Get the latest features and fixes in this update for 3.9 owners. Staying on top of the very latest will ensure you get the most out of your software. Make sure you make the move!

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The Red Rock Challenge - have you entered yet? Your deadline is coming fast. Don't miss your chance to win one of 13 fabulous prizes worth a total of over $10,000. You could even win the Grand Prize Red Rock Learning Vacation - a $2,400 value that comes complete with two conference passes, hotel accommodations and travel cash.

Included in the Grand Prize Package are a fleece vest and tumbler, a copy of Scott Kelby's best selling book "Photoshop CS Down & Dirty", PhotoshopCafe's amazing "Guru Package" and a one year subscription to Mac Design Magazine. Don't miss this opportunity to show your skills!

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Lock in your Early Bird discount now - even if you're SURE you're going to win a free pass in the challenge. Why? Because when you do win you'll get a full refund! Think of it as a way to stow away your "fun money" for the trip - and maybe a way to hedge your bets. =)
The Red Rock Revival User Conference is the ideal way to learn from the experts while enjoying a vacation for you - and even your family. Affordable accommodations in the premier hotel of this beautiful red rock area make this a great experience you don't want to miss.

The instructors will include legends of the Strata world, such as Chris Tyler, Michael Luscombe, Christian Moore, Dave Winslow, and more. The event is chock-full of seminars, hands-on workshops and discussions with experts in 3D and digital creation.

And it all happens June 2nd, 3rd and 4th in one of the most stunningly beautiful locations on earth. Space is limited so don't miss the early-bird discount - but the price goes up after 15 April! Academic and repeat attendees qualify for an additional discount.

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On April 28-30, Christian Moore will teach the Strata 3D ProSkills Course in Pittsburgh. The hands-on ProSkills Course is designed to bring beginning-to-intermediate users quickly up to production-level skills. Learn to maximize your creativity and productivity with Strata 3Dpro, and learn modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and animation from a Master Designer and Instuctor.

Christian Moore is a featured Instructor at the Red Rock Revival User conference, teaches at the prestigious Art Academy of Cincinnati, and is Founder and Sr. Media Developer for LeapSmart Inc.

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Duncan MacGruer is an award-winning Designer, one of the top Strata-powered artists in the world, and a featured Instructor at this year's Red Rock.

For over 20 years he has worked with high-profile clients such as Universal Studios, Netscape, Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Lotus, Ocean Spray, and Lucent Technologies.

With degrees in Fine Arts and Theatre Sceneography, Duncan brings extraordinary depth, experience and knowledge of design theory and practice to the lineup at Red Rock.

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Artist, comic book legend and Strata user John Byrne spoke with Derek Lofgreen of about his art and history.

In this interview John shares some of his ideas about work and life. When Spiderman and the X-Men need a lending hand, John is where they turn.

Read the interview here.

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Its spring here in the desert south-west. The trees are flowering, the grass is greening up and its time to plant.

If you've got a project that requires a little greenery then the StrataCafe has the perfect resource category for you. There are 38 sprouting textured models for you to select from.

Get the plants here.

If you're looking for a different way to break out of cabin fever check out over 1000 textures and shapes available at the StrataCafe.

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For Best Animation the award goes to... "Techman" directed by Clarence Sheridan.

Animated with Strata 3D, Techman is a comical short about the world of the beleaguered IT professional.

Techman won 'Best in Animation' category at the Midwest Entertainment Industry Film Festival.

View an excerpt here.

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