E-on software has released a free update to of Vue 8 Frontier, which adds native import of DAZ 3D models.

Vue 8 Frontier is designed for 3D enthusiasts to easily compose character-filled images and video clips. It provides powerful nature creation tools, together with built in Poser and DAZ 3D character rendering. Based on the Vue 8 core application, Vue 8 Frontier will import any static Poser or DAZ 3D model (exported through DAZ|Studio as collada files). Vue 8 Frontier also supports the native shading tree of Poser, so that Poser characters and materials render correctly, according to E-on.

Vue 8 Frontier includes a free version of SkinVue 8 that adds the ability to enhance human skin realism. A VuePython powered utility, SkinVue 8 quickly and easily transforms Poser and Daz characters into vivid, realistic models.

Vue 8.4 Frontier is available for Mac OS X 10.5/6, and Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7. The update is free, whiule the full application costs $99 (£66).