Strata 3D University - The Premier Online Training Resource for Design 3D CX, CXi and SE

Whether you're an existing Strata Design 3D CX, CXi or SE user, or new to 3D entirely, Strata 3D University is the fastest, easiest and most convenient way to improve your 3D design skillset.

Strata 3D University is a subscription based learning center for all Strata Design 3D applications. You can get started for just 99 cents and continue with a monthly subscription, or take advantage of our discounted 3, 6 or 12 month subscription options in the Strata Online Store

At Strata 3D University, the library of learning resources is continually growing and there's no limit to what you can learn or how you go about learning it.

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Strata Software Legacy Video Training

A collection of our older training videos are offered below. Videos are listed in reverse chronological order. Newest first.



Latest Videos Videos 11-15 Videos 6-10 Videos 1-5 Beginner Videos

Tutorial: Alarm Clock Texture in Design 3D CX 6, by Chris Tyler

In this 16 minute video Chris walks you through his texture and rendering settings for an alarm clock model. He dissects the individual settings and takes you through the subtleties of replicating realistic paint and metallic surfaces. He takes the time to make sure you can absorb all of the fine points of creating realistic scenes. Using the above download link you can get his model and follow along. Demonstration requires Strata Design 3D CX 6.0.

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Tutorial: Lighting and Rendering Setup in Design 3D CX 6, by Chris Tyler

Chris Tyler has completed his latest Strata video training series. Over 38 hours of detailed tutorials show you how to model, texture, render and animate. These video tutorials are being pressed onto DVDs right now and will be available for purchase soon.

In this tutorial from his upcoming video training, Chris covers the lighting and rendering of a product shot in Strata Design 3D CX 6.

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Strata Enfold 3D CX: Unique Print Invitation

Want to do more than just fold a piece of paper in half? With Enfold 3D you can design complex folds with sophisticated die cuts and see the results right in Illustrator.

In this demonstration the fictional Aquo company launches a new energy drink with a party and a special print invitation.

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Creating the Aquo bottle in Design 3D CX 6, by Chris Tyler

Watch as Chris Tyler shows you how to build this sport bottle starting with Illustrator style splines, moving to polygons and ending up with a completed subdivision surface ready for some glacial spring water.

Techniques include using the powerful new poly modeling tools and guide system for constraining modeling operations.

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Strata Enfold 3D CX: Carton and Point-of-Sale Design

In this video presentation you'll see how you can start with Illustrator artwork, apply cut and fold lines, build a 3D box and use that 3D box to help you in placing artwork in the proper orientation and position regardless of how many folds and angles are involved.

This project even displays how you can design with special die cuts to create artwork profiles for this point-of-purchase display.

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Strata 3D CX 5.5 Tutorial - Baseball Trophy

In this tutorial, Ken creates a 3D trophy from sketch to layout, using Strata 3D CX 5.5, Photoshop CS3 Extended and Illustrator.

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Strata 3D[in] Plug-ins, Part 2

In this episode, Lex demos the upcoming Strata Foto 3D[in] and Live 3D[in] plug-ins for Photoshop® CS3 Extended.

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