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10 October 2010, 08:41 AM
Hi all,

I am new into Vue. I dont have any idea about this software and what I got is it is a software that generated vegetation and scenaries. (I dont know whether I am right or wrong). Well, I wish to know more about this software.

1. Is it something like Max or Maya?

2. Is it possible to export models with textures to other softwares?

3. These models are heavy?

4. What should be the minimum system configuration to run this software?

These are the basic doubts I have got. It will be highly appreciated if you share some more information about Vue.

10 October 2010, 03:15 AM
This is aweful.... So many visits but not even a single response. I dint ask how to make avatar in vue but just a few basic questions..... hmmm.....

10 October 2010, 01:58 AM
1. Is it something like Max or Maya?

It's more specific to modelling and rendering scenery consisting of landscapes, trees, rocks and atmosphere versus non-vegative objects within a scene. In my opinion you would probably prefer to model objects in other software.

2. Is it possible to export models with textures to other softwares?

Vue comes in different versions, Xstream, Infinite and Complete can export but you would need to purchase a separate module to export in the other less expensive versions.

3. These models are heavy?

Not any heavier than any other software...depends on polygon count.

4. What should be the minimum system configuration to run this software?

You should just check out their website.

11 November 2010, 03:40 AM
Thanks friend..

11 November 2010, 01:36 AM
Vue is a software used to create landscapes and other things such as trees etc. If you saw pirates to the Caribbean many scenes were created using Vue. It doesn't replace Max or Maya because it is generally used for different purposes and if you combine them you can get really cool staff. You should try it out if they have a demo and see if that is what your looking for. Hope that helped!

11 November 2010, 04:40 PM
Hi moncyarts and sorry you didn't get many replies originally. The Vue community is tiny compared with many others and this Vue forum rarely gets much attention, which is a shame.

@ eworc - Hope you don't mind me also replying here as the info you gave is spot on. I just wanted to provide a little extra info which elaborates on what you have already said ;)

Ok, so here are some answers for you:

Q1: Is it something like Max or Maya?

No, not at all. Vue is a specialist program designed specifically to create and populate ultra realistic nature scenes. Although you have extremely basic modelling tools for creating primitives. You simply wouldn't want to use it for modelling at all. Instead, you should always use other programs to complete modelling tasks before importing into Vue. Vue does provide advanced options for texturing and lighting though!

Q2: 2. Is it possible to export models with textures to other softwares?

As eworc already said. There are different versions of Vue, depending on your specific needs and this is easily possible with either one of them

xStreme - integrates into the interface of your favourite 3D package, so you can create everything in one program. That's the theory anyway as there are endless technical problems that can arise from this and a quick Google search will reveal previous posts about this on numerous messageboards. Think how hard it is just to get one program working perfectly with your configuration these days! Now imagine integrating another huge program into that and you can only imagine the possible problems you can encounter ! When it goes wrong, who do you contact too? The makers of Vue or the makers of the 3D program you are integrating Vue into. Nightmare if you ask me as they will blame each other.

Infinite - This is and always will be my favourite choice and is a 'Stand-alone' version of the software. Create all your models in your favourite 3D modelling program, then simply import them into Vue ready for use. The .DAE Collade format generally works best for retaining materials and accurate poly info!

Q3: These models are heavy?

Exactly as eworc said!

Q4: Again, eworc is spot on. However, for some quick tips. Vue is one of the most hardware intensive programs available and you will need the fastest processor and the largest amount of ram you can possible afford to use it without limitations. Here's a very important piece of info you won't see mentioned much, but should be very useful.

If you intend to even attempt to create ultra realistic, lengthy animations. You WILL need a whole renderfarm, without question. This is why the majority of animations you see created by Vue users last for literally 3-5 seconds only. Vue is a beast, and a specialist beast at that. You need MAJOR hardware to create any worthwhile animations. If your happy with creating stills or scenery to export to another program, then you should be fine. Be prepared for extremely lengthy render times though, as Vue support many more thousands of polygons than any other 3D program out there.

Have fun and I'm about on these forums almost everyday if you want more info.



11 November 2010, 09:43 AM
Forgot to mention that you may also want to check out too.



11 November 2010, 05:16 AM
Thank you so much Jason, I am having a clear picture about the 'beast' :-)

11 November 2010, 05:17 PM
No probs, your welcome ;)

11 November 2010, 11:33 PM
check (
We have many free video tutorials there. Also I just posted new Vue 9 tutorials.

11 November 2010, 09:55 PM
I can definitely highly recommend geekatplay too. :)

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