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VUE xStream offers professional CG artists a complete toolset for creating and rendering exceptionally rich and realistic natural environments in 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and Softimage.

Access all the power of the world's leading 3D Digital Nature solution directly from within your favorite application. Create and edit beautifully detailed natural environments using your application's standard manipulators.

Render everything together inside 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D or Softimage, with full interaction between VUE and native elements, including 2-way mutual shadow casting, reflection, refraction and GI.

VUE xStream for sale provides a unique, unmatched solution for creating and integrating high quality natural scenery into any professional production pipeline, from architectural visualization to broadcast and film.

Creating and Editing VUE Environments

VUE xStream 2015 operates as a fully integrated plug-in for 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and Softimage. It adds all of Vue's dedicated environment creation tools to your application's interface.

Using these tools, you can create complete, hyper-realistic 3D environments without leaving your favorite application.

This includes (among others) the ability to create atmospheric effects, build procedural terrains, grow SolidGrowth trees or even populate entire forests.

Edit VUE Elements inside your Application

Proxy geometry is dynamically created by VUE xStream 2015 inside the host application so that you can use your application's standard manipulators to move, rotate or resize each element of the VUE environment individually.

You can use all standard tools of your application (such as alignment, scripting or even add fur to VUE elements), and you can make VUE elements interract dynamically with native objects (e.g. collision detection, etc).

Animation of VUE items can be done either through VUE (e.g. for wind effects), or using the host application's animation tools. Both types of animation are naturally combined seamlessly.

VUE xStream 2015 for 3ds Max, Softimage and Cinema 4D will even let you paint EcoSystems interactively (on VUE objects or on native objects), directly through the host application's viewports*.

* This feature is currently only available in 3ds Max, Softimage and Cinema 4D. LightWave and Maya support is planned, but is still pending development by Newtek/Autodesk.

Full Support of All VUE Elements

You can create VUE environments directly in the host application, or you can load ready-made environments that were designed on a stand-alone version of VUE (VUE Infinite, or VUE xStream 2015 running in stand-alone mode - xStream can run either as a plug-in or as a stand-alone application).

All components of the VUE environments are supported by VUE xStream 2015, including complete EcoSystems, all types of atmospheres, cameras, lighting, all plants, all terrain types and all procedural materials.

Animated scenes are also supported, including wind animations for plants and EcoSystems, atmosphere and cloud animations, and all animated materials.

All imported meshes included in the VUE scene will be loaded as well.

Lights are automatically converted into their Maya/Max/LightWave/Cinema/Softimage counterparts, and the atmosphere is converted into a special environment shader.

Integrated Rendering

Compatibility

A single license of VUE xStream 2015 can be used with all compatible applications and renderers installed on your system, without requiring the purchase of any Extra Renderer licenses (unlike what was the case with VUE 6 xStream).

VUE xStream 2015 for Maya works with MentalRay, V-Ray and Maya software renderer.
VUE xStream 2015 for Max works with MentalRay and V-Ray.
VUE xStream 2015 for Softimage works with MentalRay.
VUE xStream 2015 for LightWave and Cinema 4D works with the native renderer.
The Render Process

Upon rendering, xStream kicks-in its own render engine, which works in parallel to the native renderer. This assures that the VUE elements will look exactly as if they were rendered inside Vue, and also helps speeding up the rendering of polygon-heavy elements such as terrains and EcoSystems.

However, this is a completely transparent process. There is no need to deal with the xStream renderer. Parameters such as render resolution and anti-aliasing quality need only to be set for the native renderer. If necessary, you can override these settings easily.