E-on Software on Tuesday announced the release of
Vue 5 Pro Studio, which combines the company’s Vue 5 Esprit 3D imaging and animation software with the Botanica, LightTune, DeepAccess and Mover 5 add-on modules. Botanica features plant creation and editing tools, LightTune offers such advanced lighting capabilities as shadow maps and custom lighting profiles and DeepAccess enables users to browser all the objects in a scene by type, name or size. Mover 5 lets users import animated characters created with Curious Labs’ Poser 4 or 5, complete with dynamic hair and cloth.
Pricing is US$399. The Botanica, LightTune and DeepAccess modules are new to E-on’s product line and can be purchased separately for $69, $39 and $59, respectively. Mover 5 is $99 on its own and Vue 5 Esprit is $249, or $149 as an upgrade from Vue d’Esprit 4. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2, a 1.25GHz G4 processor, 256MB RAM (512MB recommended) and 100MB free hard drive space.