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Vue Pioneer for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 7, 2013

Vue Pioneer for Mac provides extensive options for creating 3D terrains that are useful for advanced users who need a rendering program or for those who have the time to decipher a complicated interface. Its feature-rich capabilities and useful operations overcome some speed issues.

The program's download and installation take time due to its 700MB size. The user is prompted to enter an account from the developer's Web site, but this can be bypassed for a trial, which places a watermark on output. Vue Pioneer for Mac also gives the user an option to view a tutorial video, which is a great help since the menu is very complicated. The main window contains many buttons along the top and left side, none of which is labeled well. These allow for things like zooming and shape entry. This does not even include the drop-down features, which are extensive. Selecting a button allows the user to click and place it in the rendering screen, which takes a lot of trial and error to figure out. Ultimately the functions work well and cover most of the areas found in other 3D rendering programs. It took a while to figure out, but the images in the main window turned out well and were of good quality.

For those looking for a program to create 3D drawings, Vue Pioneer for Mac performs well, but requires patience to operate its complicated interface and features.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2014

  • Physical Sunlight Model
  • Photometric Lighting
  • IES Profiles
  • Tone Mapping
  • Natural Colors
  • Material Management
  • EcoSystem Clumping
  • Small Item EcoSystems
  • Plant Factory Integration
  • EcoCollision
  • Redesigned Function Editor
  • Real-World Sun Position
  • Improved Renderstack
  • Improved World Browser
  • And a lot more...
  • General

    Release January 3, 2014
    Date Added January 3, 2014
    Version 2014

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements 2GHz Processor, 1GB of free RAM, 200 MB of free Hard Disk space, 1200x768


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    Developer's Description

    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy to use that you'll be composing amazing 3D landscapes in no time. Vue Pioneer is derived from the research e-on software makes for the high-end products it sells to large special effects studios. Vue Pioneer includes free access to the Cornucopia3D community: get help, exchange tips and suggestions with other users, find inspiration by looking at their art, or show your own creations to the world.