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XChange International announce availability of Strata 3D CX v5.1

with 60% speed increase on Macintosh Intel Systems (February 09, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-2-9--XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of Strata 3D CX 5.1, a free update for v5.0 users, which contains numerous stability fixes as well as an amazing 60% speed increase for Intel Mac users. Strata 3D CX offers Adobe connection features including improved native Photoshop file import for linked 3D textures and improved native Illustrator import for creation of 3D objects. The product features Filter FX where Photoshop-style filters can be applied to any object or scene based on position, size, direction, depth, light colour, light direction, light distance, etc. Strata 3D CS 5.0 also includes the Render to Layers feature where each image component is rendered out as a separate layer in a native Photoshop ?.psd file. More power for modelling, animating and now scripting have been added to Strata 3D CX 5.0 for designers, illustrators and mixed-media artists.

Strata 3D CX takes artists and designers into the third-dimension using familiar and friendly interface elements. New palette features such as Docking, Stacking, Expert Settings and Auto-Collapse have been added. The new Status palette includes a History tab for multiple undos. Strata 3D CX 5.0 works the way designers expect. Strata 3D CX 5.0 provides new scripting power via the popular Lua scripting language. Used by a host of 3D games and engines, Lua gives the user the power to add almost any feature or effect they desire. Those users not inclined to scripting themselves can rely on an army of third-party developers and users to create and share new scripts. Scripts that ship with Strata 3D CX 5.0 include Twist, Bend, Wave and more.

The most powerful modelling technique going is SDS (subdivision surface) and Strata 3D CX 5.0 takes it even further by adding support for Quad Meshes® and the Catmull-Clark® algorithm. The CX Polyspline modeller has also added the new Magic Wand tool, support for Mirror, Bridge, Connect, Flip, Unify and more. CX 5.0 also introduces the Motion Stopwatch and an all new bones and IK (inverse kinematics) system has been added. These powerful new systems also make it possible for a suite of new plug-ins from Greenbrier to be made available for importing Poser models, applying voice control from applications like Mimic and importing motion capture data to apply to your own models.

System Requirements:
Macintosh - Power Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, 256 MB RAM, 330 MB free disk space, Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768
Windows - Windows XP, Windows 2000 with SP 4 or later, Pentium Compatible or better, 256 MB RAM, 330 MB free disk space, VGA color display with 1024 x 768 resolution

Strata 3D CX as well as the complete line of Strata products is available for now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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