E-on Software, developer of software for creation, animation, rendering, and integration of natural 3-D environments, has unveiled its upcoming Vue 8 product line, scheduled for release the first week of November. New features include 3-D terrain sculpting, a new directional displacement engine, and the third-generation of e-on's atmospheric technology.
Vue 8 features three product families. Vue 8 for computer graphics professionals includes Vue 8 Infinite and Vue 8 xStream (with Ozone 5.0 to follow); Vue 8 for 3-D artists includes Vue 8 Esprit, Vue 8 Studio, and Vue 8 Complete. Vue 8 Studio, the company's new mid-range application, offers features similar to that of Vue 7 Pro Studio. Vue 8 for 3-D enthusiasts includes Vue 8 Pioneer & T-Packs and Vue 8 Frontier, specifically designed for Poser users.
Overall, new features include: 3-D terrain sculpting, localized infinite and procedural terrain sculpting, scene context sculpting, new stratified terrain fractals, new directional displacement engine for textures, third-generation spectral atmospheric technology, direct re-posing of rigged meshes, a new shader-based OpenGL preview engine, and deeper xStream immersive integration including support for Maya 2010, Cinema4D R11.5, Softimage 2010, and V-Ray for Maya.
Users of Vue xStream or Vue Infinite under maintenance will receive upgrades at no charge and they can download a pre-release version of their upgrade immediately. The final prices for all upgrade and sidegrade options will be disclosed when the products are released next month, the company said.
This story, "E-on Software Unveils Vue 8 Lineup" was originally published by Macworld.