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E-on Posts Vue 4 Pro Trial Version

3D suite offers land, sea and sky scenery generation By Dave Nagel
E-on Software today posted a trial version of Vue 4 Professional, a special version of the company's 3D landscaping software, Vue d'Esprit. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

Vue 4 Professional is a 3D landscaping and scenery generator for creating land, sea and sky effects. It offers the ability to export to Maya, Cinema 4D, LightWave, 3ds max, Softimage XSI and other formats; full support for compositing information, including Z depth, material ID, layer ID, UV coordinates, normal vectors, non-clamped colors, sub-pixel coverage, render ID, color, transparency, velocity, sub-pixel weight and sub-pixel masks; camera and light synchronization with high-end 3D applications; RLA and RPF file format support; faster OpenGL pre-rendering; hybrid network rendering on Mac OS X and Windows through RenderCow technologies; new anti-aliasing engine; Python-based application scripting; and a new hybrid 2.5D motion blur. The company also says the new version gains 24 enhancements to camera effects, lighting, shadows and depth of field and a dozen new animation and productivity features.

The Vue 4 Professional trial version is available now and is fully functional except that saving is disabled, with rendering limited to 640 x 480 and animation to five seconds. The full version runs $599 and ships in a hybrid Mac OS X/Windows configuration. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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