MODELING AND EDGE CONTROL FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
Strata Design 3D Version 7.5 provides a range of new features designed to give more control while polygonal modeling and to make modeling and editing easier and more intuitive. Many of the new options are also used for the new UV enhancements, such as defining seams for flattening UV textures. Driven by our most frequently requested user suggestions, we’ve bolstered Design 3D’s toolset and functionality.
UV EDITING AND TEXTURING FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
Least Squares Conformal Maps or Conform to Mesh LSCM helps reduce texture distortion and produce better rendering results. In Design 3D 7.5, this feature is called Conform to Mesh. When used in conjunction with the other texturing enhancements, you can literally unwrap your 3D objects onto a 2D plane and see exactly how your textures look. Even better, you can create the cutting seams that define how your object is unwrapped.
3D PRINT, FILE IMPORT AND FILE EXPORT OPTIONS
Import and Export flexibility is important to every 3D designer and we’ve heard your call for the ability to import CAD models and export to the STL format for 3D printing. New import / export features in Design 3D Version 7.5 include STL Import and Export and Collada File Import Improvement.
DECIMATION / POLYGON REDUCTION
Decimation is used to reduce polygon count in models, while minimizing the visual distortion on the outward appearance of the rendered image. Decimation is often used on imported models with very high polygon counts, which may cause performance issues, slow rendering, or editing difficulty. It’s also useful for lowering polygon counts for online 3D games, mobile and other applications that require low polygon counts for performance reasons.
Windows Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7 or Vista recommended (64-bit preferable)
- Windows XP (some limitations, requires all latest service packs)
- Pentium 4, Athlon, Intel or better
- 4GB of RAM (more highly recommended)
- 1.7 GB of available hard-disk space for full installation
- 1024 x 768 capable display