Vue 5 Easel

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Mustang(Posted 2005) [#1]

Entry level Vue, only $79 - might be useful for game content creation stuff like backgrounds and skies... just as cheap as Terragen but can done more.

Happy Sammy(Posted 2005) [#2]
I don't think it's worth buy it.
Because Vue 5 ease! has resolution limitation and you have to buy other plug-in to do some effects.
Finally, we are forced to buy Vue 5 infinite!!

Robert Cummings(Posted 2005) [#3]
5 megapixels is "limited resolution?" what effects? Why don't you try the trial version and give it a chance huh?

Good tip musty

Mustang(Posted 2005) [#4]
2560*1920 being typical 5 mp image size I can't really see it being "resolution limited" that much - typical GUIs and loading screens are usually 1024*768... also Vue's terrain "painting" is nice and intuitive way to make terrains (heightmaps and even textures).

But take a look at the features and then decide if you have any use for it. And of course it's NOT the "infinite" version - it's entry level version, but most Blitzers don't have much money - but still need apps for skyboxes etc and this migt be better than using the same amount of money to buy few readymade sky boxes for example.

Happy Sammy(Posted 2005) [#5]
Hi, Mustang and One Eyed Jack,

Please see the following link...

(Limitations are mentioned. It does not mention Vue 5 ease! However, I think the functions of "Vue 5 ease!" must be even less than "Vue 5 Esprit")

I also agree that Vue is excellent.

Mustang(Posted 2005) [#6]
It does not mention Easel because it's brand new... Easel feature list:

GI, athmospheres and plants are there... so IMO it seems good (better) alternative for Terragen if you need to generate skybox images, pretty nature backgrounds or terrain heightmaps and such. GUI / usability is bit "french" but it has been like that always (I was one of the betatesters for V2 years ago).

Happy Sammy(Posted 2005) [#7]
Hi all,

Did anyone buy vue5easel and use it in game programming?


Matty(Posted 2005) [#8]
I bought vue 5 Easel about a month ago, used it for a scene in my gauntlet game (at the end) and think it will be a useful tool for myself.