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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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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-thru-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 and receive personalized consultations from Christian and soak up his vast knowledge and experience.

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The coveted virtual StrataCafe mugs have been awarded for the "Myst Opportunity" contest.

Check it out and see if you agree with the judges choices.

See the winners here.

Simply Strata, a web site dedicated to Strata 3D and Derek Lofgreen's wild imagination, has a metaball tutorial that shows how to make snow in June.

In this step-by-step tutorial Derek demistifies metaballs and shows how you can make soft-body organic models with this technique.

See the tutorial here.
Strata's Japanese distributor, Software Too, sponsored a competition that has produced spectacular results. Even if you don't read Kanji (Japanese text) you can get the message by seeing these world-class images.

Once you're at the web page make sure you click on the text below the images to see a larger version.

See the images here.

When Dan Gonzalez founded Ampersand in 1994 he was intent on bringing cutting edge marketing technologies to his customers - while still being in his design "comfort zone". One of Dan's key tools for acheiving this goal is Strata 3Dpro. Check out the Ampersand web site and see how Dan wins the big clients with style.

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Dan's StrataCafe profile.

Its summer - time to go camping - and Dennis Kelly wants you to be able to find your way in the dark. To light up your campsite Dennis has provided this classic lantern. Its everything you've ever wanted in a lamp without the mess and burned fingers.

Get the model here.

If a moth-magnet isn't what you're looking for then check out more than 1,000 models and textures available at the StrataCafe.

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