Last November I was honored to be assigned to write an official review of Vue xStream 2014 for the 63rd issue of 3D Artist magazine. The issue is out on sale today, so from now on you can read my article about the new features in the newest Vue version. As a little “teaser”, I’d insert the following quote:
Considering Vue xStream 2014’s new features, the main focus in this version is on two aspects: to make the natural environments even more natural and realistic, and to make Vue’s integration with other applications in a production more convenient. In this review I will highlight the most interesting new features for both aspects.
So, my assignment was to write a two-page review about the software, illustrating the new features based on a scene with “at least” four screenshots. Since I’m a maximalist sometimes, I sent 10 screenshots along with the article. Since there was only a little room for the article in the magazine and several screenshots were not included, I asked permission to publish these screenshots and their captions, so the article would make a bit more sense to the reader (since most artists are visual types, just like me 🙂 ). This is going to be interesting to those who don’t own a copy of this version yet, but are considering. So, let’s see them one by one.
You can read the full review in 3D Artist Issue 63. You can purchase a physical copy at Imagine Publishing’s webshop, or a digital copy at GreatDigitalMags.com.
Speaking of Vue, another great article regarding Vue was included in this issue; L.A.-based professional matte painter Dark Hoffman shares some tips & tricks on using Vue in matte painting.
You can read more about the contents of this issue here.
If you’re already familiar with Vue 2014, what are your impressions?