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3D Power News | June 9th 2009
Strata Design 3D CX 6: Speed, Power and Workflow
Image by Chris Tyler
Announcing Strata Design 3D CX 6. This powerhouse upgrade revolutionizes rendering. Up to 500% faster while upping the ante on realism, Design 3D CX 6 makes it easy to add effects like fuzzy reflections and transparency. A new rendering dialog gives you access to this power with sliders for easy adjustments and pop out drawers.

Image by Chris Tyler
The texturing system has been revamped with maximum control over surface effects. You even get direct, object-by-object control over how your scene is rendered. The user interface has also received a major upgrade with a much more Adobe-like UI.

Polygon modeling has jumped in power as well. New Slide, Inflate, Flatten and Extrude Inset tools have been added. A new Guide tool lets you easily set a custom axis for the Move, Rotate and Scale tools, and the Grid tool has been improved for custom grids.

There is so much more to this upgrade that you really need to go to the new and check it out. For a limited time, if you purchase Enfold 3D CX with your Design 3D CX 6 upgrade, you can save $145. Now is the perfect time to improve your workflow and efficiency while offering your clients more value for their money.

Strata Enfold 3D CX: 3D Inside Adobe Illustrator

Need a powerful tool for creating folding designs for print, packaging, displays and more? Strata Enfold 3D CX puts the power of professional folding design directly into Adobe Illustrator. The product is a result of a partnership between EskoArtwork and Strata. EskoArtwork is the world leader in professional solutions for print and packaging and the developer of this patent-pending technology.

With Enfold 3D you can export your finished 3D designs to Design 3D CX 6 for beauty shots and animations as well as output to Live 3D for online and PDF presentations.

Purchase Enfold 3D with your Strata Design 3D CX 6 upgrade and save $145. It's like getting your upgrade for free!

The Enfold 3D technology was the winner of The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Award - "...literally as if designers were holding the three-dimensional package in their hands... making the creation of packaging extremely intuitive."
New Site version 2.0 is now up and running. This excellent third party resource contains tutorials covering modeling, animation and rendering.

Many tutorials are free to the public. For a premium membership you get full access to all the tutorials as they are added. Be sure to check this site out. There are even Design 3D CX 6 tutorials already available.

Case Study: Picking Up Spirits at Ralphs
When Diageo (the world's largest provider of spirits, wine and beer) partnered with Ralphs (part of the Kroger grocery stores empire with over $70 billion in sales) to create a spirits retail solution they chose Linear SC. To provide a complete, "Below The Line" program, Linear SC relied on their detailed development process, designer talent, pencil sketches, Adobe software - and Strata 3D tools.

All New Website
Come by and check out the all new We're very proud of the new site. It's easier to navigate, easier to read, has more case studies and product information and it's just generally prettier.

Drop by and watch the new videos for Design 3D CX 6 and Enfold 3D.
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"...feels like an Adobe application - graphic designers will feel right at home... The traditional look (of Strata Design 3D CX) makes the program friendly to new users."
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