Strata Design 3D SE
The 3D Online Revolution
Strata Design 3D SE delivers powerful 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering tools for a small fraction of the price of other professional level 3D software apps.
For most creative designers and hobbyists, Strata Design 3D SE provides all of the 3D functionality you will ever need. Create from scratch or use pre-built scene templates.
What's the difference between Design 3D SE and Design 3D CX?
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Create 3D Models Using Powerful 3D Tools or Import Existing 3D Assets
Just as pixels and paths are used to create 2D designs, Strata Design 3D SE models are made from polygons and splines created using a tool palette comprised of 3D primitives, extrusion and lathe tools, bezier modeling tools and text tools. You can create from scratch, select models from SE's shape libraries, or import 3D models in popular formats. Design 3D SE provides detailed modeling controls with the ability to manipulate individual polygon edges, vertices and faces.
Precisely Control Surface Textures
Textures give your models their final appearance. They are the "skin on your model's bones" and you control how they are designed, wrapped around your objects, and all of their attributes such as opacity, reflectivity, specularity, bump maps and more. Design 3D SE provides you with detailed controls for all texturing functions, allowing you to easily get the look you're after.
Compose Your Scene with Lighting, Backgrounds, Cameras, and Environments
Scene composition is probably the most important component of getting the image you want. In Strata Design 3D SE you control the scene environment in much the same way you would in a photography studio, only easier and with many more options. Position your scene objects, place lights, position your cameras, add backgrounds and rendering effects to create the perfect setting for your final image.
Render Photo-Realistic Images
Strata Design 3D SE uses the same award-winning rendering technology found in Design 3D CX, our professional-level 3D modeling and animation tool. It's fast, easy to control and capable of producing photo-realistic renderings. Whether you're aiming for realism or toon-style results, you can rest assured that your rendering results are only limited by how well you have prepared your scene.
Scene Templates, Model Libraries and Materials
Strata Design 3D SE provides professionally made templates that have already been setup with lighting, backgrounds and textures, allowing you to drop in a model and make some simple tweaks to get high quality results. They are also a great way for beginners to understand how scenes are composed. Design 3D SE also provides libraries of materials, textures and models to help expedite the creative process.
Online Video Training at Strata 3D University
Take advantage of our online video training at www.strata3duniversity.com. With introductory pricing starting at just 99 cents for the first two weeks, it's the best investment you may ever make. Strata 3D University provides training in all aspects of modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and scene setup. It's the fastest and easiest way to develop your 3D design skills.
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Move, rotate, scale, grids and guides, history stack
Ground plane, visible and reflected backgrounds
Lighting / Basic
Point lights, spot lights, directional lights
Lighting / Advanced
Import / Basic
EPS, S3D, OBJ, Collada, VRML, 3DS and more
Import / Advanced
FBX, AI, PDF, U3D and legacy Strata formats
Collada(DAE), S3D, OBJ, VRML, BMP, JPG, SWF, PCT, TIF, TGA
Export / Advanced
Bezier Modeling Tools / Basic
Pen tool, extrude, lathe, path extrude
Bezier Modeling Tools / Advanced
Skin, hull, thickness, fillet
Subtract, intersect, union, cut
Polygon Modeling Tools / Basic
Move, rotate, scale, bevel, extrude
Polygon Modeling Tools / Advanced
Magic wand selections, inset, inflate, flatten
Advanced Smoothing Techniques
Meld, subdivision surfaces
Deformation lattice, bones
Keyframing, animated textures
Heartbeat, bounce, rotate, etc.
Texturing Tools / Basic
Multi-channel stackable textures, stone, wood
Texturing Tools / Advanced
Linked PSD textures, most procedural texture types
Rendering / Basic
Raytracing, raydiosity, openGL, toon
Rendering / Advanced
Suspended renderings, fields, stereo, panoramic,
motion blur, render to layers