3D iBooks for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Simplified with Strata Tools

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[prMac.com] St. George, Utah - Strata today announced updates to its 3D product line, making it easy to export 3D models and scenes for use with Apple's free digital book authoring tool, iBooks Author. Now users can easily create iBooks with interactive 3D content for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Strata 3D software has been a favorite among Mac users for more than two decades. Three new additions to the product line, Design 3D CXi, Design 3D SE and Foto 3D SE, were introduced in the Mac App Store in 2011. The latest product updates change the way 3D scenes are exported to the Collada file format, providing a more complete and accurate import of 3D model surfaces, textures and cameras into iBook Author's 3D Widget.

"iBooks Author is amazingly simple to use." said Ken Bringhurst, Strata President. "Now with Design 3D users can easily create 3D objects and scenes to add to their iBooks - and a user can even add real-world objects to their iBooks by using a digital camera and Foto 3D."

The updates to Design 3D are available now. Foto 3D updates will be made available to the public within the week. Current users of these Strata products will be eligible for a free upgrade.

Strata Design 3D SE is a low-priced entry-level 3D modeling and rendering software, with powerful 3D tools that satisfy the needs of most 3D novices. Strata Design 3D SE v6.2.5 is available for purchase today from the Mac App Store for just $49 USD.

Strata Design 3D CXi picks up where SE leaves off, providing professional-level 3D modeling and animation tools capable of producing nearly anything imaginable. Strata Design 3D CXi v7.0.4 is available only from the Mac App Store for $499 USD.

Design 3D CX is Strata's cross-platform flagship product with all of the functionality that professional 3D designers need, including tie-ins with the Adobe Creative Suite. Strata Design 3D CX v7.0.4 is currently on sale for $495 USD, which is $200 off the retail price.

Strata Foto 3D lets designers use a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects as fully textured 3D models. Free updates will be available within a week. Strata Foto 3D SE is available on the Mac App Store for just $49 USD.

Strata 3D University extends Strata's Design 3D offerings with extensive online video training on 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering, allowing subscribers to learn Strata Design 3D at their own pace and take their 3D design skills as far they like. Subscriptions start at just 99 cents for the first two weeks of training.

Strata is the developer and publisher of the Strata 3D CX Suite of products. The suite lets users capture, create, design and deliver - all in 3D. Strata 3D CX applications include plug-ins for Adobe applications, allowing designers to take the Creative Suite to a higher level. For more information visit Strata online or call 800-678-7282. Strata Design 3D CX, Live 3D CX, Foto 3D CX, and Enfold 3D CX are trademarks of Corastar Inc. All other trademarks, not owned by Corastar Inc., which are contained herein are the property of their respective owners.