e-on Software CloudFactory Ozone v2015



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Atmospheres That Come Alive

The Ozone plug-ins let you create and render hyper-realistic atmospheres directly inside of 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Lightwave and Cinema4D.


Ozone implements e-on's exclusive Spectral 3 technologies developped for the simulation and rendering of atmospheric effects. Ozone atmospheres provide an accurately simulated environment that affects all elements of your scenes, and behaves according to nature’s rules.

Ozone is built on the same algorithms and integration technologies as Vue xStream, but is limited to atmospheres and skies.

With four atmospheric models – spectral, volumetric, standard and environment mapping, over 100 preset atmospheres and 100 preset cloud shapes, Ozone is the most complete, realistic and productive solution for creating skies and atmospheres that come alive.

Your atmospheres can be as realistic as what you see out your window or they can be as imaginative as the green and purple sunsets of uncharted planets.


Interactive Cloud Control:

New in Ozoneis the ability to handle cloud layers like regular objects. Users can move, rotate or resize them interactively using the host application's standard manipulation gizmos directly inside the host application’s interface.

Localized Cloud Layers:

On top of the ability to move cloud layers around interactively using the gizmos, Ozone lets the user "extract" portions of the cloud layers. Parts of a cloud layer can now be easily isolated and moved around to another location!

Enhanced Atmosphere Preview:

The atmosphere editor in Ozone can now be resized in order to increase the size of the preview giving the end user unprecedented visual control on his cloud layer.

Super-fast rendering technology:

Despite the staggering complexity of the atmospheric model it features, Ozone renders its atmospheric effects at blazing speed, thanks to e-on software’s highly optimized technology.

Extensive library of over 150 predefined atmospheres:

Ozone includes presets for all kinds of atmospheric conditions: bright daytime, bad weather, sunrise, sunset, night time, etc. Customize the atmosphere using dedicated tools and the library of over 140 preset cloud shapes.

  • Sun to adjust the position and size of the sun.
  • Light to select and modify the lighting model you wish to use – standard or global ambience.
  • Clouds to create layers of clouds and adjust their settings.
  • Fog and Haze to adjust the density, distribution and color of the fog and haze.
  • Sky, Fog and Haze (for Spectral Atmospheres) to set up parameters for fog and haze and to add such effects as volumetric sunlight and godrays.
  • Effects to add special effects such as rainbows, stars, ice rings, etc.
  • Highly productive and easy to use interface
  • Animated atmospheres (keyframes, timeline)
  • Four atmosphere models: Standard, Volumetric, Spectral and Environment Mapping
  • Full control over all aspects of the atmosphere
  • Fully adjustable fog and haze
  • Realistic light and air interactions
  • Automatic creation of lens flares for the Ozone sun light
  • Customizable rainbows, ice rings, stars...
  • State of the art algorithms for top quality results
  • Highly optimized code designed to deliver speed
  • Extensive library of over 100 predefined atmospheres
  • Over 100 different cloud shapes
  • Visual browsers to locate files rapidly
  • Saves atmospheres (with preview) for future use
  • Imports Vue 7 atmospheres and clouds

Animate It All!
Ozone lets you animate everything from clouds and sun to fog and haze. Take precise control of all animation properties by editing keyframes directly and then personalize in your timeline. Skies spring to life as your clouds swirl!

With its easy to use interface and wide range of features, Ozone is the essential tool for animators and still creators seeking professional atmospheric results.

Bright sunshine, glorious sunsets, bad weather, moonlit nights – Ozone handles them all. With over 100 predefined atmospheres and an intuitive interface, you can achieve exactly what you had in mind in minutes!

Customize every aspect of the atmosphere. Raise and lower the sun or change the direction or color of the sunlight. Add storm clouds to create an ominous mood. Create a thick, moisture-laden atmosphere where objects get lost in the mist. Add layer upon layer of clouds, adjusting their complexity, density, altitude and shape. Add a rainbow for a special effect, or stars and ice rings. You are in total control.


Ozone 2015

Physically Accurate Sunlight Model

  • The new photometric sunlight model uses a real-world, physical simulation of sun and atmospheric lighting intensities. This new, scientifically accurate model offers an alternative to the more artistic approach of the existing Spectral model.  As a result, your renders will look more photo-real in a subtle way, and HDR renders will preserve all the range of the natural spectrum.
  • You can easily switch between the new photometric model and the standard spectral model; Ozone 2015 will make all the required changes automatically.
  • The Ozone 2015 render engine will automatically adapt to the host application's photometric model to provide seamlessly integrated lighting.

Deeper Interoperability

  • Ozone 2015 now supports Autodesk Media & Entertainment products up to release 2015 (3ds Max 2015, Maya 2015 and Softimage 2015), and also adds support for V-Ray 3 for 3ds Max (support V-Ray 3 for Maya is under development)*.
  • Ozone 2015 also now also supports Maxon Cinema 4D up to R16 and Newtek LightWave up to version 11.6.

* Support for the upcoming version of LightWave is also under development, and will be added to Ozone 2015 as soon as such new version is released.

Ozone 2014

  • The Ozone 2014 plug-in lets you create and render hyper-realistic skies and atmospheres in 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Lightwave and Cinema4D.
  • Ozone 2014 implements the cutting-edge technologies developped by e-on software for the simulation and rendering of atmospheric effects. Its atmospheres provide an accurately simulated environment that affects all elements of your scenes and behaves according to nature’s rules.
  • Ozone 2014 is built on the same algorithms and integration technology as Vue xStream, but is limited to atmospheres and skies.


  • Mac OS X v10.6+ - 64 bit only,
  • 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 XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 - 64 bit only,
  • 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).

An OpenGL accelerated video board is not required, but is a big plus.

Multi-processor rendering is only available on all multi-processor OS X, XP Pro, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems.

Supported Applications
64bit version: 3DSMax 9* to 2015
Cinema 4D
64bit version: Cinema 4D R9.6 to R11.5
LightWave 3D
64bit version: LightWave 3D 9.3 to 9.6
64bit version: Maya 8 to 2010
64bit version: XSI 5.1 to Softimage 2010
(*) If using 3ds Max 2009, SP1 is highly suggested.
Cinema 4D
64 bit versions: Cinema 4D R11.5 to R16
LightWave 3D
64 bit versions: LightWave 3D 9.3 to 11.6
64 bit versions: Maya 2010 to 2015

Supported Renderers


A single license of Ozone 2015 can be used with all compatible applications and renderers installed on your system.
  • Ozone 2015 for Maya works with MentalRay, Maya software and V-Ray renderers.
  • Ozone 2015 for 3ds Max works with MentalRay and V-Ray renderers.
  • Ozone 2015 for Softimage works with MentalRay.
  • Ozone 2015 for LightWave and Cinema4D works with the native renderer.

MentalRay and V-Ray Compatibility

Ozone 2015 is fully compatible with MentalRay's specific technologies, such as Sun&Sky, Photometric Lights, Distributed Bucket Rendering, etc.

Ozone 2015 is fully compatible with V-Ray's specific Sun and Sky technologies.

Ozone 2015 will automatically adjust it's settings to match the effects of these features, whenever they are used in 3ds Max, Maya or Softimage.


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