Vue d’Esprit 4 to bring scenery generation to OS X
By Macworld Staff
MacworldJUN 24, 2001 5:00 pm PDT
E-on software has announced the release of
Vue d’Esprit 4 (Vue 4), the latest version of its 3D scenery animation and rendering software. And while this release is for Windows only, e-on says that a Mac OS X version is currently in the works.
Vue 4 features:
A new volumetric atmosphere system that closely captures the complex interactions of air and light; volumetric clouds, materials and lights
Lens flares, stellar and Atmospheric objects
A Terrain Editor with real-time 3D preview, random rock generator, symmetrical terrains
SolidGrowth 2, e-on software’s realistic tree and plant creation and rendering technology, makes every plant and rock unique when dragged into a Vue 4 scene, and without adding significantly to file size
Direct import of static Curious Lab’s Poser scenes and import of Caligari Truespace files
New output options include MPEG 1, MPEG 2, QuickTime, RealMovie(TM), QuickTime VR, PICT and TIFF import/export filters.
E-on software indicated that the full version of Vue 4 ships with 2 CDs, sporting 30 SolidGrowth 2 trees and plants, more than 100 different atmospheres, 100 different cloud types, 300 materials, 250 fully-textured 3D objects and more than 50 example scenes, along with a 300-page manual.
Targeted for a Mac OS X release in the fourth quarter, Vue d’Esprit 4 carries a US$199 price tag. A $169 competitive upgrade for Bryce 4 users is also available.