Thursday, November 05, 2009

E-on Software Ships Vue 8 Digital Nature Solutions for 3D Artists and 3D Enthusiasts


November 05, 2009. Beaverton, Oregon: following the release last Monday of its Vue 8 Digital Nature solutions for CG Professionals, e-on software announced today the immediate availability of its full line of Vue 8 products for 3D Enthusiasts and 3D Artists. Today’s announcement finalizes the successful introduction to the market of the eighth generation of Vue, the leading solution for natural 3D environments.

E-on software offers products for the creation and rendering of Digital Nature for all market segments and all budgets, starting from the completely free Vue 8 Pioneer all the way up to industry leading solutions.

  • Vue for 3D Enthusiasts: Vue 8 Pioneer & Theme-Packs and Vue 8 Frontier.
    Features content-filled, easy-to-use scenic nature creation for home and family use, with the addition of the new, cost effective Vue 8 Frontier, specifically dedicated to Poser™ users.
  • Vue for 3D Artists: Vue 8 Esprit, Vue 8 Studio and Vue 8 Complete.
    Provides 3D artists with powerful modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.
  • Solutions for CG Professionals: Vue 8 Infinite, Vue 8 xStream and Ozone 4.0.
    Industry leading solutions for CG Professionals and SFX Studios.

Vue 8 Pioneer: Cutting Edge Digital Nature Technologies – Still Free

Despite the addition of revolutionary new technologies for the creation and rendering of natural 3D environments, e-on software also announced that Vue 8 Pioneer, its entry-level product will remain available for free.

Newcomers to 3D and casual artists will find in Vue 8 Pioneer all the landscape-creation tools they need to easily create and render amazing images of their own 3D worlds. Vue 8 Pioneer is the perfect introduction to the world of 3D.

The product can be extended with 12 optional modules that add specific functionality to the base application. Thanks to this modular approach, users can progressively upgrade all the way from Pioneer up to Complete. Vue 8 Esprit, Studio and Complete represent pre-bundled, cost-effective alternatives to the modular approach of Pioneer.

Pioneer is published by Cornucopia3D, a division of e-on software.

Vue Theme-Packs

The Vue Theme-Packs include all the software tools and ready-made content for the creation and animation of themed 3D images and video clips.

There are 3 different Vue Theme-Packs: Vue Science Fiction, Vue Fairy Tale and Vue Fantasy.

Each Theme-Pack includes over $100 worth of exclusive content – 3D virtual sets, models (plants, pre-animated meshes, etc.), atmosphere presets and more.

The Vue Theme-Packs are compatible with all 12 Vue expansion modules.

Priced at $49.95, these products are available directly through e-on software's online store, and will progressively be available through e-on software’s international reseller channels.

Vue users can also purchase the content packs from

Customers who purchased a Vue 7 Theme-Pack will receive their upgrade to Vue 8 at no charge.

Introducing Vue 8 Frontier:

Vue 8 Frontier provides scenic nature and Poser character rendering for 3D enthusiasts to easily compose character-filled images and video clips.

Based on the Vue 8 core application, Vue 8 Frontier will import any static Poser model, including Poser 8 characters. If they like, users may also render their Poser characters using the native shading tree of Poser, so that their characters look exactly like in Poser - with the added beauty of Vue's radiosity and environments!

Vue 8 Frontier includes a free version of SkinVue 8 that adds the ability to enhance human skin realism. A VuePython powered utility, SkinVue 8 quickly and easily transforms Poser characters into vivid, realistic models.

Vue 8 Frontier retains the modular architecture of the 3D Enthusiasts and 3D Artists products, to progressively upgrade all the way up to Complete.

Vue For 3D Artists

Vue 8 Esprit is the enhanced Digital Nature application with extended import and scenery control features for serious 3D artists. It is focused on intuitive workflow, advanced rendering features and Poser integration. With a clear, uncluttered interface and state of the art features, Vue 8 Esprit combines sophistication with ease of use. With Vue’s renowned natural 3D tools and unique render quality, 3D artists will soon be creating inspiring 3D art in any style.

Vue 8 Studio is the advanced Digital Nature application with powerful vegetation and rendering features for dedicated 3D artists. Focused on enhanced natural vegetation capabilities, advanced rendering features and extended Poser integration, Vue 8 Studio provides comprehensive control over the creation of complex scenes, while maintaining an intuitive workflow.

Vue 8 Complete combines into a single package a multitude of cutting-edge features that let 3D artists easily create and control rich EcoSystems™ of wind-swept trees and plants, hyper-realistic spectral atmospheres and detailed terrains in fully animated scenes.

Pricing and availability

Vue 8 Pioneer, the Vue Theme-Packs, Vue 8 Frontier as well as Vue 8 Esprit, Studio and Complete are available in English for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 as a 32 and 64 bit application, and on Mac OSX 10.4+ as Universal Binary.

Vue 8 Pioneer is free, Vue 8 Theme-Packs retail for $49.95, Vue 8 Frontier at $99.

Vue 8 Esprit at $199, Vue 8 Pro Studio at $399 and Vue 8 Complete at $599.Upgrades and sidegrades from Vue 7 and Vue 6 are also available (see pricelist for full details).

A comprehensive comparative chart is available at:

Users who bought Vue 7 Esprit or Vue 7 Pro Studio or Vue 7 Complete after October 1, 2009 are eligible for a Free Upgrade to the equivalent Vue 8 version (available until February 2, 2008).

A comprehensive price list is available at:

E-on software will be releasing a Trial version of Vue 8 Esprit, Studio and Complete later in the year.