E-on Software Ships Free PlantFactory 2014.6 and VUE 2014.6 PLEs

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Sep 22, 2014 - Beaverton, Oregon - Today E-on Software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced the immediate availability of the Personal Learning Edition and Trial Version of PlantFactory, updated for the recently announced 2014.6 release.

The company also released VUE xStream and Infinite 2014.6 Personal Learning Edition (PLE) today.

PlantFactory 2014.6 
The 2014.6 PLE and Trial Versions allow users to learn and master all the new features from the recent PlantFactory 2014.6 release.

In short:


  • Improved exports to all 3D apps
  • New export presets (custom tailored for many apps)
  • New export options: embedded alpha, texture relative path, axis system
  • Improved export of material lighting
  • Drastically improved export speed


  • Two-level publication lets the artist decide what parameters are accessible outside of PlantFactory
  • New Input selector node

Updated Content:

  • The plant graphs of all samples have been redone for improved readability and easier understanding

PlantFactory Producer - Personal Learning Edition (PLE)

PlantFactory Producer allows artists to author fully animated 3D plants in concert with their production workflow. Users can hand-draw plants, assemble pre-made components or build plants from scratch using the node graph.

The Personal Learning Edition of PlantFactory Producer is a fully functional version that lets users save their work and never expires. It is designed for Artists and Students that want to master the best plant solution on the market, without punching a hole in their wallet.

With the PLE, users can:

  • Create complete projects and save their work,
  • Export* their plants to other applications as standard geometry or use them in the VUE PLE,
  • Render in FullHD (for stills) and animations up to 720p,
  • Learn at their own pace (the PLE never expires)!

Users can download the PlantFactory PLE at no charge from try.plantfactory-tech.com

*Exported geometry leaves 1 polygon out of 5 out.

PlantFactory Studio, Designer and Artist Trial Versions

The PlantFactory Trial lets users test the same capabilities found in all different versions of PlantFactory ( Studio, Designer, and Artist) so they can decide which one best fits their needs. The Trial contains all 3 versions.

Users can download the PlantFactory Trial Versions at no charge from try.plantfactory-tech.com

The PlantFactory Trial Version is fully functional, aside from the following limitations: saving is disabled, renders carry a logo, render stills up to 1920x1080 and animations up to 1280x720, 1 polygon out of 5 is removed from exported geometry (export feature available in Studio and Designer only), and the trial version ships with a limited content selection. Once registered, the Trial Version will work for 30 days.

The PlantFactory PLE and Trial Version cannot be used for commercial work

More information about PlantFactory is available at www.plantfactory-tech.com.

VUE 2014.6

VUE Infinite 2014.6 and VUE xStream 2014.6 are the latest production-driven versions of e-on software's professional solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments.

Key features of VUE 2014.6 include:

  • New World Coordinate System transcription when importing/exporting Nuke .CHAN files*.
  • Improved camera synchronization data import (FBX* and .dat).
  • Automatic detection of source software when importing .obj meshes, and automatic updating of scale and orientation.
  • Compatibility with FBX pixel aspect ratio when loading/exporting FBX* files.
  • Improved resize/center objects option when importing FBX* files (cameras and scenes).
  • Possibility to import FBX* data at non-zero time.
  • Simplified display of PlantFactory published parameters.
  • And more...

The compatibility with .FBX and .CHAN formats is only available in VUE xStream.

Learn more about the technologies in VUE 2014 at www.e-onsoftware.com/xstream/?page=new

Personal Learning Edition (PLE)

The VUE 2014.6 PLE is a fully functional version of VUE xStream/Infinite 2014.6. With the PLE, users can:

  • Create complete projects, save their work and export to other applications,
  • Render in FullHD (for stills) and animations up to 720p,
  • Experience VUE's power directly inside 3ds Max/Maya/Softimage/LightWave/Cinema4D,
  • Try VUE RenderNodes on their network,
  • Learn at their own pace (the PLE never expires)!

Users can download the VUE 2014 PLE at no charge from www.vue3d.com/ple.

The Personal Learning Edition ships with a selection of VUE presets, as well as the full PDF Reference manual. More presets are available in the commercial version. Scene files created and saved with the PLE cannot be exchanged with other PLE users and are not compatible with other versions of VUE except ATC Licenses. The PLE is for personal, non-commercial use only, and renders may be watermarked and carry a logo. 

Even more Environment Power! The VUE PLE can work hand in hand with the PlantFactory PLE offering artists the most powerful and complete environment creation solution in the world!
Read more about VUE and PlantFactory working together here.

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, Ozone, Plant Factory and Carbon Scatter), as well as real-time immersive visualization tools for Architecture and GeoDesign (LumenRT). Offering a wide array of Digital Nature products and applications, e-on software provides solutions adapted to every project and budget. E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as as as "Dragons 1&2", "Hunger Games", "Hugo", "Tintin", "Super 8", "Thor", "Avatar", "Clash of the Titans", "Sucker Punch", "Despicable Me 1&2", "The Wolf Man", "2012", "Lovely Bones", "GI Joe – The Rise of the Cobra", "Land of the Lost", "Terminator 4, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Indiana Jones 4", "Monster Vs Aliens", "Australia", "The Spiderwick Chronicles", "KungFu Panda", "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and TV series such as "Spartacus", "Smallville", "Battlestar Gallactica", "Caprica", "Stargate Atlantis", "Stargate Continuum", "The Vampire Diaries" and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section: www.e-onsoftware.com/spotlight.

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge, user friendly technologies that produce stunning Digital Nature scenery.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with an European office in Paris, France.

Visit their website at http://www.e-onsoftware.com.

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