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Vue D'Esprit Arrives for Mac OS X

3D scenery software offers volumetric atmosphere, SolidGrrowth 2 By DMN Staff Writer
E-on Software has released Vue D'Esprit 4 for Mac OS X. Vue is a 3D scenery creation, animation and rendering package. In addition to gaining OS X compatibility, the new release offers improvements to volumetrics, new objects, lens effects and a host of output options. It's available immediately.

Vue D'Esprit 4 includes a new volumetric atmosphere system designed to provide complex interactions between air and light. It also includes volumetric clouds, materials and lights. Other new features include:

  • Lens flares;
  • Stellar and atmospheric objects;
  • A terrain editor with real-time preview;
  • Random rock generator;
  • Symmetrical terrains;
  • Solid Growth 2, e-on's tree and plant creation and rendering technology;
  • Output to MPEG-1, MPEG-2, QuickTime, Real, QTVR, PICT and TIFF.

The full version of Vue 4 includes two CDs containing 30 SolidGrowth 2 trees and plants, 100 atmospheres, 100 clouds, 300 materials, 250 fully textured objects and 50 sample scenes. It carries a street price of $199. Competitive upgrades are available for Bryce 4 users for $169. For more information, visit

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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