E-on Software Vue
If you’ve ever felt the urge to put yourself in the sandals of a world-creating god, Vue is probably the best way to do it. This software package is all about creating worlds. Whether that’s a small island or an entire planet, Vue lets you generate detailed and realistic worlds with relative ease. Vue has been used in many different industries, including video game and film.
Making beautifully rendered worlds like this probably requires a lot of hardware grunt, right? The answer is, unsurprisingly, yes. While the best Vue rendering performance will come from dedicated render farms, here’s what we recommend for a desktop Vue workstation.
The latest version of Vue us now fully multithreaded, so you can essentially chuck as many threads at it as you can afford. That being said, users who don’t have an urgent need for fast rendering will do well with a modern hyperthreaded octa-core CPU. If time is money, then opting for the higher-end Xeon systems or even a 32-core AMD Threadripper is probably a better way to go.
Vue now supports a wide variety of third-party renderers however. So if you plan on using one that only uses the GPU to render scenes, sticking with a more modest octa-core and spending money on a GPU could be the right move in your particular case.
Vue needs a GPU with a 3DMark score of 10 000 at least. This means, realistically, you’re looking at an RTX 2070 or 3060 as the baseline card for your workstation. Also, 4GB of VRAM is the minimum, but we don’t recommend older high end cards such as the 1080 Ti, since 8GB is now the norm and modern cards have better driver support. Of course, you could opt for a Quadro GPU if your workstation is mission-critical, but a workstation card with this level of performance will be much more expensive than an equivalent consumer model.
Vue lists 8GB or more of RAM as the recommended amount and we’d say take the “or more” part of that seriously. Vue aside, we couldn’t recommend anything less than 16GB for any general purpose computer. Much less a workstation system. So consider 16GB as the working minimum, with an eye on moving to 32GB as a form of medium-term future proofing.
Vue has no special needs when it comes to storage, but all modern workstations benefit from having a fast NVME SSD as their main system drive and as a host to the application and your project data. A fast drive is essential to eliminating bottlenecks, which ultimately waste the performance potential of the rest of the system.
Operating systems supported by Vue:
Windows and macOS
LIST OF COMPATIBLE WORKSTATIONS