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v6.1 Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator for Photoshop

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Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator for Photoshop

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Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator for Photoshop

Create 3D logos in minutes with vector & drawing tools

Just released! 3D Invigorator 6.1 gives you a true 3D environment inside Photoshop. Version 6.1 offers compatibility for Photoshop CS6 as well as new features such as the ability to import an image and directly have the image be mapped onto an object for you. Other features include an improved OpenGL renderer so you can see shadows live in the 3D Preview window and a new Grid Shader which is useful to create bump maps or transparency maps.


Highlights

This adds to the already impressive feature set including the easy Object Editor for drawing and editing 3D shapes with familiar vector tools, GradientWerks for building colorful 3D materials and the Material Editor options like procedural texture mapping.

Co-developed with Zaxwerks Inc, our 3D Invigorator is legendary in the video and film industry for its high quality images and its time-saving workflow features. Now this popular 3D design tool takes Photoshop to a whole new level.

From Illustrator to 3D in seconds

3D Invigorator is really easy to work with. Just point to an Illustrator file, or type in some text, or choose a simple shape inside the plugin. The plugin immediately extrudes the object and makes a 3D wireframe. From there, you can sculpt your graphic into a 3D masterpiece by adding drag-and-drop materials, bevels and lights.

A simple interface handles all kinds of 3D objects

Invigorator has a full 3D environment for setting up objects and scenes. The interface makes it easy to create objects in minutes that would take hours in a normal 3D program. Once your 3D object is set up, you can view and rotate it from any angle. Use the fun and powerful tools in Invigorator for real-time changes that transform your text into amazing logos.

 

Great 3D-licious features of Invigorator 6.1 include:

  • Improved OpenGL Renderer: The new Renderer lets you see shadows and bump maps live in the Preview window. This gives you a much more accurate preview of what you're final render will look like, making design even easier!
  • Object Editor/Creation: A full vector editing/drawing program within Invigorator lets you easily create or edit shapes with familiar drawing tools.
  • Procedural Textures: Create textures directly within Invigorator by layering noise types to create sophisticated, fast rendering, resolution-independent textures.
  • GradientWerks: Zaxwerk’s tool for creating gradients gives you a mind-boggling variety of colors to build 3D materials and styles.
  • Improved Font Support: Postscript, TrueType, and OpenType fonts are now supported, and all fonts can be viewed with the WYSIWYG Font Browser and edited in the Object Editor.
  • 64-Bit Support: Now fully compatible with Photoshop CS5/5.1 and 64-bit Mac and Windows operating systems. Hooray!
  • Texture Mapping: There are now multiple ways of mapping your textures to your objects as you would expect from a full 3D program. This can create much more seamless textures and realistic objects.

 

Great features of 3D Invigorator

The practical and creative features of 3D Invigorator include:

  • Full 3D Environment. Rotate the Objects and Camera in 3D space to view the 3D design from any angle, or move individual elements into new arrangements.
  • 3D Text Creation. Use the built-in text designer to create beautiful 3D text objects.
  • Sculpted 3D Edges. Sculpted edges add important details to 3D objects. Get complete control over how the 3D text or objects extrude and what their edges look like
  • Import Illustrator Files. Any Illustrator file can be extruded into complex 3D shapes for an easy way to start the design.
  • Rendering Styles. Create different looks with a wide variety of rendering styles, including wireframe, cartoon, flat shading, and ray-tracing.
  • Material Presets. Over 100 different material presets give easy options such as gold, chrome, glass, lacquer, and puffy surfaces.
  • Material Creation. If the presets don’t provide the desired effect, users can design their own materials using the built-in tools or by importing custom files.
  • Custom Lights. An unlimited number of lights can be positioned anywhere in 3D space for creative flexibility. Create custom lighting like an art deco style, a light for each text character, or a single bright light across the entire object.
  • Smart filters & other smart things. For the smartest workflow, 3D Invigorator is designed to fully take advantage of Photoshop features like Smart Filters and Smart Layers.

Macintosh

  • Host: Adobe Photoshop CS5 - CC 2015
  • For users working with Photoshop CS3 - CS4, please contact us for older versions of the plug-in.
  • Intel Mac Only
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
  • A video card that supports floating point calculations.


Windows

  • Host: Adobe Photoshop CS5 - CC 2015
  • For users working with Photoshop CS3 - CS4, please contact us for older versions of the plug-in.
  • Pentium 4 or better
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • A video card that supports floating point calculations.

Note: Zaxwerks allows two installations (for instance, a Desktop and Laptop), provided only one is activated at a time.

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Customer Reviews

This plug-in is all about convenience and crisp basic 3D imagery.

Feature creep has brought 3D capabilities into most video and film editing packages. The creator of this plug-in, Zaxwerks, has been a true innovator in additional useful tools for motion graphic and filmmaker professionals. But for tthe low-budget filmmaking audience for this product? Well, I quote American Idol’s Randy Jackson, “For me, for you dog, I just wasn’t feelin’ it. You know what I’m sayn’?”

Read the full review by Mark Bremmer at Microfilmmaker Magazine, June 1, 2009

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jeremy Hanke
Date: April 05, 2012