Thursday, December 05, 2013

E-on Software Releases Vue 2014 PLE and Trial Versions


December 05, 2013. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the immediate availability of the free Vue xStream and Infinite 2014 PLE (Personal Learning Edition), together with the trial versions of its products for 3D Artists, Vue Esprit, Studio and Complete 2014.

Vue 2014

Vue Infinite 2014 and Vue xStream 2014 are the latest production-driven versions of e-on software’s professional solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments. Both programs offer CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow.

Vue xStream operates both as a standalone application or seamlessly integrated inside of 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema4D & Softimage. It provides extended capabilities for integration into a production pipeline. Vue Infinite does not integrate into other 3D applications and runs as standalone only.

Key features of Vue 2014 include physically accurate sunlight and photometric lighting, FBX import, Multi-layer 32-bit OpenEXR 2.0 support, World Point Position pass, .FBX and .CHAN camera exchange as well as many workflow and interface improvements...

Learn more about the new technologies in Vue 2014 at

Personal Learning Edition (PLE)

The Vue 2014 PLE is a fully functional version of Vue xStream/Infinite 2014. With this release, e-on software has lifted some of the limitations of previous versions of the PLE. In particular, PLE users can:

  • Create complete projects, save their work and export to other applications,
  • Render in FullHD (for stills) and animations up to 720p,
  • Experience Vue’s power directly inside 3ds Max/Maya/Softimage/LightWave/Cinema4D,
  • Try Vue RenderNodes on their network,
  • Learn at their own pace (the PLE never expires)!

The Personal Learning Edition ships with a wide selection of Vue presets, as well as the full PDF Reference manual. More presets are available in the commercial version.

Users can download the Vue 2014 PLE at no charge from

With Vue 2014, students don’t have to pay to learn Vue!

The Vue 2014 Personal Learning Edition allows any Artist or Student to learn the best Digital Nature tool for free. The PLE now outputs files that can be rendered without limitation using an ATC license. Students can thus work from home using the free PLE and bring their work back to school for use (and final rendering) using their school’s resources.

PLE Requirements and Restrictions

The Vue 2014 Personal Learning Edition is available in English for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and on Mac OSX 10.6+ (Mac Intel only) for both 32 and 64 bit.

Scene files created and saved with the PLE cannot be exchanged with other PLE users and are not compatible with other versions of Vue except ATC Licenses.

The PLE is for personal, non-commercial use only, and renders may be watermarked and carry a logo.

Trial Versions of Vue 2014 for 3D Artists

Vue Esprit, Vue Studio and Vue Complete 2014 provide 3D artists with powerful modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.

The Vue 2014 Trial Version is a fully functional version of Vue Esprit, Studio or Complete 2014 (the selection is done during installation), aside from the following limitations:

  • Saving is disabled (scenes, plants, objects, ...),
  • Render stills up to 1920x1080 and animations up to 1280x720,
  • Animation length is limited to 5 seconds,
  • Limited content (only a small selection of materials, plants, atmospheres...),
  • Terrain export, standalone rendering and network rendering disabled,
  • The Trial Version will work for 30 days.

Users can download the Vue 2014 Trial Versions at no charge from

The Vue 2014 Trial Versions are available in English only*, for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and on Mac OSX 10.6+ (Mac Intel only) for both 32 and 64 bit.

*French and German versions of the Vue 2014 Trial will be released as soon as the localized versions of Vue 2014 ship, early 2014.