Strata Foto 3D CX 2 lets you use a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects as fully textured 3D models. Its ideal for difficult to model objects like organic shapes, soft forms and hand made items.
The included Photoshop Plug-in makes model creation even easier. Foto 3D models are ideal for developing packaging, games, illustrations, online catalogues and more. Just import models into Strata Design 3D CX or virtually any other 3D software.
Powered by patented technology developed by Canon and Creative Dimension Software, Foto 3D is digital photography at a higher power.
“Strata Foto 3D CX 2 is a cool tool to use if you’re not the best 3D modeler, or you need to create a model of an existing real-world object quickly. Perhaps you’re a sculpter, or own a small boutique, and you’d like to display your products on the Web in a unique way, Strata Foto 3D CX is your tool. Or say you’re a full-time 3D content creator and need to bring various elements into your larger project – elements that you don’t have the time to model from scratch – Strata Foto 3D CX is the answer in that case, too.” —MacWorld
Sophisticated Camera Support
Strata Foto 3D CX provides automatic camera support to deal with lens distortion, focal length and image factors specific to particular camera models. Correcting these factors ensures the highest possible fidelity in model capture.
Automated 3D Space Orientation
A special calibration mat – which can be printed out directly from Strata Foto 3D CX – aids the software in generating 3D model data. This mat allows Foto 3D to calculate where the camera is in 3D space for each image. This orientation information then allows Foto 3D to automatically capture features from the images to build the 3D object.
Feature Pinning – Allows the Use of Any Photo Set
For projects that don’t allow for use of the calibration mat, Strata Foto 3D CX now provides direct control using a pin user interface. This allows you to specify the surface area details important to a high quality capture. This new feature allows the use of photograph sets from virtually any source – including video frames, aerial photos and any large object that cannot be brought into a studio setting.
Integrate with Adobe Photoshop for Model Creation
Part of the process of generating a model from photographs involves separating the background from the object. Foto 3D provides powerful colour-key tools to automate this process. In addition to these powerful tools, Adobe Photoshop is supported directly with a Plug-in, allowing you to easily use Photoshop’s features to get the job done.
Interactive Model Adjustment
Once the geometry is generated, Strata Foto 3D CX gives you the ability to interactively modify the surface polygon detail (“decimation”). A clipping plane is also provide allowing you to trim the base of the model to ensure a flat base where desired.
Send 3D Models Back to Photoshop Extended
For owners of the Extended version of Photoshop, models can be sent as a 3D layer to include in your projects. From there the 3D object can be painted on, rotated, lighting adjusted, etc.
Take Your Models to the Strata 3D Suite
Strata Foto 3D CX models can easily be brought into Strata Design 3D CX and Strata Live 3D CX to continue the creative journey to wherever you desire.
Foto 3D builds and places a UV texture on any model by using a series of photographs. Regardless of the type of camera you use, Foto 3D will calibrate itself automatically for the best results. Foto 3D allows you to take anywhere from 20 to 256 pictures to create your textured 3D model.
Foto 3D generates a model that includes surface smoothing and interactive mesh decimation. For use in a 3D rendering package, such as Strata 3D CX, you’ll want the highest quality mesh possible. For real-time 3D use, such as Live 3D, you may want to reduce your mesh density for faster downloads.
Save & Export Features
Once you’re finished with your project, simply export it into VRML or 3DS. Then your file can be imported into Strata 3D CX for rendering and animation, or into Strata Live 3D for real-time display on a web page or PDF document.
Foto 3D creates a photo-realistic UV texture for your model. You can use Adobe Photoshop to modify the texture from any angle. Simply copy the view to Photoshop, modify the texture, and paste it back into Foto 3D. All texture blending occurs automatically.
- Automatic Texture Creation
- UV Unwrapping
- Incremental Map Generation
- Texture Map Editing
- External Texture Editing
- Large Map Resolution
- Tone Correction
Strata Foto 3D will be of great benefit to anyone who needs to put fully textured, photo realistic objects into illustrations, video, games or any number of virtual environments. The fact that outside of the product, a camera, and a tripod, the ability to generate a 3D model with this much ease makes it a must have application.