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E-on Software Releases Vue 6 xStream for SOFTIMAGE|XSI
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June 19, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon -e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for natural 3D environments, today announced the immediate availability of Vue 6 xStream for SOFTIMAGE|XSI software. Vue 6 xStream offers CG professionals a complete toolset to integrate their projects in rich and realistic natural 3D environments.

Vue 6 xStream: the Integrated Solution for Natural Environments

Vue 6 xStream combines unequaled environment creation power with advanced rendering technologies and full-featured animation tools. It extends the feature set in XSI to include support for Vue's state-of-the-art natural environment technologies. Vue 6 xStream is specifically designed to integrate into any professional production pipeline, from architectural visualization to game, broadcast and film industries.

"We're happy to welcome XSI users to the circle of xStream-empowered applications! With all major 3D applications now supported, Vue is more than ever the undisputed solution for the creation of professional CG environments", said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Vue 6 xStream for Softimage XSI is the latest addition to the list of xStream-compatible applications, alongside 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, LightWave and Maya.

"Vue 6 xStream for XSI was highly anticipated by our user community; it's a wonderful solution for high-quality environments and it integrates well with the XSI toolkit," said Bill Roberts, Director of Product Management for Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. "We look forward to the results our shared customers will produce with this technology".

Key benefits of Vue 6 xStream:

· Use the industry's leading solution for natural environments directly inside XSI software
· Streamlined integration that effectively eliminates any need for import/export or compositing processes
· Patented EcoSystem technology to instantly create forests with millions of wind-swept plants
· Ultra-realistic spectral atmosphere model that captures all the subtlety of natural lighting
· Spectral volume cloud technology for extremely realistic cloudscapes
· MetaCloud with easily configurable cloud formations
· Procedural terrain engine with infinite level of detail
· SolidGrowth 4 Plant technology that dramatically reduces flickering of distant plants
· Omni and directional ventilators for local modifications of plants and EcoSystems
· Render XSI and Vue content in a single pass with mental ray

"Vue 6 xStream is a powerful, professional-grade tool that makes it easy and fun to create high- quality environmental imagery - With it we can create any environment we can imagine with minimal effort, and to have that directly within the XSI interface is awesome! The renderings we get out of Vue almost always surpass our expectations!" says Todd Akita, Technical Director at Psyop.

A 8 minute narrated video presentation of Vue 6 xStream is available at::

Vue 6 xStream is available in English for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, for both 32 and 64 bits OS. Vue 6 xStream is compatible with XSI software starting from version 5.1 and higher. Vue 6 xStream pricing begins at US $895 (Nodelocked License, Download Version), with upgrades available from Vue 5 xStream bundles for US $299, and sidegrades from other e-on software products (see website for details). Educational versions of Vue 6 xStream are available starting from US $239 for single user licenses (Nodelocked License, download version). Site licensing is also available, contact e-on software for further details and pricing information.

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of high quality solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. With products specifically targeted for the different market segments, 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, education and entertainment industries.
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 technologies that significantly improve usability and workflow.
E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with a European office in Paris, France. Visit their website at

About Softimage Co.

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., develops innovative 3D character creation and effects tools to animators and digital artists in the film, broadcast, post-production and games industries. Its product line includes SOFTIMAGE|XSI, the most advanced 3D animation and character creation software for next generation games & film, SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT®, the first production for lifelike facial animation, SOFTIMAGE|CAT™, a complete character animation system plug-in, and Alienbrain®, an industry leading production asset management solution for creative teams. For more information about Softimage, please visit

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