Beaverton, Ore. - E-on
software, maker of Vue for natural 3D environments, has announced new
features available in its upcoming professional solutions, Vue7.5
xStream and Vue 7.5 Infinite.
Release 7.5 of Vue xStream and Infinite will add new functionality to
Vue 7. Following the terms of e-on software’s maintenance contracts,
users of Vue 7 xStream or Vue 7 Infinite who subscribed to a Standard
or Premium maintenance plan will receive the upgrade to the
corresponding Vue 7.5 product at no charge. .If they wish, users under
maintenance can immediately download a pre-release version of Vue 7.5.
Users of Vue 7 who subscribe to a maintenance plan today will also be
granted access to the prerelease version.
Vue 7.5 xStream and
Vue 7.5 Infinite are expected to ship during Q2 2009. Customers who
purchased Vue 7 xStream or Infinite within one month of release of Vue
7.5 will receive the upgrade to Vue 7.5 at no cost.
time of releasing Vue 7.5, e-on software will also release a Vue 7.4
service pack for all Vue 7products (including Esprit, Pro Studio, and
Complete). This service pack will add new functionality toVue 7 and
will be available at no cost for all Vue 7 users. The cost of the
upgrade to the next version of Vue will be the same whether upgrading
from Vue 7 or Vue 7.5.
Vue xStream and Vue Infinite are the
company’s flagship solutions for the creation of natural 3D
environments. While Vue Infinite is a standalone application, Vue
xStream operates inside of Autodesk's 3ds max and Maya, NewTek's
LightWave, Maxon's Cinema4D, and Autodesk's Softimage|XSI.
Specifically designed for graphics professionals, Release 7.5 of Vue adds a number of breakthrough features:
Support of the V-Ray renderer for 3ds Max (xStream)
Support of EcoSystem painting in XSI (xStream)
Color and Alpha masks of single clouds and cloud layers in multi-pass renderer
“Camera Mapping” to dramatically cut animation render times
Spherical and planetary procedural terrains with infinite level of detail
Spherical cloudscapes (procedural, or based on real-world/modified cloud maps)
Material Painting and effect-driven material mapping in the Terrain Editor
Enhanced Multi-Processor usage for procedural terrains, Dynamic EcoSystems and panoramicrendering
EcoSystem populations that can evolve over time
Cloud layers that cast and receive shadows from other cloud layers and objects in the scene
Improved OpenGL sky and cloud preview, colored EcoSystem instance previewing
More details on the new features of Vue 7.5 will be disclosed at the time of release.
7.5 xStream will retail for $1495, with upgrades from Vue 7 xStream
available for $495. Vue 7.5 Infinite will retail for $895, with
upgrades from Vue 7 Infinite available for $295. Other upgrade paths
from Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream will be available at the time of
release. Annual subscriptions for Educational licenses of Vue xStream
and Infinite are available respectively for $149/year/seat and
$99/seat/year. Upgrades to Vue 7.5 are free for owners of active
educational licenses of Vue 7.
Owners of Vue 7 network rendering
licenses who upgrade to Vue 7.5 will receive the corresponding Vue 7.5
network rendering licenses at no cost.
Vue 7.5 xStream and Vue
7.5 Infinite will be available in English for Windows XP32/64 and
Vista32/64, and on Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 as a 32-bit application
(Universal Binary). Vue 7.5 xStream is compatible with the following
renderers: Mental Ray for 3ds Max, Maya and XSI (integrated and
MRsatellites), V-Ray for 3ds Max, and Maya, Cinema4D, and LightWave