e-on software Announces Vue d'Esprit 4

tammymc · May 7, 2001 1:49 pm

May 7, 2001. Beaverton, OR. USA and Europe-based e-on software announces Vue d'Esprit 4 (Vue 4), the next version of its award winning 3D scenery animation and rendering software. Vue 4 advances a new ease-of-use architecture and adds a long list of advanced realism features for the creation of ultra natural 3D graphics. "Vue d'Esprit 4 represents a huge advance in making ultra natural 3D graphics and animation accessible and affordable to both casual and professional artists. Artists can decide just how much of the natural world they want to have in their work. Vue 4 isn't about the great technology, its about placing nature's paintbrush into the hands of the artist without the complexity of the paintbrush getting in the way of the results," said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software. Some of the new advanced realism features in Vue 4 include: -A whole 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 - planets (moons and other planets of the solar system), stars, rainbows and ice rings -A new Terrain Editor with real-time 3D preview, random rock generator, symmetrical terrains -SolidGrowth 2, an advance on e-on software's amazingly realistic tree and plant creation and rendering technology that creates unique natural objects within a click, all within an extremely small memory footprint -Direct import of static Curious Lab's Poser Scenes for inclusion of complex animal and human models Other new special effects and new functions include: Luminous and glowing materials, light gels, unlimited transparency depth, several new shadow features, backlighting and anti-aliasing options for higher quality rendering. Vue 4 will add MPEG 1, MPEG 2, Quicktime, RealMovie, Quicktime VR, PICT and TIFF import/export filters. "The Poser team at < a href="http://www.curiouslabs.com">Curious Labs is excited that Vue 4 will allow immediate inclusion of Poser scenes. We are sure the Poser community will be excited about how well Poser and Vue work together to create complex, naturalistic scenes with humans, animals, vegetation and atmospheric phenomena," said Steve Cooper, President of Curious Labs, Inc. Long-time Vue users will welcome a new interface with even greater ease of use features, such as high quality OpenGL scene previews and a real-time thumbnail render of the scene. Vue 4 will also feature a completely rewritten rendering engine that will increase rendering speed by 40%. Vue d'Esprit 4 will be available in English, French, German and Japanese language versions, with an estimated street price of $199. Additional information about Vue d'Esprit and other e-on software products is available on the e-on software website. See some preview screen shots from Vue 4, including a sample rendering with some of the new effects. About e-on software Founded in 1997, e-on software was established to develop and promote the highest quality graphics tools with professional strength features. Established by graphics enthusiasts for graphics enthusiasts, e-on software translates its passion for art into tools for the graphics community. E-on software has offices in Beaverton, Oregon USA and Paris, France. The company has achieved worldwide reputation for its award winning 3D scenery generator Vue d'Esprit. Contact e-on software USA 503-646-4857 e-on software Europe 33-1-431-42815

Article Comments

Shademaster ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 07 May 2001

Whoa! I've got to have Vue4!! I do hope the Poser imports look very realistic in vue, because I just can't import those Poser figs to Bryce well.

Varian ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 07 May 2001

I can hardly wait to get my hands on the new version of Vue d'Esprit! I've been using the program since v.2 and have been completely happy with it every step of the way. The new version will just expand Vue's already wonderful capabilities even further. :)

JMFx33 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 07 May 2001

I'm not sure if I missed something, will we be able to get an upgrade price on it? Man I can't wait, I started off with Bryce, never got results I wanted to...3 months later I bought Vue and haven't opened Bryce since! This is great!

hein ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001


Fox-Mulder ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001

"Vue 4 will also feature a completely rewritten rendering engine that will increase rendering speed by 40%"... That's pretty damn awesome based upon what Vue 3.1 already does...Plus- Volumetric Clouds and Atmospheres- this may mean I won't even be using Terragen much more...

dcasey0284 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001

I agree with all of the above! I can't wait! Gotta have it! Leaves Bryce in the dust. The funny thing is aside from the preview link above I couldn't find anything about it on their site. When is the release date? I'm also curious about the upgrade price.

tom3962 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001

I found the same as dcasey0284, very little info available...I want it now :) Anymore info would be appreciated.

Daffy34 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001

I'll be driving my husband nuts until I can get my hands on it! And after I do, I'll probably never see him again (cause I'll be at the computer)..LOL. Poor guy, I almost feel worse for him than for me ;). I just hope they can can get it out soon...I'm on pins and needles here! Laurie

thorntoa ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2001

I really want this bad!!! Assuming the direct Poser import works properly - this should be fantastic. I'm already impressed by the speed and stability of Vue 3 so I'm expecting great things from 4.

czekser ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 09 May 2001

Release Date ??? According to Europe company, about a month! not much more!

kjlintner ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 10 May 2001

This is the content of an email that I received from Steve Bell at e-onsoftware: "The release date of Vue 4 is not official yet but it is soon and there will be educational discounts!!" That's a double "WAHOOOO!" for me. :)

Lashron ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 10 May 2001

YEAHOO... hmm... hopefully I can upgrade my english version to a german... and hopefully for free :)

cainbrogan ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 10 May 2001

Are there any links to thier web site, to see whats been going on so far? = )

dcasey0284 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 10 May 2001

The only thing I've been able to find on their site at all (or anywhere else for that matter) is the Vue4 link above that takes you to http://www.e-onsoftware.com/Press/Vue4Peep.htm.

dolly ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 14 May 2001

I cant wait ive only had vue 3 for 3 monthes and if its better than v3 well put me down for 1

sspear ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 14 May 2001

I can't wait any longer.......come on E-on give us a launch date soon! and a good price for the upgrade from vue 3.1 to vue 4 Steve (reg Vue 3 user)

boricua57 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 15 May 2001

Corel (Bryce) better start doing something...and quick cause this program leaves Bryce in the dust(I happen to like bryce alot)And for the price,it just cant be beat.Any ideas as of when version 4 is to be released(or an estimate?)

mitch ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 17 May 2001

Hello I'm a Beta-tester from Vue 4. And I can tell you....THIS IS THE BEST RENDERPROGRAM WHATEVER I HAVE SEE..... Many many new Features....very Great.... Bye Mitch www.mitch3dseite.de

JMFx33 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 17 May 2001

I bought Bryce 4 about a year ago....since I bought Vue 3, Bryce hasn't been opened :) They are both great programs but Bryce just doesn't cut it!

neurocyber ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 May 2001

If this new Vue 4 can import all trans maps like the ones in Hair objects on Poser figures then I'm getting it! I'm sick of importing Poser figures in Bryce4 and waisting all my time trying to fix the trans maps and textures. It's so much work I never finish anything. Sounds like Vue4 may solve my Bryce burn out! :)

Prince Ike ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 20 May 2001

I'm drooling. Please somebody help me :) !!!!!

ARME ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 May 2001

If Vue 4 imports Poser figures, maps and textures without problems I'll buy it immediately !!

Prince Ike ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 May 2001

Hi fellas, I think Vue 4 is on sale. Check this site out !!!!!!http://www.dvdirect.com/shop/product.asp?sku=EON2004

lcd ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 16 June 2001

Yesterday I placed the order to upgrade my Vue 3.1 to 4.0. I cant wait to put my hands on the package. I tried demo version of Bryce, but it is not very exciting.

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