E-on Software revealed on Monday the features that will be added to
Vue 5 Esprit when it ships at the end of September. The new version of the company’s 3D scene-building software will include global illumination and radiosity with EasyGI quality setting via a single slider, high dynamic range image and image-based lighting, sub-pixel detail — regardless of viewing distance — in procedural terrains, an improved atmospheric engine and more. You can read the entire list and view a QuickTime video preview — rendered with the software — on the E-on Web site.
Vue 5 Esprit pricing will be US$249, with upgrades from version 4 selling for $149. Those who purchased version 4 after Oct. 1, 2003 can upgrade for $129 and those who own Vue 4 Professional can purchase a “sidegrade” for $99. E-on did not disclose system requirements.