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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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14. xStream Creations

Throughout the book, we have been working in either Vue 7 and 7.5 Infinite or the Vue 7/7.5 xStream standalone application. They are identical in every way, except that with Vue 7.5 xStream, you get a powerful tool through the xStream plug-in architecture. xStream works with numerous 3D modeling programs, combining the features of Vue into those programs, which allows you to model and easily incorporate those models into the scene—all without leaving your modeling application. This means that, if you work in Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Newtek’s LightWave 3D, or any of the Autodesk programs—3D Studio Max, XSI, or Maya (see Figure 14.1)—you have the same tools that the big studios have.

Figure 14.1. The programs that xStream works ...

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