Strata has introduced
three new plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop CS3 — Strata Design 3D[in], Strata Foto 3D[in] and Strata Live 3D[in]. Each plug-in costs $149, and leverages Photoshop CS3 Extended’s new 3D capabilities.
Strata Design 3D[in] features Match[in], Model[in] and Render[in]. The software lets you add 3D content and patch the perspective in your PS3 project; lets you model new objects or modify existing objects; and compose final scenes, set up lighting using High Dynamic Range (HDR) images, generate soft shadows, reflected light, refractive materials and more.
Foto 3D[in] provides users with the ability to generate 3D models from photographs shot from regular digital cameras. The objects include 3D model data combined with photo-based surface textures, to help create models for 3D Web pages and other purposes.
Live 3D[in] lets users create interactive 3D content for Web sites and PDF documents, such as interactive product brochures, assembly guides and 3D Web walkthroughs.
System requirements call for G4 or better (including Intel), Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later, 512MB RAM and 1024 x 768 display, along with Photoshop CS3 Extended.