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E-on Updates Vue d'Esprit to 4.1

New version supports LightWave import By Dave Nagel
E-on Software has released a new, free update to Vue d'Esprit 4. Vue d'Esprit is a 3D terrain creation and editing program. he latest release, 4.1, adds a number of new import and export options, as well as improvements to existing features.

Vue d'Esprit 4.1 adds import support for LightWave 6 and later, export for Cinema 4D and direct static Poser scene imports for Mac OS X. Other new features include:

  • TrueSpace 5 file format import
  • Improved import of low-resolution pictures into the Terrain Editor
  • Improved rendering of skies
  • Improved resolution when rendering enlarged materials
  • Improvements to the Function Editor
  • Ability to animate planets
  • Negative volumetric spotlights
  • Support for Vue 2 imports.

Vue d?Esprit includes two CDs with 30 SolidGrowth 2 trees and plants, more than 100 atmospheres, 100 different types of clouds, 300 materials, 250 fully textured 3D objects and more than 50 example scenes. The software will be on display at Siggraph 2002 in San Antonio, Texas, July 21 through 26. The new version is available as a free update from e-on's Web site.

n other e-on news, the company also says it will release an update of its Ozone plugin for NewTek LightWave for Mac OS X and Windows at the Siggraph convention. Further details were not available at press time. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, 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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