has announced the release of Vue 4 Professional, a major new release of their 3D natural scenery software application for Mac OS X and Windows.
Vue 4 Professional makes it possible to create natural scenery settings complete with lush plant life and trees, volumetric atmospheres and detailed terrains. The software features functions like network-based rendering, advanced rendering options and OpenGL-based previews and more.
Vue 4 Professional is a standalone application, though it integrates with other 3D applications like Alias Maya, NewTek LightWave, Maxon Cinema4D and others. It can also export its data to compositing applications including Discreet’s Combustion and Adobe’s After Effects software.
The 3 CD-ROM set ships with a 460+ page manual, in hybrid form for both Mac OS X and Windows. It costs US$599, but is available for now at an introductory price of $499. Users of e-on’s Vue d’Esprit 4 can upgrade for $299.