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Release 3 of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016 Introduced by E-on Software

Simul Chowdhury: Editor

Being a leading name of software development for animation, creation, rendering and Integration, E-on software always keeps a game changer attitude with the new application for the users. The new releases continue to cast a spell over the 3D designing world with advanced functions and tools. Their effort makes the virtual world as much real as the real one with all equally viable substances. The new Release 3 of VUE and PlantFactory 2016 retain the legacy. These applications are smart enough to add nuanced details to your design, adding a real feel to the virtual world.

The free version of the software application is available for the users. These applications come up with as many features as you may want to have to create a magical 3D work the same as you expected. The new versions always bring forth the company’s objective towards creating an amiable space for designers and artists. It always goes a step further to reflect a sense of innovation and creativity of the designing. The main objectives remain unchanged in their designing and the releases – offering a user-friendly approach, enhancing the base of the current technologies, improving the performance of the application gradually.

The key features of these two new releases are discussed here. The information given below is stated according to the press release of the company itself. You can visit their official site for more details. The key features of VUE 2016 R3 –

UX/UI improvements:

• Major performance/responsiveness/stability improvements
• Higher quality display in Render Scene preview for soft shadows
• Better handling of editor window manipulations
• Support for HiDPI screens on MacOS

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

Faster computing of Spline operations for HeightField Terrains

xStream Integration:

• Adds support for 3ds Max 2018
• Optimized native spline handling
• Network Rendering: New command line options to set color/alpha/depth passes for both stills and animations rendering
• New Python callbacks for setting and getting Color, Alpha and Depth channels saving locations

The important features of PlanetFactory 2016 R3:

UX/UI improvements:

• Major performance/responsiveness/stability improvements
• Better wireframe display, and improved gizmo manipulator interactions
• Improved geometry loading and previewing
• Improved vegetation painting
• Advanced vegetation pruning algorithms with new Cut probability, Cut length and Radius Reduction parameters
• New Current Primitive node allows advanced control over branch growth and natural pruning effects
• Improved geometry transition algorithms:
• Better handling of branch offset
• Improved geometry continuity with highly distorted models
• Displacement mapping now available on transition zones
• Improved exports:
• New optional wind application to exported geometry
• Improved export dialog interface
• Improved PTex format export for plant materials

The features are concentrated completely on enhancing the users’ experience in designing. The details make your work livelier and better than ever. E-on software application does its best job in presenting tools and application that add real sense to designing. Enhancing the core offering of the previous releases of these two applications, the company has been successful to live up to its expectation like before. Personal learning edition and the trial version is available for the users. You can download from the company’s official website.


Release 3 of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016 Introduced by E-on Software

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