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E-on Software Ships Free Versions of VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2!

The VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2 Personal Learning Editions allow any Artist or Student to learn the best Digital Nature tool for free. The PLEs output files that can be rendered without limitation using an ATC license, allows users to work from home using the free PLEs and transport their work easily between resources.


Beaverton, OR – E-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced at the end of June for immediate availability the free versions of its recently released VUE 2015 and PlantFactory 2015 products.

This includes the VUE xStream and Infinite 2015.2 Personal Learning Edition (PLE), the VUE Esprit, Studio and Complete 2015.2 trial versions, the PlantFactory Producer 2015.2 PLE, the free the PlantFactory Studio, Designer and Artist 2015.2 trial versions, and finally the free PlantFactory Exporter.

E-on software also announced that both its VUE and PlantFactory Personal Learning Editions can now interact with other commercial or PLE versions. As a result, customers can test any combination of commercial and PLE products. (PlantFactory PLE interoperability with Carbon Scatter 2015 and LumenRT 2015 will be available within their upcoming 2015.5 release)

Finally, to celebrate the nomination of VUE xStream 2015 for Update of the Year and LumenRT 2015 as Innovation of the Year at the CG Awards 2015, the company is currently running a huge promotion on all of its software tiles: VUE, PlantFactory, LumenRT, Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory.

Artists can save up to 50% on their purchase until July 12, 2015. More information here.

New in 2015.2

All free PLEs and Trials are based on their most recent 2015.2 release, which includes (on top of other improvements) vastly improved export plugins and communication with ZBrush for PlantFactory, and compatibility with Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya 2016 for VUE.

Learn more about the new technologies in VUE 2015.2 at

Compare PlantFactory versions with the comparative chart.

Personal Learning Editions (PLE)

The 2015.2 PLEs are fully functional version of VUE xStream/Infinite 2015.2 and PlantFactory Producer 2015.2. With the PLE, users can create complete projects, render in FullHD and save their work (see website for other limitations).

01 - Watch short video on Working with PlantFactory and ZBrush

01 – Watch short video on Working with PlantFactory and ZBrush

Users can download the 2015.2 PLEs at no charge from

The PLEs are for learning purposes only. In particular, it is strictly forbidden to use the PLE for any commercial work. The PLE ships with a limited subset of the total content available in the commercial products. Users cannot exchange files with other users (except ATC Licenses) and renders carry a logo and will be watermarked after 30 days. Geometry exported from The PlantFactory PLE removes 1 polygon out of 5; import into VUE works with both the VUE PLE and full commercial licenses of VUE.

The Personal Learning Editions perform under all versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (64 bit only), and are Mac Intel (64 bit) for MacOSX 10.6+.

Users don’t have to pay to learn!

The VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2 Personal Learning Editions allow any Artist or Student to learn the best Digital Nature tool for free. The PLEs output files that can be rendered without limitation using an ATC license. Students can thus work from home using the free PLEs and bring their work back to school for use (and final rendering) using their school’s resources.

PlantFactory Exporter 2015 – Tweak Plants and Export as Standard 3D Meshes

Designed for CG artists using any 3D application (such as 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Softimage, LightWave, Modo, etc), this very simple version of PlantFactory lets the users purchase exactly the plant species they need, generate variations, adjust age, health and season, and export as static 3D meshes*.

More information and download instructions is available online at:

* Mesh resolution can be adjusted per export.

30 Day Trial Versions

Trial Versions are designed to offer users a way to evaluate each specific version before making any purchasing decisions. The trail versions will work for 30 days and saving is disabled. Check website for other limitations.

Users can download the VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2 Trial Versions at no charge from

The Trial Versions are available in English, French and German for VUE and English only for PlantFactory, for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and are Mac Intel (64 bit) for MacOSX 10.6+.

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, Ozone, Plant Factory and Carbon Scatter), as well as real-time immersive visualization tools for Architecture and GeoDesign (LumenRT). Offering a wide array of Digital Nature products and applications, e-on software provides solutions adapted to every project and budget. E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as “Jupiter Ascending”, “Minions”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “The Croods”, “Dragons 1&2”, “Hunger Games”, “Hugo”, “Tintin”, “Super 8”, “Thor”, “Avatar”, “Clash of the Titans”, “Sucker Punch”, “Despicable Me 1&2”, “The Wolf Man”, “2012”, “Lovely Bones”, “GI Joe – The Rise of the Cobra”, “Land of the Lost”, “Terminator 4, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Indiana Jones 4”, “Monster Vs Aliens”, “Australia”, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”, “KungFu Panda”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 2” and TV series such as “Spartacus”, “Smallville”, “Battlestar Gallactica”, “Caprica”, “Stargate Atlantis”, “Stargate Continuum”, “The Vampire Diaries” and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software’s Spotlights section:

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer’s creativity. By investing significant resources into research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge, user friendly technologies that produce stunning Digital Nature scenery.

E-on software is based in Beaverton, Oregon with an European office in Paris, France.

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