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E-on Software Advances Creativity for 3D Artists with New Features of VUE and PlantFactory

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Paris, France - November 2, 2016 E-on software, the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering, and integration of natural 3D environments, announced the immediate availability of its VUE 2016 professional solutions, together with all commercial versions of PlantFactory 2016. E-on Software is a leading global developer of software for the computer graphics (CG), VFX, architecture and gaming industries.

VUE 2016: Create Seamlessly Integrated Natural 3D Environments

VUE 2016 is packed with new features and advancements that accelerate modeling and animation, enabling computer graphics, artists, and others to seamlessly enrich their natural environment and standout visuals for their movies, games, and architectural landscape.

Olivier Pron, supervising art director and head of art department, Method Studios, said, "VUE and PlantFactory are helping us be more creative and productive across the entire workflow for our productions, regardless the tools we currently use."

Key new features in VUE 2016 include:

  • Integration: Export almost any assets, including full scenes and EcoSystem populations
  • xStream Convert tool: render your scenes with any renderer such as RenderMan, Arnold, Octane, VRayRT, etc.
  • Hybrid GPU/CPU Interactive Path Tracer enabling GPU rendering
  • Heightfield Terrains: New Terrain Modeling technology, more flexible and a lot more Powerful!
  • Multiple Global EcoSystem Layers, that can be saved as EcoPainter Brushes
  • PlantFactory Variations: Easily and quickly add more realism to your scenes and improve productivity at the same time!
  • Fully customizable workspace and HiDPI display support
  • And a lot more...

The VUE product line has been used in hundreds of feature films such as "Minions," "Jupiter Ascending," "The Avengers," "Avatar," "How to Train your Dragon," "Kung Fun Panda,"; triple-A games such as "StarCraft Legacy of the Void" and "Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3," and many other TV shows and commercials. VUE gained a worldwide reputation for its advanced technologies for the creation of Digital Nature.

More information on VUE 2016 is available at e-onsoftware.com/vue

PlantFactory 2016: "Create, Refine, and Export high-quality animated 3D Plants"

PlantFactory is an innovative 3D vegetation modeling, animation, and rendering software developed for the CG, SFX, architecture and gaming communities. Key new features in PlantFactory 2016 include:

  • Growth Simulation: Easily generate geometry using a biologically inspired growth simulation
  • PlantFactory Variations: Easily and quickly add more realism to your scenes and improve your productivity at the same time!
  • Fully customizable Level of Detail (LOD)
  • And a lot more...

"PlantFactory is a must have for any vfx pipeline -- not only as an ideal companion to VUE, but also as a strong ally in any general environment production scenario," said Peter Baustaedter, VFX art director and environment artist.

More information on PlantFactory 2016 is available at www.plantfactory-tech.com

"We're constantly looking out for advanced technologies that help artists boost creativity, enrich their landscape, and increase their productivity by using new and existing tools," said Matt Riveccie, DCC venture subsidiary business development manager. "Advanced and innovative technologies are increasingly critical for 3D content creation. Our new 2016 releases empower the rendering quality and the ability to export to other affiliated production tools (such as Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max, Maxon Cinema4D, Newtek LightWave, Unity, Unreal Engine, Isotropix ClarisseFX). This will help our 3D artists stay on the edge of innovation to create even more complex projects."

As part of the Bentley Systems and e-on software joint venture, our Digital Content Creation (DCC) subsidiary will continue to drive the evolution of VUE and PlantFactory, working in close collaboration with its user community.

"Our goal is to improve customers' collaboration, creativity, productivity, and efficiency across their entire pipeline, regardless of the tools they use," added Noah Eckhouse, senior vice president, portfolio development, e-on software.

Availability

VUE xStream and Infinite 2016 are immediately available in English for 64 bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, and on Mac OSX 10.6+ (Mac Intel only).

VUE xStream 2016 is natively compatible with the following renderers:

  • 3ds Max 2011 to 2017: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray
  • Maya 2011 to 2017: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray, Maya Software
  • Softimage 2010 to 2015: MentalRay (integrated and MR satellites)
  • Cinema 4D R13 to R18: native renderer
  • LightWave 9.6 to 2015: native renderer

With the new Conversion tool in VUE xStream 2016, VUE xStream scenes can also be rendered with any non-natively supported renderer such as RenderMan, Arnold, Octane, VRayRT, etc.

PlantFactory Producer, Studio, Designer, Artist and Exporter 2016 are immediately available in English for 64 bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, and on Mac OSX 10.6+ (Mac Intel only).

The VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016 Personal Learning Editions are scheduled for release in the coming month to date.

The VUE 2016 Product line for 3D Artists (VUE Pioneer, Esprit, Studio and Complete 2016) are scheduled for release in Q4 2016.

E-on software pricing and packaging is unchanged and customers should continue to place their orders through their usual e-on channels. Full pricing, including upgrade and sidegrade options, is available online at e-onsoftware.com/pricelist.

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About E-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering, and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, PlantFactory, CloudFactory Ozone and Carbon Scatter). E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, educational, and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as "Jupiter Ascending," "Minions," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Croods," "Dragons 1&2," "Hunger Games," "Hugo," "Tintin," "Super 8," "Thor," "Avatar," "Clash of the Titans," "Sucker Punch," "Despicable Me 1&2," "The Wolf Man," "2012," "Lovely Bones," "GI Joe - The Rise of the Cobra," "Land of the Lost," "Terminator 4, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Indiana Jones 4," "Monster Vs Aliens," "Australia," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "KungFu Panda," "Pirates of the Caribbean 2," and TV series such as "Spartacus," "Smallville," "Battlestar Gallactica," "Caprica," "Stargate Atlantis," "Stargate Continuum," "The Vampire Diaries," and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section: http://www.e-onsoftware.com/spotlight.

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge, user friendly technologies that produce stunning digital nature scenery.

In 2015, e-on software was acquired by Bentley Systems and now operates as an internal venture subsidiary.

E-on software is based in in Paris, France. Visit the website at http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

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