With Helios, you can now easily create, light, modify, and animate wispy cirrus, towering thunderheads, volcano plumes, sandstorms, fog, and even aurora. This revolutionary atmospherics software, that plugs into Vue, will elevate your skies to center stage. The Helios Cloud Library, offering scores of artistically crafted clouds, arms you with a realistic array of nature's primary cloud types and phenomena.
Powered by Vue's Spectral3 Atmosphere Engine, our unrivaled cloud tech is fast and friendly. It harnesses the sophistication of Vue and calculates layers of complex mathematics under the hood. Intuitive new features lighten your load. Smart compositing tools allow for elaborate post-production and faster renders.
Built for e-on software's Vue Infinite as well as 3dsmax, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Maya, and Softimage via Vue xStream, Helios renders in Vue and in Mental Ray/VRay (via xStream). No additional renderers or complex software are needed.
Helios clouds are an exciting evolution of the familiar Vue clouds. Fuelled by a hyper-complex network of over 2200 logic nodes and advanced mathematics, Helios clouds are encapsulated in an artist-friendly interface. The intuitive Helios UI and underlying logic powerhouse allow you to concentrate on visual features, rather than the numerical guesswork of fractal functions.
The Helios cloud system represents a decade of research on how clouds work in Vue, how clouds behave in real life, and how artists can fully utilize Vue's atmospheric capabilities. The result is a marriage of cutting-edge volumetrics based on complex fractals and user-friendly controls.
Build and manage atmospheres visually with our innovative breakthrough in atmosphere design. Created by User Experience specialists, SkyBuilder offers a completely visual approach to crafting atmospheres, without the tedious mathematical learning curve.
SkyBuilder gives you a "slice" of your environment's atmosphere to manipulate. This metaphorical interface lets you easily control the intricacies of Vue's Spectral Atmosphere.
Helios features a new time-saving user benefit to procedural design, called Flux - a non-linear, non-destructive iterative process for creative experimentation. Every adjustment is recorded in the scene's Flux, which allows you to go back to any previous entry and toggle that setting. Your current values are perfectly preserved while you experiment.