E-on software has announced that a 60-day trial version of the Vue 5 Esprit 3D landscape tool is now available on the company's Web site.
The trial version offers a fully functional version of the software, E-on claims, except that output can't be saved, rendering is limited to 640-x-480 and animations are limited to five seconds. The preset content isn't included but can be downloaded separately.
According to e-on software, new features in Vue 5 Esprit include global illumination and radiosity with EasyGI single slider quality setting. Vue 5 now supports high dynamic range image (HDRI) and image based lighting (IBL).
The full version of Vue 5 Esprit comes complete with over 50 3D trees and plants, over 160 atmospheres, 460 materials, 250 fully textured 3D objects and over 70 example scenes.
Vue 5 Esprit costs $249 (around £140). Included is a free $50 voucher for use in Cornucopia3D, e-on’s upcoming Vue-content store.
An upgrade from Vue d’Esprit 4 costs $149 (£85) or $129 (£73) for users who bought Vue d’Esprit 4 after October 1st 2003. A sidegrade from Vue 4 Professional costs $99 (£55). Vue 5 Professional is expected before the end of the year.