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e-on Software Vue Esprit v2016 R3

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Enhanced Digital Nature Creation for 3D Artists

VUE Esprit is the leading Digital Nature application with extended import and scenery control features for serious 3D Artists. It is focused on intuitive workflow, advanced rendering features and Poser/Daz integration. With a clear, uncluttered interface and state of the art features, VUE Esprit combines sophistication with ease of use. With VUE's renowned natural 3D tools and unique render quality, you’ll soon be creating inspiring 3D art in any style.


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Top reasons to get Vue Esprit

  • Easy to learn, easy to use!
  • Import content in all popular 3D formats!
  • Photo-realistic radiosity lighting!
  • Load and render Poser characters!
  • Unrivaled natural 3D creation power!
  • Packed full of preset content!
  • High quality, high resolution images!
  • Direct access to Cornucopia3D content!
  • Helpful user community!
  • Affordable package that grows with you!

Vue Esprit adds the 3DImport and RenderUp modules to Vue Pioneer. Vue Esprit also ships with an extensive collection of preset trees, buildings, scenes, characters, etc.

The RenderUp module, included with Vue Esprit, lets you render images without any limitation of size nor quality (other than system resources). It also grants you advanced control over the Vue rendering engine.

The 3DImport module, also part of VUE Esprit, lets you import content created with other 3D applications. Thanks to 3DImport, VUE Esprit 2015 can read and import 3D objects in all popular formats, complete with texturing information.

This includes the ability to natively load static or animated Poser characters, re-pose them directly inside of VUE, and even render them using the Poser shading tree!

VUE Esprit 2016 ships on two disks, packed full of quality content for use in your scenes.

The content included with VUE Esprit features over 190 3D objects (of which 18 animals, 28 buildings, 5 characters, 21 vehicles, etc) as well as over 50 additional plant species and 10 new sets.

 

 

What's new in Vue Esprit 2016 R3

New Features in VUE 2016 R3:

  • UX/UI improvements
    • Major performance/responsiveness/stability improvements
    • All software titles are now available in English, French and German
    • Higher quality display in Render Scene preview for soft shadows
    • Better handling of editor window manipulations
    • Support for HiDPI screens on MacOS
    • Faster computing of Spline operations for HeightField Terrains
    • Application can now use up to 12 CPUs (requires the RenderUp module).
  • Optimized scene saving process
    • Up to 4x faster scene saving
    • Up to 2x smaller file size
    • 3 New scene saving modes: Default, Consolidated Archive, Network Rendering
  • HDR Rendering
    • Major improvements in dynamic range depth when using Spectral Atmospheres
    • New optional Sun Visibility parameter for Spectral Atmospheres
    • Automatic de-activation of Tone-Mapping when saving HDR pictures (.hdr or .exr formats)
  • Path Tracer renderer improvements
    • Adds support for Spectral Cloud layers
    • Support for Don't cast shadows and Disable Indirect Lighting material properties
    • New Translucent material type
    • Now supports Soft Shadows and Blurry Reflections/Refractions
  • Cloud Modulation
    • New Cloud Opacity modulation
    • Access local coordinates for color settings

 

What's new in Vue 2016 R2

360° VR Panoramas

VUE Esprit 2016 allows you to render 360 degrees panorama, as static images or animations. They are compatible with all of VUE's Render Options, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) for instance.

When rendering a VR panorama, VUE Esprit 2016 offers to automatically and perfectly level the camera to avoid unwanted distortion.

Rendered VR panoramas are automatically recognized by Facebook, YouTube (and other panoramic compliant platforms) as 360° images or videos.

Other User Experience Improvements

VUE Esprit 2016 R2 also introduces a list of UX/UI improvements, such as:

Terrain modeling:

  • "Blend Terrain with Image" automatically modifies the Heightfield Terrain function graph (instead of modifying the terrain Heightmap).
  • Simplified "Resample Terrain" replaces "Resize Terrain", to update terrain resolution without changing its size within the scene.

User Interface:

  • "Interactive slider changes" option now also affects the mouse wheel for more dynamic visual display of your modifications in real-time.
  • Improved visibility in viewports thanks to reworked wireframe selection colors.
  • The User Interface is now locked when downloading an object or a scene from the extra content.

Materials:

  • Easier access and edition of multi-material thanks to sub-menu hierarchy display.

 

What's new in Vue 2016

  • 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!
  • Optimized Workspace and Workflow and HiDPI display support

VUE is a 64 bit application, designed for the 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 and Intel Mac OS X platforms.

Like all 3D packages, it is highly demanding in terms of computer power. Although the application is totally multi-threaded to ensure the smoothest possible response, you have to realize that there is a lot going on when you work in VUE.

Please note that using VUE on a system carrying the below specification may result in slow response time and longer render times!

Please read further on for recommended minimal specification for an optimal VUE experience.

Macintosh

  • Mac OS X v10.6+ 64bit,
  • 2GHz Intel processor or faster,
  • 1GB of free RAM,
  • 200 MB of free Hard Disk space,
  • 1200x768 in 65K colors/16 bits (24+ bits recommended).

Windows

  • Windows 7/Windows 8 64bit,
  • 2GHz Pentium IV or better processor,
  • 1GB of free RAM,
  • 200 MB of free Hard Disk space,
  • 1200x768 in 65K colors/16 bits (24+ bits recommended).

Note: VUE Esprit 2015 installed on a multi-core CPU computer will use a maximum of 8 CPUs on a 64 bit OS.

Recommended System Specs

  • Windows 64 bit (Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10), Mac OS X v10.10
  • Multi-core CPU (Intel QuadCore, Core I7, or Mac Pro), AVX compliant (windows)
  • 4GB+ of RAM,
  • 4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS),
  • An OpenGL accelerated video board (see below for optimal compatibility)

Supported Video Boards

VUE includes an automatic configuration tool that will set all OpenGL options just after install, for optimized previewing on your video board / driver.

Any reasonably recent video board (typically less than 3 years old) with at least 1GB of dedicated VRAM and up-to-date drivers should allow you to get the most out of VUE's OpenGL engine.

If you run into any OpenGL issues, try disabling background draw and antialiasing in the Options panel. Worst case scenario: you can always run VUE in software OpenGL mode.

Warning: Laptops using Nvidia's Optimus or ATI's BinaryGFX technologies may present severe OpenGl problems. We recommend that users deactivate this option when running VUE!

 

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