Graphics tool developer e-on software has announced the immediate availability of a free personal learning edition of Vue 6, the latest version of the company's solution for creating natural 3D environments.
Version 6 of Vue includes a number of technologies including EcoSystem 2 to rapidly populate environments with millions of wind-swept trees, hyper-realistic Spectral atmosphere engine and MetaCloud technology, state-of-the-art radiosity and SubSurface Scattering renderer, and flicker-free SolidGrowth 4 3D plant technology.
The Vue 6 PLE is a fully functional version of Vue 6 Infinite/xStream, which allows users to create complete projects, save their work and export to other applications, render stills and animations without size/length limit, and experience Vue's power directly inside Max, Maya, LightWave and Cinema4D.
The PLE, which has no expiration date, ships with all Vue 6 material and atmosphere presets, as well as the complete PDF Reference manual.
The PLE is available for all Windows versions, including Vista, and in a universal binary for Macintosh OSX, though officials note xStream is currently not available for the Mac platform.
"3D professionals can now experience, free of charge, how Vue's natural environments can become a definitive production asset," says Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software. "Students shouldn't miss this opportunity to learn one of the key tools of the CG industry!"