Vue is an excellent product, as it was from the beginning but there are two aspects that might be improved:
1.) The new user interface is not as nice as the older versions were.
2.) A lifetime version for hobbyists would be nice (without updates but just that you could buy a license which you can keep for that version - as it was before the subscription model was introduced).
Very good landscape rendering and now with an AMD 12 Core/24 thread CPU, animation is very feasible.
Since receiving the program and using it for a longer period of time, I think I am more prepared to give my opinion on this version of Vue..
To lay the background I have been using Vue since 2002 version 4, and have posted over 700 images on the Vue Gallery at Renderosity, so I have been around the program for a while There are certain things I like about it and others I detest.
I like the fact that the program can now be installed to two computers at the same time.I do not like the fact that too many items require an additional log in to acquire
Those are my major issues with the program, and that is why I am giving it 4 start instead of 5
[e-on]Hello Joseph, if you are referring to the extra content, then you can download all content archives in one go from the software center on your account, and install this directly to your collections. If you refer to PlantCatalog assets, then indeed, in Creator, PlantCatalog is an additional addon.
like the organization of the workspace
being an amateur user for decades now (from version 1 on), I was happy to prolong my subscription with another 5 years. It's still the toolkit with the best features by far.
well been using Vue since day one
Quite a piece of software. I have used this many years ago so I know the basics fairly well. I'm a traditional watercolor artist who will use this application to create compositions to paint. The ability to change the lighting and camera parameters makes it ideal for creating unique compositions. I very gotten tired of looking for royalty free photos to base my composition on which aren't close to what I want. I mostly paint landscapes so the environmental tools in view along with the plants and ecosystems is ideal for my needs. Just one composition can turn into several by changing a few parameters. Well. Done Eon.
I upgraded to the current subscription version to get support for my 12 Core/ 24 thread AMD CPU. It works fine, making animation much more feasible than my old quad core i7 Intel CPUs.
Great design. Very flexible. Give me hours of pleasure. Fairly stable.