We are expecting to release the entire Vue 11 product line November 2012*.
The Vue 11 product line is built around the same three-tiered structure as previous releases:
Vue 11 for CG Professionals: Vue 11 Infinite and Vue 11 xStream.
Offers CG professionals premiere solutions for creating exceptionally rich and realistic Digital Nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow.
Vue 11 for 3D Artists: Vue 11 Esprit, Vue 11 Studio and Vue 11 Complete.
Provides 3D artists with powerful modular applications to create rich 3D Digital Nature scenery and landscapes.
Vue 11 for 3D Enthusiasts: Vue 11 Pioneer and Theme-Packs and Vue 11 Frontier.
Published by Cornucopia3D and powered by e-on software, these products feature content-filled, easy-to-use scenic nature creation for home and family use, with Vue Frontier specifically dedicated to Poser™ and Daz|Studio™ users.




What's Coming in Vue 11



Key features of Vue 11 include faster rendering, Illumination Caching, terrain and EcoPainter improvements, 360° population, interactive EcoSystem population, as well as particles. But it's not just particles, it's a new concept of particles!
With Vue 11, you can do all the standard stuff that particles are good at, but you can also do a lot more. Rather than creating simple emitters, and having particles grow out of them, we designed a new way of handling particles that is specifically well suited for Digital Nature


Here is a shortlist of some of the important new features included in Release 11 of Vue:
EcoParticles: This new technology is ideal for the creation of animated rain, snow, waterfalls, explosions, fire, smoke, tornadoes, falling leaves, swarm of insects and more. Any object can be set as a particle source (emitter).
EcoParticles as EcoSystems: EcoParticles are added to any material like a regular EcoSystem material layer. But with EcoParticles, you get in depth control over the way the particles will evolve over time. You can define the speed, direction, collision properties and duration of life of the particles, as well as subject them to external influences. On top of these new physical settings, all of the classic EcoSystem configuration parameters are used for particle instance population.
EcoParticles Effectors: Effectors are special objects that will influence the EcoParticles in the scene. Effects like tornadoes, jittering, attraction, etc. are easily created this way.

Automatic Weather Effects - Rain and Snow: These new atmospheric effects enable Artists to create anything from gentle spring rain to a tropical storm, a gentle falling snow to a blizzard, with just a few simple clicks. The heaviness, shape, drop size, speed and falling angle of the precipitation is user controllable. Motion blur can be added if desired too. Weather Effects are available for all types of atmospheres.
EcoPainter Improvements: The EcoSystem Painter is completely redesigned to allow even more control and flexibility. You can now create their own brushes using a combination of effectors. For instance, brushes that will resize and align instances at the same time. There are a number of new brush effects to boot, including the ability to lean or rotate instances, raise or lower them, move them around, etc. EcoSystem Instance Selection is now also available in xStream for 3ds Max, Cinema4D and Softimage.
Customizable EcoPainter Brushes: Like the brushes in the Terrain Editor, each EcoPainter brush now has its own dialog that displays all of the parameters that can be adjusted. If you want to display a specific brush parameter directly in the main EcoPainter dialog, they can do so with a click on the corresponding Publish icon. The EcoSystem Selection function has been merged with the EcoPainter. This way, you can use the select function to define the instances to work with, directly in the EcoSystem Painter dialog.

EcoSystem Fast Population: Vue can now refresh the EcoSystem population interactively, without the need of any re-population action.
EcoSystem 360° Population: Vue can now automatically populate EcoSystems from all directions including below objects. This feature works on any kind of object from basic spheres to complex geometry such as rocks, cars, houses... and all applicable EcoSystem settings are supported.
Faster Rendering Speed: Significant internal optimizations made to Vue 11’s rendering engine will result in dramatically accelerated rendering especially on very dense EcoSystem scenes.
Illumination Caching: This technology lets you re-use GI information over the course of an entire animation thus eliminating the need to re-render the GI pre-pass for every frame. This will dramatically reduce the rendering time of Architectural animations for instance.
Many other improvements such as Shared Material layers, Nitrous accelerated graphics core support in 3ds Max, support for latest releases of the Autodesk 2013 products and Cinema4D R14, and more...

If your Vue xStream or Vue Infinite is currently under maintenance, you will receive the upgrade to your corresponding Vue 11 product at no charge. If desired, you can already download a pre-release version* of your upgrade immediately (download instructions are sent in a separate e-mail).
Read more information on maintenance plans at: www e-onsoftware.com/maintenance


If you purchase Vue 10.5 xStream or Infinite within 30 days of the release of Vue 11, you will receive Vue 11 at no cost as part of the Free 30 Day Maintenance included with all new purchases

Buy Now and Save Money on Your Upgrade to Vue 11 Infinite/xStream!



If you intend to upgrade to Vue 11, now may be the best time to do so:
Vue 11 Professional Solutions
If you purchase Vue 10.5 Infinite or xStream today, you will be under 30 Day maintenance when Vue 11 is released, and will receive your upgrade to Vue 11 at no charge.
Do the math:
Vue 11 xStream will retail for $1995 with a one year standard maintenance plan ($1695 without)
Vue 11 xStream - Upgrade from Vue 10.x xStream will retail for $439
Vue 11 xStream - Upgrade from Vue 9.x xStream will retail for $899


Vue 11 Infinite will retail for $1495 with a a one year standard maintenance plan ($1295 without)
Vue 11 Infinite - Upgrade from Vue 10.x Infinite will retail for $359
Vue 11 Infinite - Upgrade from Vue 9.x Infinite will retail for $649


Vue 8 users, there will be no upgrades from Vue 8.x to Vue 11, so if you think Vue 11 will be for you, you should upgrade today!