updated 09:55 am EDT, Wed June 2, 2004
Strata ships Strata 3D CX
Strata today announced that it is shipping , a major upgrade to its design, illustration, and animation. It offers integration with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, including "live-links" to Photoshop files/layers, Photoshop-compatible transparency export, and native Illustrator CS, PDF and EPS file support. Strata 3D CX also adds powerful new modeling tools with Polysplines and Meld, support for HDRI (High Dynamic Range Images), and an improved Raydiosity renderer. The $700 will be bundled for a limited time (through end of July 2004) with Strata 3D Vector, which allows the user to output Flash- and Illustrator-based line and region vector art versions of their 3D scenes. Version upgrades are $170, while competitive upgrades are $450.