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Pricing, Licensing & FAQ

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On this page, you will find detailed information about our licensing and pricing systems, the difference between the Creator and Professional versions, system requirements and the most frequently asked questions. If you need further assistance, please contact us.

VUE & PlantFactory Creator and Professional

 
VUE is bundled with PlantFactory. You can choose between VUE & PlantFactory Creator and VUE & PlantFactory Professional. Both Creator and Professional include all core features of each product.
 
With Creator, you receive the full feature set for scene creation with no limitations. You can work with the VUE integration plugins and also export anything from your VUE scenes for use in other applications, provided you create for personal, hobby use only. You are not allowed to produce commercial work of any sort with a Creator license. This includes anything exported from the software (models, textures etc.). In addition, Render Cows for network rendering of VUE scenes are limited to five. Creator is an affordable alternative to Professional if you plan to create your own, personal artworks, models and scenes for hobby use.
 
Professional includes the same feature set as Creator plus unlimited Render Cows for network rendering, and its license agreement covers commercial work (i.e. work bringing in revenue). This extends to anything exported from the software as well as commercial projects with those exported assets. As long as your license is valid, you can also sell exported assets on marketplaces in generic 3D file formats.
 
In short, if you plan to do commercial work of any sorts, you must use a Professional license.
 
For detailed information, please see our EULA or contact us for help.
 
In addition to these two versions, we offer an Enterprise Solution which is a bundle of the Professional version of VUE & PlantFactory as well as full access to our PlantCatalog library. The PlantCatalog is a separate product and can also be purchased standalone at a later time with no financial penalties. For more information about PlantCatalog, please visit our PlantCatalog page here.

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Licensing Options

 
We offer monthly and annual licenses for each of our solutions. This system is very flexible and easy to use, because it allows you to mix and match license types as needed without the need to deal with the difficulties of upgrades or sidegrades.
Each license you purchase is separate and does not affect any other already purchased license in any way.
 
Monthly licenses auto-renew each month until cancelled and are billed monthly. Annual licenses do not renew automatically after a year and cost less per year than monthly licenses. Annual licenses can be also installed on two distinct machines.
 
Annual licenses can be activated at any time. They are not tied to the day of purchase. This allows to purchase multiple annual licenses in advance and only activate them once you need them.
 
Licenses are available as both floating (for Enterprise only) and node-locked.

Pricing

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VUE & PlantFactory Creator Solution

Includes VUE and PlantFactory with all features and plugins and unlimited rendering – an affordable solution for artists who create non-commercial hobby projects. Available as node-locked license only.

Annual license
$199 per year.
Save two months compared to a monthly license.
Buy Creator Annual
Monthly license
$19.95 per month
Buy Creator Monthly
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VUE & PlantFactory Professional Solution

Includes VUE and PlantFactory with all features and integration plugins and the option to sell on 3D marketplaces – a solution for anyone with commercial projects. Available as node-locked license only.

Annual license
$750 per year.
Save two months compared to a monthly license.
Buy Professional Annual
Monthly license
$75 per month
Buy Professional Monthly
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VUE & PlantFactory Enterprise Solution

Bundles VUE, PlantFactory, 25 RenderNodes Network Rendering licenses, and PlantCatalog  an ever-growing library of vegetation species. Available as floating (upon request) and node-locked licenses.

Annual license
$999 per year.
Save two months compared to a monthly license.
Buy Enterprise Annual
Monthly license
$99 per month
Buy Enterprise Monthly

FAQ

 
We are currently updating our FAQs and will have VUE-specific answers on this page soon. In the meantime, please head over to our global FAQ section. There, you will find answers to both licensing and VUE questions, including backwards compatibility with older versions.

System Requirements

VUE is a 64-bit application, designed for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 10 and Intel macOS 10.14+ platforms. Like all 3D packages, it is highly demanding in terms of computer power. Although the application is totally multi-threaded to ensure the smoothest possible response, you must realize that there is a lot going on when you work in VUE.

 

Recommended System Specs

  • Windows 64 bit (Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11), macOS 10.14-12*,

  • Multi-core CPU (Intel Core I7, I9, AMD Ryzen or Mac Pro), AVX compliant,

  • 8GB+ of RAM,

  • 4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS),

  • We recommend a graphics card containing at least 4 GB of VRAM with a 3D Mark score of 10,000 or better.

 

Compatible Hosts:

  • Autodesk MAYA 2018-2023 (Win/Mac)

  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2018-2023

  • Maxon Cinema 4D R18-2023 (Win/Mac)

  • Newtek Lightwave 11.6-2020

*Please note that VUE and PlantFactory 2023+ will only run on the ARM based Apple computers through Rosetta 2 at this time.

Supported Render Engines

The convert tool for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and Maya supports automatic material creation for the following render engines:
3ds Max:

  • V-Ray 6 and older for 3ds Max
  • Redsifht 3.0.46 and up for 3ds Max
  • Arnold for 3ds Max
  • Scanline & ART renderer
 
Cinema 4D:

  • V-Ray 6 and older for C4D
  • Arnold for C4D
  • Redshift 3.0.46 and up (available from C4D R23 and up)
  • C4D standard and physical renderer
 
Maya:

  • V-Ray 6 and older for Maya
  • Arnold for Maya
  • Redshift 3.0.46 and up (in Maya 2020 and up)
  • Renderman for Maya
  • Maya Software renderer
With the VUE Live Sync for Omniverse, you can also create native OmniPBR materials and USDPreviewSurfaces.
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