November 2010. The new release introduces anti-flickering algorithms specifically engineered for the rendering of large, detailed natural environments. E-on software anticipates that this new release will extend the use of Vue beyond the scope of matte paintings into the realms of fully animated 3D shots, says a company representative.
Vue 9 for CG Professionals: Vue 9 Infinite and Vue 9 xStream for CG professionals is designed for creating rich and realistic Digital Nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow.
Vue 9 for 3D Artists: Vue 9 Esprit, Vue 9 Studio, and Vue 9 Complete provide 3D artists with modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.
Vue 9 for 3D Enthusiasts: Vue 9 Pioneer, Theme-Packs, and Vue 9 Frontier are published by Cornucopia3D and powered by e-on software. These products feature content-filled, easy-to-use scenic nature creation for home and family use, with Vue 9 Frontier specifically dedicated to Poser and Daz|Studio users.
*Professional solutions will ship first, followed closely by products for 3D Artists and 3D Enthusiasts.
Vue 9 adds new and extended features, such as:
New flicker reduction algorithms: Vue 9 introduces new flicker reduction algorithms developed by e-on software. These algorithms produce animated renders with a noticeably reduced amount of flickering, reinforcing Vue as the ultimate solution for rendering animated natural environments.
Faster Rendering: thanks to internal refactoring, Vue 9 renders up to 30% faster than previous versions!
Relighting: to instantly adjust the lighting of the scene after the render completes – lights can be turned on and off, colors can be changed, all in real-time!
Interactive Network Rendering: thanks to advanced data fragmentation and caching for the distribution of scenes to the rendering nodes, Vue 9 allows for completely interactive network rendering. Scenes are rendered to the screen while the network is handled in the background automatically.
Improved Terrain Editor: Contextual brushes and fully customizable terrain brushes, automatic Terrain Retopology, Sculpting and Painting masks, Smear brush, Terrain Canvas extension.
HyperBlob Technology: convert HyperTextured MetaBlobs to polygon objects with user defined LOD - ideal for the creation of extremely rich and detailed rock formations,
Auto Saving and Scene Snapshots: this unique and innovative technology automatically saves the scenes in the background, while working, without interfering with the user workflow.
Users of Vue xStream or Vue Infinite under maintenance will receive the upgrade to the corresponding Vue 9 product at no charge, and if desired, can download a pre-release version of their Vue 9 upgrade immediately.
Vue 9 xStream and Vue 9 Infinite are expected to ship in the first half of November 2010. Customers who purchased Vue 8.5 xStream or Infinite within 30 days of the release of Vue 9 will receive Vue 9 at no cost as part of the Free 30-Day Maintenance included with all new purchases.