iC3D is the first 3D packaging design and visualisation software to offer the patented "Smart Wrap" Mapping software which allows labels and artwork to be placed accurately onto complex models without the need for tedious UVW mapping of texture coordinates. iC3D comes with a direct link into Adobe Illustrator allowing your 2D Illustrator artwork to be directly mapped onto your 3D models as base artwork or as labels.
Output hi-resolution images, PDF proofs for mark-up or share your designs with colleagues and customers using the iC3D Movie exporter, which creates portable compressed movie files that can be shared or put on compliant websites.
Creative Edge Software has just released version 5 of its groundbreaking iC3D packaging design solution containing a wealth of important new features. iC3D is the only complete 3D packaging solution that combines all tasks from initial packaging design to photo-realistic pack shots in one application.
The five key features of the new iC3D versions 5.0 are: Point Editor is an advanced shape editing tool, providing enhanced photorealism through the ability to add curves, creases, crumples and dents to models selectively. UVW Editor enables selective manipulation of artwork placed on 3D models to correct artwork distortion, improve naturalism and allow artistic interpretation. Physics Simulator automatically calculates appropriate curves, creases and distortions to create photorealistic 3D flexible packages, such as bags and pouches, at a mouse-click. Sealed Shrink is made to visualize shrink-filled packages, using completely sealed bags. This feature complements the existing iC3D Shrink Sleeve feature. Advanced Shape Modeller is an additional tool for the creation of highly complex 3D shapes and combinations of shapes.
System requirements: Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows 8, Windows 10, 64 bit version only Ideal Configuration: 4GB + Ram 500GB HDD Dual core processor (quad core preferred). Graphics: Minimum: NVidia or ATI Graphics card with 1 GB VRAM (2 GB or higher recommended) 3rd Party Software Required: *Adobe Illustrator Version 16 is required (i.e. CS6). 64 bit version only *Note: Will not work with older versions of Illustrator i.e. CS5