With the end of the year approaching, we would like to thank you, our users, and our business partners for a great year of 2023. With all that is going on in the world right now, we hope that the holidays will bring you some rest for you, your families and friends.

May you stay healthy and spend quality time with your loved ones, and maybe find some time for some renderings and personal projects you've wanted to do for a long time.

We at e-on are in the final preparation phases of the upcoming VUE & PlantFactory 2024 versions which will be released early next year. Not only do we think it's going to be one of the nicest releases in a long time, but the new versions will also finally introduce native Mac ARM versions of both VUE & PlantFactory for Apple's M1/M2/M3 chipsets. We know you've been waiting for this for a long time, and we're so happy to get this into your hands.

To give you a glimpse at what to expect in the next releases, VUE will include new volumetric cloud and rendering features, while PlantFactory will deepen its real-time integration with new animation support in Unreal Engine and introduce improved UV workflows.

We can't wait to reveal the full feature set of the 2024 relases early next year.

Finally, we will be heading into a Christmas break starting December 23rd. While we will be monitoring the tech and sales support inboxes during the Christmas break and will get back to you in very urgent cases, please expect some delays over the holidays. Our support will be back in full swing from January 3rd 2024.

Until then, we wish you merry Christmas, a happy New Year and happy rendering.

The e-on team

Daniel Seebacher I joined e-on software in 2020 as Product Marketing Specialist, after having used VUE and PlantFactory for many years. I love sharing knowledge and helping the community. In my former jobs, I was responsible for agile software development as a Product Owner and for customer support, on-site workshops and KPI reporting. In my free time, I enjoy making music, cooking for friends, reading, cycling and all kinds of videogames and movies.