PARIS — E-on Software (e-onsoftware.com), a developer of software for the creation, animation, rendering, and integration of natural 3D environments, has announced the availability of the pre-release of its Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 suite of plug-ins. To focus on the company's core technologies and ensure better customer support and user experience on its flagship solutions VUE and PlantFactory, E-on also announced that in 2018, it will discontinue development of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone. The 2017 releases of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone will be the last for the suite of plug-ins.
The official releases - including free Personal Learning Editions - are expected to ship in Q3 2017. E-on Software will continue to provide Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 customers with product support (hotfixes, service packs and - whenever possible - support for newer host applications) at no cost until September 2018. Customers with a valid maintenance plan for Carbon Scatter or CloudFactory Ozone on June 1, 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 plug-in.
Derived from E-on's EcoSystem technology, Carbon Scatter 2017 is an easy and straightforward solution for creating complex and detailed populations using the native instancing technologies of the host application. The new release features multiple global ecoSystem layers, that can be saved as EcoPainter brushes. Users can also add PlantFactory and VUE vegetation models (.tpf and .veg) directly to Carbon Scatter EcoSystem populations. Performance has also been improved.
Based entirely on real-world atmospheric behavior, CloudFactory Ozone produces realistic environments with volumetric clouds, accurate light dispersion and natural phenomena such as Godrays. CloudFactory Ozone realistically models the behavior of Earth’s atmosphere to produce all kinds of atmospheric effects. New in CloudFactory Ozone 2017 are auto-scale clouds with altitude, and the ability to easily load/add cloud layers using a single button.
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 $295 with upgrades from Carbon Scatter 1/2 and 2015 at $199.
CloudFactory Ozone 2017 retails at $295, with upgrades from Ozone 5/6 and 2015 at $199. RenderNode network rendering licenses are available at $95 per node.