Vue 5 Infinite to Ship March 14

e-on software announced that Vue 5 Infinite, the new version of the company's award-winning solution for professional natural 3D environments, is scheduled for release March 14.

Specifically designed for professionals in need of high quality natural 3D environments, Vue 5 Infinite is strongly focused on power, productivity and inter-operability with existing toolkits. Vue 5 Infinite, bursting with more than 110 new features, integrates all the technologies of Vue 4 Professional, plus new technologies specific to version 5 of the application. Among other cutting edge features, this new release will introduce e-on's heralded new EcoSystem instanciation technology for the creation of elaborate 3D environments.

"Professional 3D designers look for tools that integrate well with their workflow. Vue 5 Infinite excels both as a final rendering engine and as a cooperative tool for high-end 3D and post-production applications such as Maya or After Effects, said e-on president Nicholas Phelps.

Some of the new features include:

* EcoSystem technology to populate scenes with millions of animated plants, rocks or objects;* Single objects and complete scenes can be exported to major 3D applications, including 3ds max, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya, SOFTIMAGE|XSI and others;* Camera and light synchronization with 3ds max, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya and SOFTIMAGE|XSI for perfectly matching renders;* G-Buffer and Multi-Pass rendering with fully anti-aliased masks for advanced compositing;* Multi-layer PSD, RLA and RPF file format support for use with e.g. Discreet combustion or Adobe After Effects;* Global Illumination and Radiosity,* High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) and Image Based Lighting (IBL);* Baking of indirect lighting, advanced illumination controls;* SmartGraph advanced function and material editor with Full shader customization, advanced time-dependent effects and non photo-realistic rendering;* Ultra fast OpenGL-based pre-rendering engine for quick and easy previewing;* Hybrid network rendering of single pictures or animations using RenderCow technology on Windows and MacOS X, including leveraging Apple RendezVous technology to easily transform a rack of Apple MacOS X Servers into a render farm;* AccuShadows advanced shadow mapping technologies; * Ultra-fast Hybrid 2.5D motion-blur rendering engine; * Procedural Terrains with sub-pixel detail whatever the viewing distance;* Plant editing technology with full export capabilities and animation support for simulating the effects of wind through trees;* Python-based application and scene scripting with full access to hundreds of internal functions and structures for customization and creation of new rendering effects;* 3D Text, Metablobs, pre-animated meshes, integrated post-processing, camera switching and numerous other productivity and feature enhancements.

The complete list of features is available at: www.e-onsoftware/Products/vue5infinite/features.php.

Vue 5 Infinite will be released simultaneously for the Macintosh OS X and Windows 2000/XP platforms on March 14. The product will be available in English language only. Vue 5 Infinite will retail at $599, with upgrades from $149 until March 31. Upgrade and sidegrade paths are detailed on the e-on software Website. e-on software is now accepting pre-orders for Vue 5 Infinite.

e-on software (www.e-onsoftware.com) is based in Beaverton, Oregon. Their softwares product line includes the award-winning Vue natural 3D environment creators, as well as the Ozone 2.0 line of professional atmospheric plug-ins.

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