updated 11:35 am EDT, Mon May 14, 2001
e-on software has announced that it will be releasing its 3D scenery and rendering animation software, Vue d'Esprit 4, for Mac OS X in Q4 2001. The new version for Mac OS X will include hundreds of new features over the previous Windows only Vue d'Esprit 3.1. Vue 4 will be available in English, French, German and Japanese language versions at an estimated street price of $200.
New features in Vue 4 include an entirely new volumetric atmosphere system that closely captures the complex interactions of air and light, such as 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,
and symmetrical terrains; SolidGrowth 2, an advance on e-on software's realistic tree and plant creation and rendering technology that creates unique natural objects with a click, all within an extremely small memory footprint; and direct import of static Curious Lab's Poser Scenes for inclusion of complex
animal and human models.