- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 31 Jan 2002
Mac3D: Vue d'Esprit 4 for Mac OS X
Vue d'Esprit 4 is the latest release of an award-winning 3D scenery application for Mac OS X and Windows. The program is available for both US English, French and German languages. A Japanese version is coming as well. Vue d'Esprit 4 won a MacWorld Best of Show SF2002 Award in January.
Vue d'Esprit 4
This 3D application is completely built for Mac OS X and includes support for Multiprocessors and AltiVec optimizationswhich means is runs wicked fast on Mac OS X machines with dual G4's.
E-On Software's new 3D app for Mac OS X is used to create, render and animate natural scenery. The program is ideal for both beginners and advanced users and ships with 2 CD-ROM's full of pre-built scenery assemblies.
One of the nicest features of Vue d'Esprit 4 is that it supports numerous file imports, including 3D model data from TrueSpace, 3D Studio Max and Lightwave 3D, to name a few. It also supports the integration of Poser models, Autocad DXF format, RAW geometry data format, DEM USGA Digital Elevation Model format, and TGA 16-bit altitude map encoding scheme.
Additionally going out you can export to many of the same formats, including DXF, JPEG and GIF images and QuickTime movie and QuickTimeVR (virtual reality) export. Mpeg 1 and Mpeg 2 animation export filters are included and so is Pict format on the Macintosh.
An advanced OpenGL engine lets you select the display characteristics of objects on a per view and per object basis. There are sophisticated camera controls that help you set up model views.
Creating amazing atmospheres is made possible by a system that simulations the interaction between light and air with support for caustics and dust and smoke.
The full features of this application are many and the screen shots provided at the Web site explain in beautiful detail many of the programs key features. A neat QuickTimeVR environment with Poser-based animals is here for you to check out and so are Mac OS X screen shots.
To learn more visit: http://www.e-onsoftware.com
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