updated 08:13 pm EDT, Fri May 23, 2014
E-on Software releases VUE 2014.5 and its new Exchange Area for 3D files
E-on Software has made two additional announcements this week, including the release of Vue 2014.5 xStream and Infinite, as well as the opening of Cornucopia3D's new File Exchange Area. Vue 2014.5 xStream and Infinite are the latest production-driven versions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments, designed for graphics professionals.
Improved support for Plant Factory vegetation has been added, speeding up the rendering of plants by up to 20 times. Realistic rendering can be achieved with improved photometric lights, with new presets added such as Carbon Arc, Sodium Vapor, Metal Halide, and more. Vue xStream 2014.5 now supports Autodesk 2015 3D products (3ds Max 2015, Maya 2015 and Softimage 2015), and also adds support for V-Ray 3. The update is free of charge for all registered users of Vue 2014 xStream and Infinite, and for new users pricing starts at $2,000.
The Exchange Area was created to help artists collectively improve by exchanging tips and ideas, as well as share content freely.
Now officially launched, Plant Factory users can upload content in its native format and share it for free with other software users. Sharing does not require a vendor account, however users who prefer to sell their content must open an account with Cornucopia 3D. Once an item is uploaded, it becomes immediately available to the entire Exchange Area community.
DevonThink 2.7.6 and DevonSphere Express 1.7 updated, improved workflow
DevonTechnologies has announced updates to its productivity software, DevonThink and DevonSphere Express, adding improved workflow to each. DevonThink v2.7.6 allows users to create customized tables of content for exporting documents as a website. DevonThink (starting at $50) creates standard "index.html" files during the export, and clipping web pages is possible as HTML webarchive, or PDF as well as Markdown.
DevonSphere Express ($10) provides related data when users work with documents. Version 1.7 adds support for OS X Mavericks Finder tags and comments, and indexes the Messages archive as well. A new category allows indexing of folders, which is faster, smaller, and includes a right-click menu icon that provides access to frequently-used commands. All editions of DevonThink and DevonExpress require OS X 10.6.8 or later.