Reviews & Awards

Strata Enfold 3D gets 5/5 from Layers Magazine

"This is one awesome program: It moves a cumbersome process to a more streamlined creative process that allows the designer to see results quickly. Strata Enfold 3D CX saves you time and its feature set is a must-have for designers who want to increase their productivity when it comes to creating folded designs."

Macworld says Foto 3D CX 2 is "the answer" - 4/5 Mice

"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."

Photoshop User on Strata Design 3D CX 6

"Strata Design CD CX 6 is a great product for anyone who's looking for a 3D app that will enhance their productivity, creativity, and integrate with the Adobe products to help create projects."

- December 2009 Issue

Macworld UK on Strata Design 3D CX - Editor's Choice Award

"This could be the Adobe-devoted designer's must-have modeler... Seamless integration with Photoshop, user interface familiar to Adobe users, robust, stable and mature."

IT Enquirer on Strata Foto 3D CX 2

"...Strata Foto 3D CX is a lot faster than creating a 3D model from scratch in Cinema 4D, Vue, or Maya. For example, if you are on a deadline for an advertising project or an illustration with a story that will be published both in print and online, Strata Foto 3D CX may cut your project time in half - if not more."

Vizworld on Strata Foto 3D CX 2

"It's a bargain... Users who find themselves frequently needing to scan 3D models will find Foto3D CX an invaluable tool for it's power, flexibility, and excellent price point."

Layers Magazine

"Strata has clearly paid attention to Adobe aficionados with its robust Strata 3D CX 5.0 flagship product, as Adobe users will recognize many of the core tools in the main palette. Strata Foto 3D makes it possible to take nearly any object and make a 3D model with just a little set-up time and a digital camera. The final cog in the machine is Strata Live 3D, which works hand in hand with Strata 3D CX to publish your models to the Web or within an Acrobat 7-compatible document."

Digit Magazine

"Strata is a 3D application aimed at giving designers the kind of simplicity they experience on the likes of Photoshop and Illustrator."

"Strata is one of the most straightforward 3D packages available, and offers impressive power at an affordable price."

The real plus in version CX 5 of Strata is the ability to render each image component to a native Photoshop file as a separate layer - including any textures, lights, shadows, and filters."

PSD Magazine

"For a user that is new to 3D, or the artist that wants to add some 3D sparkle to their works without having a nightmare of a learning curve and expenses, you'll find this program to be all that you should need."

Christian Moore

Referring to the new IK system in Strata 3D CX 5.0, "I am SOOOOoooooo gonna love this."

GFX Artist

"...it's hard to beat the combination of being able to import native Illustrator, apply Photoshop files as linked textures for 3D surfaces and then being able to output a rendered layered Photoshop file."

"The interface makes it easy for Adobe users to shift into 3D."

"Overall we found Strata 3D CX to be the perfect application for designers who want to get into 3D without leaving behind the comfortable realm of their Adobe tools."

Dale "Dasch" Schulz

Strata 3D CX 5.0 is "...very easy to learn and use! Thanks Strata!"

MacNN

Strata 3D CX 5.0 has the "...ability to render layers, as well as the capability to render Strata Live 3D content."

Strata Live 3D "...works with 3D modeling software such as Strata 3D CX, Strata Foto 3D, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and others to create real-time 3D models. Those models can contain animation, full textures, reflective surfaces, and interactivity."

Strata Foto 3D "...is an efficient photo-based system for modeling real world objects that allows users to create 3D models with no technical skill or expensive hardware."

Digit Magazine

"Strata CX feels like an Adobe application - graphic designers will feel right at home... The traditional look (of Strata 3D CX) makes the program friendly to new users."

Version 5.0 of CX "...makes the program even more like Photoshop's 3D cousin. Strata 3D CX is an excellent package that offers tools and features that are well suited to design and intermediate 3D work. It should be ideal for print and Web designers.

Strata 3D CX was named number one and "Best Buy" in Digit's 3D Design Software Shootout from a total of six 3D applications.

Gamasutra

Strata Live 3D is "...useful for marketing projects, online catalogs, training manuals, design presentations and more..." and "...requires no plug-in to run and works on virtually any machine."

Strata 3D CX v.5.0 "...adds more power to the software's modeling, rendering, animation, and workflow management tools. In addition, the interface and tools have been improved to be even more familiar to current Adobe customers."

Strata Foto 3D creates "...high quality, fully textured 3D mesh's."

GFX Artist

"The Final Verdict: Strata has done what seems like the near impossible - release three products simultaneously that work well, add value to the 3D market and fill unique niches. We recommend all three."

Patrick Breton

Strata Live 3D is "...an amazing tool!"

PhotoshopCafe

"I'm very excited about Strata's new Render to Layers technology. The flexibility this adds to the Photoshop artist is incredible. The live linking to a PSD file for 3D textures and Foto 3D's ability to create 3D models from digital photos are also incredible features. These are great releases."