|Big things are happening here at Strata. We've been
working on a new version - Strata 3D CX - that will revolutionize
your workflow and give you the power you've been craving.
||CX is specifically designed to connect
you to your design workflow. It supports direct import of Illustrator
CS and PDF files. Import and link your Photoshop layered files as
textures. Need to make a change? Edit the Photoshop file and CX automatically
updates your texture. Strata 3D CX also supports FBX and OBJ file
formats to greatly enhance your connection to other 3D applications.
|Strata 3D CX extends your design power by giving you
hyper-real lighting with the new Light Dome. The Light Dome is a lighting
option that gives you image based lighting in all the renderers -
not just Raydiosity!
You'll also find support for High Dynamic Range images (HDRI) throughout
the application. Modeling has been greatly enhanced also with our
new Polyspline SDS modeler. Polysplines allow you to create almost
anything using sophisticated subdivision surface technology.
This is one release you won't want to miss. Make sure you take advantage
of the early bird offer - and be among the first to learn the full
power of CX by attending Red Rock.
Read the press release
||Only two weeks left until the deadline.
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You could even win the Grand Prize Red Rock Learning Vacation - a
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| Be part of the excitement at Red Rock as we introduce
you to the new, more powerful and more connected Strata 3D CX. All
of the instructors are currently beta testing this new release so
you can be sure they'll be up to speed on the hot new features.
Learn to import and link layered Photoshop files as textures in Strata
3D CX. The experts will show you how to use the new Polyspline SDS
modeler. Get enlightened about using HDR images to illuminate your
scene with the new Light Dome control. Learn to make your work dance
by using MotionBuilder from Kaydara and import directly into CX via
their FBX format. And, of course, there's much more.
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. A great experience you don't want to miss.
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. The price goes up after April 15th! Academic and repeat
attendees qualify for an additional discount.
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|Some of the beta testers have posted 'sneak previews'
of Strata 3D CX features.
Notice the Light Dome examples. You'll achieve dramatically different
lighting effects with just the change of an image map.
Check out these CX images:
Dave Winslow is an 18-year veteran in the design and illustration
industry with a B.F.A in Commercial Art from CMSU. Strata 3D has
been his primary 3D tool for 11 years because of his need for high
quality end results in a fast paced production environment.
|He runs his own design studio, where they
use Strata products daily for 3D illustration and animation to deliver
creative content for clients via print, interactive and broadcast
media. He also publishes training and resource materials in various
media for different professional and educational industries. Dave
was founder and publisher of STRATAuser magazine.
Dave currently teaches 3D illustration and animation at the Kansas
City Art Institute.
|On April 28-30, Christian Moore will teach the Strata
3D ProSkills Course in Philadelphia. The hands-on ProSkills Course
is designed to bring beginning-to-intermediate users quickly up to
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| This texture from Howard Prince is for
the advanced user. Fortunately, he provides an easy to follow tutorial
for the rest of us.
Howard explains how to properly set up a glow dome. This may give
you a better understanding (and appreciation) of the upcoming features
Note: 2.5 MB File
|If this texture is too much for your 'dome', check
out over 1000 textures and shapes available at the StrataCafe.
Click here for more.
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