Beaverton, Ore, - E-on software has announced the availability of Vue 7.5 xStream and Vue 7.5
Infinite, the latest versions of the company's professional solutions
for the creation, animation, and rendering of natural 3D environments.
E-on software also released a Vue 7.4 update for all Vue 7 products
(including Esprit, Pro Studio, and Complete, its products for artists).
This update adds new functionality to Vue 7 and is available at no cost
for all Vue 7 users.
Vue Infinite is a standalone application, Vue xStream operates inside
of #D applications, such as Autodesk's 3ds Max, Maya, and Softimage
XSI, NewTek's LightWave, and Maxon's Cinema4D.
Release 7.5 adds:
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 panoramic rendering
EcoSystem populations that can evolve over time
Support of the V-Ray renderer for 3ds Max (xStream)
Support of EcoSystem painting in XSI (xStream)
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
Other productivity and feature enhancements.
7.5 xStream retails for $1495, with upgrades from Vue 7 xStream
available for $495. Vue 7.5 Infinite retails for $895, with upgrades
from Vue 7 Infinite available for $295. Other upgrade paths from Vue 6
Infinite and Vue 6 xStream are also available.
Vue 7.5 xStream
and Vue 7.5 Infinite are available in English for Windows XP32/64 and
Vista 32/64, and on Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 as a 32-bit application