Curious Labs and e-on software have announced that they are bundling Poser 5 and Vue 5 together at a discount price.

The two companies have made similar bundles available in the past to offer the ability to create and animate human and natural scenes. The new bundle now offers the latest versions - Vue 5 Esprit, Poser 5 and Mover 5 - for Mac and Windows.

The retail price for the individual applications would be $567, where the bundle is due to cost £399 (around £220) - the same price as the Vue 4 bundle. European pricing hasn't been announced but the Vue 4 bundle currently costs £275.

Vue 5, released in October, is a 3D landscape generating tool. Poser is a 3D character animation tool. Mover allows Vue users to import moving Poser scenes, and create flythroughs of Vue scenes.

The bundle is due to be available from the e-on and Curious Web sites immediately, although the sites hadn't been updated at the time this article was written.