Tuesday, November 04, 2008

E-on Software Ships Vue 7 xStream And Vue 7 Infinite!


November 3, 2008. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of Vue, the leading solution for natural 3D environments announced the immediate availability of its Vue 7 line of products for Professionals: Vue 7 xStream and Vue 7 Infinite.

Vue 7 xStream and Vue 7 Infinite are the newest versions of the company’s flagship solutions for the creation of natural 3D environments. Specifically designed for graphics professionals, Vue 7 xStream and Vue 7 Infinite combine a multitude of cutting edge features that easily integrate into existing production pipelines. Both Vue 7 xStream and Vue 7 Infinite are available immediately.

Vue 7 xStream – The Integrated Solution:

Vue 7 xStream, e-on’s flagship solution, represents a totally new paradigm in terms of integration and workflow. All Vue tools are now fully integrated in the host application, providing direct access to the most advanced 3D environment creation technologies.

Among many advanced innovations, Vue 7 xStream users can now create complete natural 3D environments directly inside their application, using standard application tools and manipulators.

Digital content creators working with Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, Softimage XSI, Maxon Cinema 4D or Newtek LightWave will greatly benefit from Vue 7 xStream’s unprecedented 3D “Digital Nature” creation power.

Vue 7 Infinite – The Standalone Solution:

Vue 7 Infinite offers an all-round combination of unequaled scenery creation power, advanced rendering and full-featured animation tools in a stand-alone package. Vue 7 Infinite is the ideal tool for multimedia and entertainment professionals, architects and graphics designers.

Powerful, Realistic, Productive, Dependable

Vue 7 is the prefect fit for any production house and digital content creator needing to add professional digital environments to their production pipeline.

A selection of the new features available in Vue 7 xStream and Infinite include:

  • Direct access and interaction with single Vue assets inside of compatible applications (xStream)
  • Extended compatibility with Mental Ray – integrated and satellites (xStream)
  • EcoSystem 3 technology: dynamic population, EcoSystem painting from any angle
  • Spectral 2 cloud technology: highly realistic volumetric 3D clouds and cloud layers
  • New Radiosity engine optimized for Indoor and infinite scenery
  • Water Editor: convincing water animation from still lakes to stormy ocean waves
  • Global Illumination rendering up to 4 times faster
  • Improved SolidGrowth 4 plant technology with high definition species for your “hero” plants
  • Collada file format import
  • Over 160 editable SolidGrowth plant species, with almost 100 species previously only available from Cornucopia3D.com and 20 brand new species.
  • Numerous other productivity and feature enhancements.

    A 4 minute video showing some of the new features of Vue 7 is available on the product pages (http://www.e-onsoftware.com/xstream and http://www.e-onsoftware.com/infinite).

    Pricing and Availability

    Standard Retail Price:

    Vue 7 xStream will retail for $1,495, with upgrades from Vue 6 xStream available for $595. Until February 2, 2009, a special introductory pricing is available on this product, with the full version retailing at $1,195 and upgrades from Vue 6 xStream at $395. Annual subscriptions for Educational licenses of Vue 7 xStream are available for $149/year/seat.

    Vue 7 Infinite retails for $895, with upgrades from Vue 6 Infinite available for $395. Annual subscriptions for Educational licenses of Vue 7 Infinite are available for $99/seat/year.

    Site licensing discounts are available for both products, contact e-on software for further details and pricing information.

    Special Offers:

    Customers who purchased Vue 6 xStream or Vue 6 Infinite after October 1, 2008 are eligible for a Late Buyers special discount on their upgrade.

    Temporarily, users of Vue 6 Esprit and Vue 6 Pro Studio will be able to Sidegrade to either Vue 7 xStream or Vue 7 Infinite.

    All special offers and time limited upgrades will end on February 2, 2009.


    Vue 7 xStream is available in English for Windows XP32/64 and Vista 32/64, and on Mac OSX 10.4+ as a 32 bit application (Universal Binary). Vue 7 xStream is compatible with the following renderers: Mental Ray for 3ds Max, Maya and XSI (integrated and MR satellites), Maya Software, Cinema 4D Software and LightWave Software. Other renderers are under consideration.

    Vue 7 Infinite is available in English for Windows 2000/XP/Vista for 32 and 64 bits OS, and for Mac OSX 10.4+ platforms (Universal Binary) as a 32 bit application.