|The R&D department has been working hard to bring more
than just a port of the Mac version of 3.8 to market. This release,
version 3.8.2, provides even more speed, stability and power than
any previous version of Strata 3Dpro.
Of course, 3.8.2 for Windows offers all the great features that Mac
users have enjoyed in this version too. Features like Photons, Deformation
Lattices with up to 1,000 subdivisions, Raydiosity with Stochastic
Sampling and more.
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|Red Rock Revival 2003 proved to be another great adventure
in learning and creativity, as Strata users, instructors, and artists
from around the U.S. as well as Chile, Mexico and Canada convened
at this world-famous Strata user conference in beautiful Zion Canyon,
Two-time Red Rock veteran, Britt Griswold, calls Red Rock "...a really
great event! I was very pleased with all the classes I attended, really
enjoyed the Media Night, and made it all the way to the top of Angel's
Landing in record time! I encourage users of Strata 3D to come to
the Red Rock Revival."
Its a shame if you missed it this year, but you can visit www.redrockrevival.com
to see some great photographs of the people and the event, see more
comments and read a report on the proceedings. Be sure to come next
Click here for more.
|Did you miss the Revival but need the instruction to
go to the next level? Attend the Strata 3D ProSkills Course on 26
and 27 June, in Chicago, presented by WestRim Digital Arts and taught
by Christian Moore, one of the star instructors at the Red Rock Revival.
The ProSkills curriculum is designed to quickly bring beginning through
intermediate Strata users up to production-level skills. During this
two-day hands-on course, you'll receive expert instruction to teach
the essentials of modeling, texturing, rendering, lighting, and FX
in Strata 3Dpro, followed by upper-level techniques.
Bring your own projects from work, receive personalized consultations
from Christian and soak up his vast knowledge and experience.
here for more.
|Here's a new FREE tutorial by Christian Moore, showing
how to model and animate using the power of Strata's shape hierarchy
structure. Using shapes in Strata 3D is one of the most effective
ways to streamline your workflow and efficiently achieve the results
you want. Learn from a master of "smart modeling", and get this slick
tutorial from one of Christian's seminars at the Red Rock Revival.
In this 9-page PDF document, Christian walks you through the process
of creating a short animation of a mechanical device. The tutorial
is ready to print, and is a great example of the valuable techniques
and skills that are presented to conference attendees at the Red Rock
Get the PDF
|For those of you who attended Red Rock and lost your
room key (you know who you are), here's a StrataUser
tutorial to help you quickly create photo realistic key models using
a simple scan, Adobe Illustrator and Strata 3D.
Get the key to this universal technique. Read this in-depth article
available as a PDF.
View the PDF here.
|Another fantastic Red Rock instructor, Jean Probert
is a professional illustrator with 21 years of experience in graphic
communications and commercial illustration. Both this year and last
year's Revival's, she taught highly popular sessions on Strata 3Dpro
Jean has a unique approach to 3D creation that blends influences from
traditional media and the digital arts, and is popular with some big-name
out Jean's work.
|In one of the most detailed presentations at Red Rock,
Chris Tyler showed how to create this complex ring using Wings 3D,
how to import the data into Strata 3Dpro and then how to render it
The resulting images were so realistic you would swear they were photos
- if you didn't just see them created before your eyes.
The full tutorial will be made available in the future. For now, you
can get the model and do your own experimenting.
the image here.
the model here.
|See more than 1,000 models and textures available at
Click here for more.
|Strata 3Dpro has found itself in the review pages of
two respected publications in the last few weeks.
ComplxMinds did a multi-page, in-depth review and concluded with "...you
can see that I am quite impressed with Strata 3Dpro 3.8."
Mac Design magazine reviewed 3.8 and gave it a strong 4 out of 5 rating.
Isn't it time you gave your own look?