E-on Software, a leading developer of software for the visualization and 3D software industries, has announced this week the release of final versions of its plugin suite for Carbon Scatter and Ozone 2017.
E-on Software—Discontinuing Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone
This will be the last release of the Carbon Scatter plugins and plugins for CloudFactory 2017 suite plugins. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bentley Systems, will discontinue development of both of these product lines in 2018 so they can focus on better customer support and user experience for their flagship solutions VUE and PlantFactory.
Included in Offical 2017 Release
The new 2017 releases of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory plugins—which will include Personal Learning Editions—are expected to ship in Q3, 2107. E-on Software will continue to support the 2017 plugins for both of these product lines, at no cost to customers, until September 2018. Customers with valid maintenance plans for either Carbon Scatter or CloudFactory Ozone on 1 June 2017, will receive the 2017 pre-release versions as a free upgrade in the coming days.
E-on software will ensure all customers under maintenance plans will receive the maintenance plans benefits until such plans expire. Beginning immediately, maintenance plans can no longer be extended for either plugin.
Carbon Scatter 2017
Derived from e-on software’s acclaimed EcoSystem(tm) technology, Carbon
Scatter 2017 is the easiest and most straightforward solution for creating
complex and detailed populations using the native instancing technologies of
the host application.
New in Carbon Scatter 2017:
- Multiple Global EcoSystem Layers — that can be saved as EcoPainter Brushes
- Add PlantFactory and VUE vegetation models (.tpf and .veg) directly to Carbon Scatter EcoSystem populations
- Performance — up to 4x lighter data footprint within saved scenes, and quicker loading/saving of scenes
CloudFactory Ozone 2017
Based entirely on real-world atmospheric behavior, CloudFactory Ozone produces ultra-realistic environments with volumetric clouds, accurate light dispersion and natural phenomena such as Godrays. CloudFactory Ozone realistically models the behavior of our planet’s atmosphere to produce all kinds of atmospheric effects.
New in CloudFactory Ozone 2017:
- Auto-scale clouds and altitude
- Easily load/add cloud layers using a single button
- Optional automatic sun softness computation, based on atmosphere parameters
- Improve Low Quality Consistency — parameter to better preview your atmosphere looks while rendering at a lower resolution
Pricing and Availability
Carbon Scatter 2017 and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 are available in English for 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 and Intel Mac OS X platforms (10.7+).
A single license of Carbon Scatter or CloudFactory Ozone 2017 can be used with all compatible applications and renderers installed on the end user’s system.
Carbon Scatter 2017 retails at US$295 with upgrades from Carbon Scatter 1/2 and 2015 at US$199.
CloudFactory Ozone 2017 retails at US$295, with upgrades from Ozone 5/6 and 2015 at US$199. RenderNode network rendering licenses are available at $95 per node.
Crossgrade to VUE xStream
The company is promoting a crossgrade to its VUE xStream product line for customers of either Carbon Scatter or CloudFactory Ozone. VUE is the world’s leading 3D digital nature solution. VUE creates the entire environment for artistic scenes, and not just atmospheres or populations.
VUE xStream integrates to 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and Softimage to offer a complete toolset for creating and rendering exceptionally rich andrealistiVFXc natural environments. The company is now offering as of this press release, special crossgrade commercial offerings for users of Carbon Scatter or CloudFactory.
Until 1 October 2017, users of Carbon Scatter 2015 – 2017 and CloudFactory Ozone 2015 – 2017 can crossgrade to the VUE xStream for $1,195.USD with a 1-year maintenance contract or $995.USD without maintenance. After 1 October 2017, the price to crossgrade will rise to $1,620 and $1,320.USD, respectively.