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Strata Ships Strata 3D CXStrata installed base gets major upgrade. (June 02, 2004)
Strata, the company dedicated to adding a new dimension to the designers toolset, announced today that its shipping Strata 3D CX, a major upgrade to the award winning Strata 3D product line. This latest release provides significant workflow enhancements, powerful new modeling tools and image production technology.
Connected to Adobe
Strata 3D CX offers designers and illustrators significant workflow enhancements by linking to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Photoshop files can be read in as live-link textures if the user changes the Photoshop document the Strata surface texture updates automatically. Also, rendered images can be output with Photoshop compatible transparency data. Native Illustrator CS, PDF and EPS files can also be brought in and expanded to 3D geometry.
Extended Modeling Power
Strata 3D CX adds powerful new modeling tools with Polysplines and Meld. Polysplines use subdivision surface technology allowing the user to push and pull a surface to create virtually any shape imaginable. Meld causes two or more objects to ?melt together - as if they were made of mercury - to form MetaSurfaces.
Hyper-Real Image Creation
Also new is support for HDRI (High Dynamic Range Images) which can be used in textures or as Lightdomes to light a 3D scene. Also, Stratas famous Raydiosity renderer has taken another leap forward with improvements in speed and accuracy to generate true light-energy based images.
Strata 3D Vector $139 value included for a limited time
Customers who purchase Strata 3D CX before July 31st will receive a copy of Strata 3D Vector for free. Vector allows the user to output Flash (Macromedia) and Illustrator based line and region vector art versions of their 3D scenes. These images and animations are ideal for print work and web rich-media. The Vector offer is available on new purchases or as part of the upgrade available to the more than 500,000 Strata 3D userbase.
Strata is a division of Corastar Inc. Corastar is a privately owned corporation based in St. George, Utah, amid the beautiful redrock country near Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Strata is dedicated to developing and publishing powerful, easy-to-use 3D software tools for the creative individual. For more information see www.strata.com, or call 800-678-7282.
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