Product Design

First Look Review: Strata 3D CX v5.0

5 Sep, 2006 By: Ron LaFon

Sophisticated visualization, modeling and animation tool improves connection with Adobe products, adds Lua scripting

Design Visualization

Strata 3D CX 5.0 is the latest version of Strata 3D's premiere product for modeling, animating and visualizing. This latest release adds a wealth of usability features and new capabilities. Adobe customers will find the Strata 3D CX interface is now much closer to Adobe's, making it easier to move back and forth between applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Strata 3D CX.p>

The Adobe connection features in Strata 3D CX are perhaps the most powerful new features in this release. Native Photoshop file import is improved, with linked 3D textures and improved native Adobe Illustrator import for creating 3D objects. The Filter FX feature allows users to apply Photoshop-style filters to any object or scene, based on position, size, direction, depth, light color, light direction and light distance. Users can now Render To Layers, where each image component is rendered as a separate layer in a Photoshop PSD file. Designers, illustrators and mixed media artists who use Adobe products will find the links between those products and Strata 3D CX to be a powerful combination of top-notch tools.  Read more >>


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