e-on software has released Vue 11.5 xStream and Infinite, the latest version of the pro solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments.
Vue xStream and Vue Infinite combine a heap of features that integrate into existing production pipelines. Vue Infinite operates as a standalone application while Vue xStream works seamlessly inside 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, LightWave and Cinema4D. The Vue 11.5 feature set was designed according to the most recent production feedback from e-on software's users. E-on software performed an analysis of the product's usability and ergonomics which resulted in many feature and interface optimizations.
EcoCollision: Introduced with Vue 11, the revolutionary EcoParticle technology can now make EcoParticles collide with EcoSystem instances. This also works with Vue 11's Rain and Snow weather effects.
Render Stack Improvements: Many improvements have been added to the Render Stack such as flipping renders horizontally, merging render areas, reloading camera settings or setting stacks per scene.
Improved Material Management: The material summary was redesigned for improved display and manipulations of all materials in the scene. Material management from the World Browser also received several productivity enhancements.
Color Input/Ouput Function in the Post Render Options: A new Color Channel Editor (Color curves) is available from the Post Render Options, allowing direct and precise color adjustment directly in Vue.
World Browser Improvements: Many productivity enhancements were added to the world browser such as massive responsiveness gain thanks to internal optimization and new display options for materials, objects and layers.
Camera Management Improvements: Camera attributes can be frozen to avoid any unwanted modification to camera animation paths. Camera can also be saved and reloaded as Vue objects files.
RenderNode GI Prepass-only Rendering: The Vue 11.5 RenderNodes can be set to only render the GI pre-pass and save it for future use allowing major gain in network rendering time.
Vue 11.5 xStream and Vue 11.5 Infinite are available for Mac Intel and PC flavours, both 32 and 64 bit. Vue 11.5 xStream is compatible with the following renderers:
3ds Max 2008 to 2014: mental ray (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray
Maya 2008 to 2014: mental ray (integrated and MR satellites), V-Ray, Maya Software
Softimage | XSI 7.0 to 2014: mental ray (integrated and MR satellites)
Cinema 4D R11 to R14: native renderer
LightWave 9.3 to 11.5: native renderer