In the third "3D Power TV Podcast", Lex takes the "Ungowa" Tikimon™ from the last episode into Strata 3D CX 5.0, where he builds packaging and merchandising displays for marketing. Part two of a series.

In our ongoing feature on designers using Strata 3D CX, Chris Tyler is a natural choice. We chat with Chris about some of the new CX 5 features, the next version of "The Art & Science of Strata 3D" and how he keeps putting out so much quality work.

John Jones leads us through recreating a common 3D effect: the animated film strip.

This tutorial can be completed in any version of Strata 3D CX.

This handy replication function will let you randomly distribute, scale and rotate a large number of items. Perfect for introducing a little chaos into the often "too perfect" world of 3D graphics. Simply place the LUA file in your "Strata 3D CX 5 > Scripts > Autoload" folder and reboot Strata 3D. In addition to providing the source, Jon has graciously posted a complete, three part tutorial on how it was written.

LUA/Replication Tutorial: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Strata 3D CX provides a powerful workflow with Illustrator by importing both pdf and eps files. And, by adhering to the Adobe interface standard, this workflow is made even more useful. With the addition of Strata's Vector plug-in, you can render your 3D scenes as true vector artwork as Illustrator files.

Visit our Illustrator workflow page to learn more.

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