Friday, March 31st, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

e-on software ships Vue Infinite and Vue xStream 2016 R2

e-on software has released Vue Infinite 2016 R2 and Vue xStream 2016 R2, the latest updates to the digital environment tools, adding the option to render 360-degree output and set up multiple viewports.

The updates build on the original Vue 2016 release, which came out late last year.

Render out 360-degree panoramas or animations with auto camera-levelling
As far as we can see, the new features are the same in both editions of the software, with the main addition being the option to render out 360-degree panoramas, either as static images or animations.

The functionality is compatible with all of Vue’s other rendering options, including multipass rendering and HDR output, and includes the option to level the camera automatically to minimise distortion.

Support for up to 16 user-created viewports
The update also introduces the option to create up to 16 viewports, up from the previous limit of four.

In the video above, the functionality is presented partly to support multiple monitor set-ups, but mainly to make it possible to test variant framing for a render without having to change the scene set-up.

Smaller workflow changes
In addition, the update introduces a number of smaller workflow changes, including the option to change the resolution of a terrain without changing its size, and a sub-menu hierarchy display for multi-materials.

You can find a full list of changes via the link at the foot of the story.

Pricing and availability
Vue Infinite 2016 R2 and Vue xStream 2016 R2 are available now for 64-bit Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.6+. Vue xStream integrates Vue with these versions of 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya and Softimage.

New licences of Vue Infinite 2016 R2 cost $1,295; new licences of Vue xStream 2016 R2 cost $1,695. The updates are free to registered users of Vue Infinite 2016 and Vue xStream 2016.

In addition, e-on has released Vue 2016 R2 PLE, the free learning edition of the software. It has all of the features of Vue xStream, but caps still renders at full HD and animations at 720p, and watermarks output.

Read a full list of new features in Vue 2016 R2 on e-on software’s website
(Applies to both Vue Infinite 2016 R2 and Vue xStream 2016 R2)

Homepage image: A 360-degree panorama rendered in Vue 2016 R2 by Barry Marshall. Full version here.