VUE 10 FOR 3D ARTISTS AND 3D ENTHUSIASTS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE MID NOVEMBER
November 03, 2011. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leader in Digital Nature solutions today announced the immediate availability of the tenth generation of its Vue line of products for CG Professionals.
"Vue 10 represents a significant milestone in our continuous delivery of leading-edge Digital Nature technologies", said Nicholas Phelps, President of e-on Software. "High-resolution rocks, physical water and spline-driven effects together with faster rendering and advanced render stacking are some examples of the many new technologies in Vue 10".
In order to ensure a smooth transition, and to avoid order processing congestion, e-on software also announced that it will release the rest of the Vue 10 product line – Pioneer & Theme-packs, Frontier, Esprit, Studio and Complete – mid November 2011.
Vue 10 xStream – The Integrated Solution:
Vue 10 xStream, e-on’s flagship solution, offers CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments, fully immersed within Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Softimage, Maxon Cinema 4D or Newtek LightWave. All Vue tools are fully integrated in the host application as menus and toolbars and directly accessible from within the host interface, providing immediate access to the most advanced 3D environment creation technologies.
Vue 10 Infinite – The Standalone Solution:
Vue 10 Infinite offers CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments in a stand-alone package. Vue 10 Infinite is the ideal tool for multimedia and entertainment professionals, architects and graphics designers.
Next Generation Features
Among other significant advances, this new release introduces a number of major enhancements such as spline and road tools, a new rock technology, streamlined terrain editing, a physical water shading engine along with significant improvements in overall rendering performance and artistic control.
Capitalizing on breakthrough technologies introduced in previous versions, Vue 10 adds a number of new and extended features such as:
* Compared to the same render settings in Vue 9.5
Pricing and Availability
Standard Retail Price:
Vue 10 xStream retails for $1,790 (with one year maintenance), and upgrades from Vue 9 xStream starting at $395. Vue 9 Infinite retails for $1,190 (with one year maintenance), with upgrades from Vue 9 Infinite starting at $295. Upgrades from Vue 8 Infinite and Vue 8 xStream are also available (see full product pricelist at http://www.e-onsoftware.com/pricelist for details).
Annual subscriptions for Educational licenses of Vue xStream and Infinite are available respectively for $149 and $99 per seat and per year. Upgrades to Vue 10 are free for owners of active educational licenses.
Following the terms of the complimentary 30 day maintenance included with each new purchase, customers who purchased Vue 9.5 xStream or Vue 9.5 Infinite after October 02, 2011 will automatically receive their upgrade to Vue 10 at no charge.
Yearly maintenance plans are available for both products. More information on e-on software’s maintenance plans can be found at: www.e-onsoftware.com/maintenance
Vue 10 xStream and Vue 10 Infinite are available in English for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and on Mac OSX 10.5+ (Mac Intel only) for both 32 and 64 bit.
Vue 10 xStream is compatible with the following renderers:
- 3ds Max 2008 to 2012: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray
- Maya 2008 to 2012: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray, Maya Software
- Softimage | XSI 7 to 2012: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites)
- Cinema 4D R11.0 to R13: native renderer
- LightWave 9.3 to 10: native renderer
Other renderers are under consideration.
Personal Learning Editions:
E-on software will be releasing a Personal Learning Edition of Vue 10 Infinite and xStream later in the year.