New 3D Plug-ins Premier at Adobe Live

May 25, 2007 in Software (F)

[] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce that they are hosting U.S.-based Strata Software at the upcoming Adobe Live conference in the UK the 5â€"6th of June. Strata will be presenting an exclusive demo of their soon to be released 3D[in] plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended as well as their popular core 3D products Strata 3D CXÂŽ, Strata FotoÂŽ, and Strata LiveÂŽ. The three plug-ins add 3D model-to-photo matching, Raydiosity™ rendering, spline and subdivision surface modelling, 3D model construction from photographs, and real-time 3D output for the web and PDF documents.

“By adding 3D support in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended®, Adobe has made it possible for us to integrate our award winning 3D technology directly with the designer’s primary application.” stated Ken Bringhurst, president of Strata. “Our applications have already been described as ‘the 3D cousin to Photoshop’ by industry publications. Now our products are more like immediate family.”

"We’re happy to see early support for 3D workflows in Photoshop CS3 Extended from valued ecosystem partners like Strata," said Kevin Connor, senior director of product management for Professional Digital Imaging at Adobe. “Strata 3D[in] plug-ins along with Photoshop CS3 Extended means creatives can take full advantage of the power of the Photoshop image editing toolset and paint engine for editing 3D and motion based content.”

Strata 3d[in] - This plug-in includes three powerful tools: Match[in], Model[in] and Render[in] synchronised to Strata's award winning Strata 3D CX application engine. Match[in] generates a matching camera view and a 3D grid that coincides with the vanishing point data. This allows users to match the perspective in a Photoshop® document and place 3D objects into the scene. Model[in] allows you to model new objects or modify existing objects and create new objects with tools such as extrude, lathe, and subdivision surface modeling. You can even import Adobe Illustrator™ software outlines to loft into 3D objects. Using Render[in] users will have the ability to compose final scenes, set up sophisticated lighting using High Dynamic Range images, generate soft shadows, reflected light, refractive materials and more.

Strata Foto 3D[in] - This plug-in allows you to generate 3D models from photographs shot with a standard digital camera. These objects include the 3D model data as well as the photo-based surface textures. Users can transfer photos directly to Strata Foto[in] and return a real-time 3D object to a 3D layer in PhotoshopÂŽ CS3 Extended.

Strata Live 3D[in] - With Live 3D[in] you are able to create real-time interactive 3D content for web sites and PDF documents from PhotoshopÂŽ CS3 Extended which includes 3D content. Export 3D PDFs and real-time 3D Java applets directly from PhotoshopÂŽ CS3 Extended.

“We are excited to be able to host Strata at Adobe Live as we receive so many inquiries from artists looking to move to 3D within a familiar and intuitive environment. Strata’s new products offer these advantages and being able to host the exclusive demo of the plug-ins at Adobe Live will let users see first-hand what design options Strata offers,” states Chris Hardy, Managing Director of XChange International.

Strata products are available 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, QuarkXTensionÂŽ technology; Adobe InDesignÂŽ, AcrobatÂŽ and PhotoshopÂŽ Plug-insÂŽ 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.


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