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  1. #1
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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a text program that kicks but. I've been told to try a few programs and ULEAD Cool 3D was one of them. What I am wondering is HOW GOOD is it?? I've posted in another gallery of what I wanted to acheive in a text program and I want to post it for you and you all could tell me if you think UC3D can "cut the mustard" so to speak. These examples are from a 3D design company. Please let me know what you think. Also, if you think there is a text software which is BETTER, please by all means, let me know. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Thanks for listenin'.

    These images (and a few more) are described in the "3D Graphics" forum also.

    Take care.
    IP

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    Hey,
    It's gets better yet about Cool 3D. It imports Illustrator 8 and below line drawings. You can even edit them in path editor. I have Illustrator 10. It does not save Al8. But Canvas 8 does. Of course you can export flash files and do animation. Encluded EnVector Module exports .swf flash files. This all pretty strong stuff. If you want a lost cost 3D program this it it.
    IP

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    RJ,
    I've read your posts throughout these forums over the last week or so, and it appears to me that you're looking for a program that will do what you tell it to do like a genie. It doesn't exist.

    Many programs, from Adobe, Ulead, Xara, Corel, etc. have the features necessary to produce the text effects you have fallen in love with. However, just downloading a demo and playing with it for a few hours will not make you a master graphic guru.

    The people that design those covers probably have years of experience in art and layout. They have probably been using the programs for quite some time, knowing tricks and techniques that aren't in the 'Help" files. Many special effects are done using plug-ins from other companies, not just off-the-shelf applications. They know their programs, that's how they make them perform!

    Throughout these forums, for any of the software, there are amazing graphics being produced, stuff that leaves me speechless, with an occasional piece of crap for balance. The beautiful thing is that most of these artists that participate are more than willing to give advice, write tutorials, and show what they know to people like us. Give yourself the opportunity to learn from these people, and put in the time to master one or two of these graphic software apps. Then, once you've figured out a few tricks of your own, you can create the next "killer graphic" that everybody else wants to know how to do, and you can share it with them here!

    Toograffic- peace!

    <font size=3 color="#0055ff" face="Tahoma">Gary V.</font>

    <font size="-2" face="Verdana" color="red">The more I learn, the more ignorant I feel.</font>
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    Hey AJ,

    Well..... I tried Ulead Cool 3D. It was ok, though it didn't meet my expectations in the least. But it was ok. Thanks for your time, though. Take care.

    RJ
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    Sure, you could do that in c3d. Why don't you download and try it?

    http://www.photoimpactzone.com
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    yup, it sure does take a bit to learn any app that is worth it weight in bytes...

    Cool 3D is one of those small but very handy apps that gets better every time ya use it, which can also be said for most any good product out there.

    Take Photo Impact for instance...two years in and I am still amazed by the depth of this app...now if only I had the same depth...lol

    Keep going there RJ, art isn't going to vanish anytime soon [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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    Hello

    I think Cool 3d is a hidden treasure

    it is easy to use and it is easy to get carried away with it

    Try it, i want regret it

    It has a ready made effects
    You can save your finished file as template, change the text or any object with changing the effects and keyframes and many many more.....

    My complaint it is slow, with some effects (blurr, Blast...)
    shoul have an easier timeplatte for keyframes
    IP

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a text program that kicks but. I've been told to try a few programs and ULEAD Cool 3D was one of them. What I am wondering is HOW GOOD is it?? I've posted in another gallery of what I wanted to acheive in a text program and I want to post it for you and you all could tell me if you think UC3D can "cut the mustard" so to speak. These examples are from a 3D design company. Please let me know what you think. Also, if you think there is a text software which is BETTER, please by all means, let me know. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Thanks for listenin'.

    These images (and a few more) are described in the "3D Graphics" forum also.

    Take care.
    IP

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    Hey guys,

    Toographic, you are indeed right. Your opinion is much appreciated, too. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Ulead Cool 3D, however, is still not what I'm looking for. I know this not from tinkering with it in a few hours. I was a few minutes! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] But, really, though it didn't take me long, I still know and would bet that you wouldn't be able to acheive the shapes and styles that I was inquring about with Ulead 3D. I like the program but, it (and Xara 3D) is not for what I want to do. Though I know of what you are saying since I was not born yesterday. But, I finally found software that does the type of effects that I am looking for thanks to the good people of the forums.

    Gigit, Photoimpact is a COOL peice of software! I love it! AND it export/saves in .PSD!! It kicks butt!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] It even does the arch-like shape that I want when I use the horizonatal deforming when I open a new document, click the text tool, and type my text. I can deform text in PI and open in Photoshop. I can even open some my Photoshop documents in PI (even though my PS effects don't show up in PI, but that's cool). Oh, yeah, I figured out that text problem, too. Sorry I didn't get back to ya' and I thanks you VERY much for replying to me. Thanks for the advice, and as usual, thanks for the cool sense of humor where some people get a little testy. Thanks, pal. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Take care ok?
    RJ

    Gigit, Thanks for the advice. You
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    I have both Cool 3D and Xara 3D. Both programs are good. C3D has a path editor in which you can create shapes in the program and you do not have to go outside it. There is bunch of effects or stamps which Xara 3D does not have. I vote for Cool 3D. Xara 3D is good for text and not much else. GT


    www.georgetroycrafts.com
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