E-on software on Tuesday announced that it is now shipping its complete line of natural 3D environment creation software for Mac OS X and Windows, including Vue 6 Easel, Esprit and Pro Studio. Prices on the new Vue 6 products range from $99 to $399 depending on the title.
The three new titles supplement the professional Vue 6 Infinite and Vue 6 xStream products already been released. The new products are aimed at casual and professional artists and illustrators, respectively.
Vue 6 Easel, priced at $99, is designed to be an introduction to 3D scenery. Features include the ability to create a 3D scene using a predefined set, adding characters and choosing the point of view you want o use to create your “photo.” Various enhancements have been added to Vue 6, such a spectral atmospheres and volumetric clouds, image-based lighting and High Dynamic Range (HDRI) support, support for Poser characters, new terrain tools, post-processing effects and the ability to more quickly create forests and crowds.
Vue 6 Esprit, priced at $199, offers a wealth of additional features and capabilities — more lighting and atmospheric effects, a broader range of objects to use in scenes, better vegetation support, improved modeling and rendering capabilities, more extensive materials library and more.
Vue 6 Pro Studio rounds out the three offerings. For $399, the software incorporates the same feature set as Vue 6 Esprit but adds five expansion models that provide additional features, capabilities, new models and materials and much more: Botanica, which lets you create your own plant species; an advanced lighting engine called LightTune; DeepAccess scene and asset management; HyperVue hybrid network rendering; and EcoSystem, which lets you add more plants, rocks and other objects.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 1.25GHz or faster processor (Intel included), 512MB RAM, 200MB hard disk space, 1024×768 resolution. Multiprocessor/multicore rendering is supported.