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c.1
03-26-2018, 07:36 PM
A new R5 release is out for Vue 2016, sorry no whining or bitching (whinging or is it whinghing, if you are British) just news of an an update.
BTW the LW 2015 vs LW 2018 reminds me of the “pick vs fingers” debate for bass players, people are very passionate about it but it all comes down to what ever works the best for you.......that is it, roll with what works.

prometheus
03-27-2018, 11:30 AM
A new R5 release is out for Vue 2016, sorry no whining or bitching (whinging or is it whinghing, if you are British) just news of an an update.
BTW the LW 2015 vs LW 2018 reminds me of the “pick vs fingers” debate for bass players, people are very passionate about it but it all comes down to what ever works the best for you.......that is it, roll with what works.

weird..it´s 2018 now, that software (Title) isn´t keeping up on current events.
Not much of interest at first glance for me though, I need to see serious improvements in cloud noise...but nothing has happened there for many years.

Markc
03-27-2018, 12:00 PM
What's happened to their site?
I haven't looked for a few years, the site has lost most of the info that used to be there, seems really basic now (the site).
Explains why it's still version 2016...........
I think Terragen has caught up now.

Marander
03-27-2018, 12:12 PM
What's happened to their site?
I haven't looked for a few years, the site has lost most of the info that used to be there, seems really basic now (the site).
Explains why it's still version 2016...........
I think Terragen has caught up now.

E-on / Bentley got hacked 5 years ago (all customer data was stolen) and this was only figured out mid December 2017. They had to shut down all online services and are rebuilding it from scratch.

Quite a desaster in my opinion. However the technicians there are very helpful via mail.

By the way Vue xStream 2016.5 supports Max 2019 (C4D R19 since R4) and offers UI enhancements / settings for those applications (Maya/Max/C4D) at first startup or via Settings but not for LW and LW2018 is not even supported anymore.

Terragen is 4.1 since quite a while, so Vue gets more frequent feature updates.

I have and use Vue xStream, Terragen Pro, Worldmachine Pro, Geoglyph Pro and Gaeae Enterprise Beta and all of them have their strengths (and some weaknesses). At the moment I get most updates for Gaea, it's great fun to use.

calilifestyle
03-28-2018, 12:54 PM
So my problem with this e-on is the lack of transparency. There site was hacked 5 years ago and i haven't received any emails of the extent of the hack.

Greenlaw
03-28-2018, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the heads up on R5, and thanks for that comprehensive list of 'world' programs! I'll have to check out Gaea.

Hmm...that's too bad that XStream isn't working for LightWave 2018 yet. We used XStream routinely in The Box at Rhythm years ago, and it worked great for us. (That was back in LW 11.x days I guess.)

I don't have XStream but I have the current Infinite. A while back, I only ran a basic test getting a LightWave camera and mesh data into Vue. I remember I had to save the mesh in the older LWO format...the new 2018 format is incompatible. Otherwiset seemed to work but, admittely, this wasn't a complete test.

When I have time, I'll try a more practical test and post info.

c.1
03-29-2018, 07:54 AM
I have always like using ”Vue”, it reminds me of when I used “Bryce” many moons ago, or if you go waaaay back “Ray Dream Studio”.......man I feel old, I also had my first formal training in “Maya 3” around that time.

Marander
03-29-2018, 09:35 AM
So my problem with this e-on is the lack of transparency. There site was hacked 5 years ago and i haven't received any emails of the extent of the hack.

Again I should mention that overall I'm pretty happy with Vue (except maybe the render speed) and the hack desaster is of course not the software engineer's or support's fault, they are very helpful.

E-on informed by mail, I got the following information:

"Statement on the Cyber-Attack at e-on

January 25, 2018

Dear Community of e-on Users —

Safeguarding your personal and financial information is one of our top priorities. In late November 2017, we learned that e-on was the target of an external cyber-attack. Immediately upon learning of the attack, we made every effort to close the security vulnerability. In addition, we engaged one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies to evaluate our systems and to identify remediation solutions. We shut down the main server on December 19, 2017 after conducting internal security tests on the live production server to thoroughly mitigate the security vulnerability.

What we know—

We have discovered these criminals may have gained unauthorized access to e-on’s servers, for a period of time, dating back to June 2013. Some of the information contained on the affected servers includes names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, order and transaction information, membership information, subscription and maintenance plan information, public forum posts, technical support requests, software license information, and activation information. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that login passwords and sensitive financial information including banking information and credit or debit card information were compromised as this data was protected by encryption and hashing.

What we are doing in the short term—

As many of you know, Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, acquired e-on in 2015. E-on has been and continues to be, a leader in the creation, simulation, and integration of natural 3D environments.

Bentley takes the privacy of its users to be of the utmost concern, and we are working hard to minimize the disruption to e-on’s users. We are doing everything in our power to make e-on’s systems and security processes more secure. We have set up a temporary website to handle all requests for software activation, software downloads, purchases, technical support, and other requests. During our main server outage, it is necessary that these requests be processed manually by e-on’s software team. We will process all requests as quickly as possible, and in most cases, within 24 to 48 hours upon receipt. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide the 24/7 support that had been available on our self-service website, and requests will temporarily be processed during our home office business hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm (UTC +1:00). We greatly apologize for this inconvenience while we implement new security software tools and procedures, along with a new server infrastructure to safeguard e-on’s website.

What we are doing in the coming months—

We will need to rebuild the e-on e-commerce website and the Cornucopia3D website “from the ground up.” While this will take time, we will re-introduce online services as they are available, and their security has been thoroughly tested. We anticipate that the Cornucopia3D content store will be the last online service to be restored due to its technical complexity. However, we are exploring ways to allow our users to re-download content they have already purchased, and will provide updates on that process as we know more.

The e-on software team and Bentley greatly regrets the inconvenience this data breach may have caused our users. We are committed to do all we can to ensure that all your future experiences with e-on will include the confidence that your data and your personal information is secure. We have a motto at e-on: “Our team is there for you,” and we will work tirelessly to live up to those words and regain your trust.

We will continue to provide updates as we learn more and will keep you posted as services become available.

Regards,

The e-on Software Team"