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iC3D is the all-in-one software that produces fast, accurate and photorealistic 3D virtual prototypes. It’s is a powerful packaging design tool as well as a 3D modelling design tool that ensures a smooth transition from design concept to shelf. Furthermore, iC3D opsis makes collaboration between packaging designers and clients/stakeholders easy.

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iC3D Suite is the all-in-one software that produces fast, accurate and photorealistic 3D virtual prototypes or press-ready proofs. As the competition for consumer attention has never been fiercer than today, it is more important than ever to test a package design scrupulously before doing battle on the shelf. The smallest element can mean triumph or failure! iC3D Suite ensures a smooth transition from design concept to shelf in the shortest possible timeframe.

On the one hand, iC3D Suite is a powerful packaging design tool. There is a direct link into Adobe Illustrator, which allows your 2D Illustrator artwork to be directly mapped onto your 3D iC3D models as base artwork or as labels. On the other hand, iC3D Suite contains a 3D modelling design tool. It assures that your labels and artwork can be placed accurately onto complex models, such as cartons, labels, flexibles, bottles, shrink wraps, POS/POP and in-store visualization.

Furthermore, you’re capable of accurately reproducing the effects of hyperrealistic materials and techniques, as well as security features, closures, seals and fastenings. You can even custom-build your own product shape and visualize it at point-of-sale. In other words, you can give full rein to your creativity - without compromising on speed!

The free cloud-based viewer and storage, iC3D opsis, makes collaboration between packaging designers and clients or stakeholders easy. Enabling them input possible at every stage, iC3D Suite provides the opportunity to troubleshoot new design concepts and ensures that potential issues are eliminated from the start.

Benefits

  • Easy to learn & use
    No specialist programs, hardware or outside assistance are needed!
  • Get photorealistic mockups in minutes
    Give quick, accurate visualization of your ideas and avoid the need for costly and time-consuming physical mockups!
  • Identify optimizations at the earliest possible stage
    The smallest element can mean triumph or failure. With iC3D Suite, you get the opportunity to test designs, give full rein to your creative instincts and innovate!
  • Easier collaboration, troubleshooting & sign-off
    With iC3D opsis (the free cloud-based viewer and storage), you can accurately and securely share your 3D packaging design content with clients and stakeholders.
  • Get your product faster to the shelves
    iC3D Suite ensures that potential issues are eliminated from the start and ensures a smooth transition from design concept to shelf in the shortest possible timeframe.

Key features

  • All-in-one design software
    • Real-time creation and artwork editing through Adobe Illustrator
    • 3D model creation
  • SmartWrap - applies and slides labels interactively on any object
  • SmartShrink - applies artwork and shrinks to fit in seconds
  • Ray Tracing - simulates effects of light on virtual objects
  • Light Map Editor - re-creates photo studio lighting and effects
  • Dynamic Backgrounds & Perspective Control - allows real-time merging of 2D images with 3D designs
  • Shelving & In-Store Visualizer
  • Extensive Model, Template & Material Libraries
  • Print and share, using iC3D opsis
  • Web collaboration, using iC3D opsis

Release notes

5.5.3 20 November 2018

Additions/Improvements

  • Speed up's for STL file Imports
  • PDF export multi-byte language support
  • Multi select line in Carton template
  • Support for Ryzen Processors in Ray tracer

Fixed

  • Animation bug
  • Artwork on top of foil areas displaying correctly in Open Gl and Ray Tracer
  • PDF Spots not matching between Adobe Illustrator and IC3D PDF Editor
  • Alpha Channel on Hi-Res export when using a Preset list
  • Point Editor crash when deleting points on a mesh
  • Offset fin seals not showing correctly in template preview window
  • ENV file loading issues

5.5 18 September 2018

New Features

  • Real Time Ray Tracing
  • Curved Folding; the ability to add and fold curve fold lines and faces on your carton die-lines
    • Click here to view iC3D Training Movie Curved Folding via our youtube page
    • Click here to view iC3D Training Movie Curved Folding; Curved Face Editor via our youtube page
  • All Adobe Illustrator Layers are now rendered on to your models print surfaces in iC3D
  • Interactive Lighting Editor; use this feature with your Raze Render Preview screen to work interactively with your lights in real time and see the results instantly, click here to see new lighting Tutorial
  • Click here to view iC3D Training Movie Lighting Editor Basics via our youtube page
  • Additional Light edit enhancements, Click new lighting tutorial link for further detail
    • Further Dynamic Range
    • Individual light power control
  • Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast controls for:
    • Rendered Images, allowing global model colour correction
    • Specific Labels, allowing individual artwork colour correction
  • New material library with Ray Traced visual, create materials for Ray Tracing in real time
  • Improved Export HiRes options
  • Output presets; save your favourite Hi Res Image output sizes and reuse them from a drop down menu to avoid typing the same details every time
  • Camera preset list options; export a single camera preset, or multiple angles with a single click export
  • New Background control window, new location for scene background and Dynamic Background features
  • Swapping option of OpenGL window and Raze Render Preview windows switch seamlessly between these 2 formats
  • IC3D Opsis High Res export option, improved resolution and magnification of your 3D models shared via the cloud

Fixed

  • DPI reporting in export image now correct value shown
  • Normal Map usage now possible on artwork labels
  • Template saving between Mac and PC

5.0.5 4 January 2018

Additions/Improvements

  • Render Manager; added no intermediate renders option to speed up job processing
  • New Flat Bottom Bag Template added to template library
  • Allow more spot effect layers on label materials when ray tracing
  • Shine maps now working with plastic Ray-trace materials

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Bug fixes

  • Point and UV editors to correct area zoom issues and accuracy
  • Pan making border edit controls un-selectable within the UV Editor
  • Changed border edit controls to resize to screen zoom within the UV Editor
  • Twitchy selection in UV Editor using multi-button mouse
  • Inverted drag on selection and area zoom options within the UV Editor

5.0 2 October 2017

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.

4.1 25 January 2017

New features

  • Displacement mapping Template
    • Displacement mapping is an alternative technique in contrast to bump mapping, or a height map. It gives surfaces a  great sense of depth and detail, and applies this detail to your printable surfaces applied to your model, or to the  models mesh, becoming part of your finished model in iC3D.    
  • Copying of Labels; the ability to copy a label from 1 model and paste it on to another.

4.0.6 12 December 2016

Additions/Improvements 

  • Added Quality setting to Shrink Template for faster shrink results on large objects.

Bug fixes

  • PackZ older version support.
  • Transparency and opaque white effects displaying in the ray tracer correctly.
  •  Skewing when exporting ray traced movies.
  • Opsis export working correctly for standard, and animation ray traced models.
  • Animation not updating correctly in iC3D ray tracing.
  • Interior fills not being UV mapped correctly.
  • Max interior from base setting being limited to 99, now increased ability to match height of object in the interior & fill template.
  • Double sided labels displaying correctly in the ray tracer.
  • Repeat values on shininess maps being reverted to 1.0.
  • Shrink bottles disappearing when non-advanced transparency setting is selected.
  • PDF editor crash when applying spot colour material effects.
  • Odd rotation of object in the shrink window.
  •  Movie export skewing and not working for freehand movie export in the render manager.

4.0.4 3 November 2016

New features

  • Ray Tracing.
  • iC3D Render Manager Application.
  • Dynamic Background generation, including:
    • Foreground/background generation.
    • Field of view calculation.
    • Generation of a lighting rig from the background image.
  • Dynamic Shelf added to Shelf Visualiser.
  • Container added to Shelf Visualiser:
    • Allows duplicated items to share 1 artwork.
  • Lighting/Environment map generation and editing.
  • Interior & Fill Template.

Additions/Improvements

  • Support for Adobe Illustrator 2015.3 plug-ins.
  • Optimised model imports for speed, using “Shelf Layout”.
  • Merging of models in Object Editor.
  • Artwork Manager now supports turning off the back of carton and double sided labels.
  • Carton Fold Up Template:
    • Zoom, Pan, Fit to screen functions added to template model preview window.
    • Short cut key added to select all cut lines; Command + D on Mac, Ctrl + D on Windows.
    • Short cut key added to pan around the cutter guide when zoomed in; hold the P key down, click left mouse button and drag.
  • The Ability to insert 2D images to the 2D Spinner Template background.
  • CXF Colour loader buttons added for liquids.

Bug fixes

  • Shaped Bag template; distortion of artwork displays correctly if contents shape is offset.
  • iC3D PDF Editor now displays the front and back sides of cartons when adding artwork.

3.6 9 February 2016

New features

  • iC3D Opsis Export.

To activate your Opsis account please contact Creative Edge at support@creativeedgesoftware.com and provide your name, software license details with your required user name and password.

Additions/Improvements

  • Planar mapping for fixup tools.
  • Fit to screen for 2D backgrounds w/locking.
  • Object Editor – improved hierarchy collapse.
  • Fixed Color picker loading wrong color.
  • Fixed Japanese PDF layers showing wrong character.
  • Fixed Loading of PDFs with Japanese files that have Japanese character in path.
  • Fixed change in positioning of objects when exported to Opsis (background lock must be in place).

3.5 19 November 2015

New features

  • New Renderer
    Supporting ultra hi-resolution, photographic quality HDRI backgrounds and environments.
  • Ambient Occlusion
    Creates soft shadows, shading effects and enhances fine surface details to improve photo realism.
  • Shadows
    Allows additional studio lights and shadows/shadow maps to be created. Minimises the need for Photographic Studios.
  • Tube Template
    Allows easy creation of cosmetic, pharma and toothpaste tubes with full edit controls.
  • Shaped Bag Template
    Create Pillow & Gusseted bags based on irregular contents shape. Replicate rice bags, drink sachets, irregular biscuits & contents “slump".
  • Shape Modeller
    New enhancements include tilt and parallel arc functions. Create of sophisticated 3D models and components like spheres, hoops handles.
  • Shelf Visualiser
    Templates to create Multiple Shelving, Gondola Displays, Refrigeration display units & Chiller cabinets. Enables full product comparisons.

And much more ...

3.0.6

Bug fixes

  • Rendering issue when Exporting HiRes 3D PDFs (Mac issue only).

3.0.5

Additions/Improvements

  • Adobe Extension Manager CC no longer required for IC3D Suite installation.

Bug fixes

  • Issue when placing very large Illustrator artwork with HiRes Render.
  • Screen Lock-up on PC's with some versions of Nvidia Graphics Cards.

3.0.4

Additions/Improvements

  • Spot colour cutout function added to "Layers Spot Effect Window".

Bug fixes

  • Crash when a Cut-Out selected in Layers is used with Carbon Fibre Material.
  • Occasional incorrect decompression of Illustrator files.
  • Offset Issue with some PDF’s containing an Inner Margin.
  • Crash when using Undo in PDF Editor.
  • Show Hidden Models not revealing Hidden Labels.
  • Issue when defining Depth for Diaper Bag.
  • Issues when using Textured Materials.
  • PackZ Path Saving and Startup Selection issues.

3.0.3

Additions/Improvements

  • Support for Illustrator CC 2015 added*.
  • "Select and Deselect All" added to Artwork Manager.
  • Delete function additionally assigned to Backspace/Delete (←) Key.
  • Improved resolution of notches and transparent areas on bags.
  • Improved algorithm to speed up cut-outs in IC3D Carton Template Window.
  • New "invert" selection control in carton template window using  cmd + i  (Mac) ctrl + i (PC) keys.
  • "Bake Transform" option added to "Transform Reset" - Embeds transform information into current carton.
  • IC3D Windows now easier to dock when using a Mac.
  • "Centre Carton When Folding" option added to "Carton Option’" window.
  • Editing of label base names added.
  • Spot colour cutout function added to "Layers Spot Effect Window".
  • Imported splines are now optimised.

Bug fixes

  • Issue with distortion on rotated shrink film.
  • Rendering of large area PDF files.
  • Dieline generation issues.
  • Transparency issues on Bag Templates.

* On initial start-up of Illustrator CC 2015 you must create a new dummy Illustrator document to activate the link to IC3D Suite. Should Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 fail to communicate with IC3D Suite you will need to reinstall IC3D again to re-establish a link.

Testimonials

Made in Pack chooses iC3D for creating virtual packaging prototypes

Laurent Sehier & Jan Debacker
Laurent Sehier & Jan Debacker

Based in Vanves just outside Paris, Made in Pack is a platform for multi-process pre-press packaging production. Its innovative team of packaging production experts works with the big names in industry. Made in Pack’s customers include brands like L’Oréal, Redken, Harrys, Charal and Régilait as well as packaging printers such as Amcor and Smurfit Kappa. Having numerous types of different customers also means producing a wide variety of packaging. Made in Pack has years of experience and manages the coordination, implementation, declination, photogravure and proofing of cartons, labels, bags, thermoformed films and other types of packaging. After investing in iC3D, Made in Pack now offers a new solution for 3D visualisation and validation for all media.

iC3D is a 3D visualisation solution especially for packaging. It lets you intuitively convert a 2D graphic design into a virtual prototype that can be manipulated and viewed from all angles and even integrated it into a virtual environment such as a store.  The graphic design is applied to existing packaging from the model library or an imported model created in a third-party application. However, iC3D  also offers a wide variety of templates and tools for creating your own models.

Jan Debacker, Production Manager at Made in Pack, is very clear: “We had the ability to create 3D visualisations before, but it was very laborious. iC3D  is a fast and powerful solution for creating virtual packaging. The tools are concentrated in a single software and let you create, visualise and share 3D images as high-resolution or animated pack shots via IC3D opsis, the on-line sharing service built into the latest version of the software. The rapid evolution of this software means we receive new features with almost every update", continues Mr Debacker. "Besides the usual standards of the packaging industry, iC3D lets you create customised models in different types of environments. The multi-object approach also allows you to visualise several components (carton, bags, POS) assembled in a single environment. This simulation helps you identify certain optimisations at the earliest possible stage and advise the customer effectively."

The advantages are not just technical. "As a team on a human scale we always have to think about how we differentiate the major players", explains Laurent Sehier, Managing director of Made In Pack. “iC3D offers real internal and external added value. It gives us an economic way to capture potential errors early in the production process. This means we can offer an additional service to our customers, enabling them to make the right decisions regarding the technical and visual aspects of their packaging in order to achieve a product that stands out on the shelf."

About Made in Pack

To meet the needs and expectations of Purchasing and Marketing departments, Made in Pack offers a comprehensive management solution for the packaging graphics chain. Its role: to support you along the entire value chain of your packaging projects, to centralise and share resources in their entirety for all brands and all stakeholders.

Made in Pack is a dual-competence partner that offers marketing and creative sensitivity underpinned by recognised technical and operational excellence. It provides a tailored service enabling excellent control of the entire packaging graphics chain with multi-process experience to ensure on-shelf uniformity of the product range.

For more information, visit www.madeinpack.com.

About iC3D

Developed by Creative Edge Software, iC3D is a range of products for designing and sharing virtual packaging prototypes.

iC3D, the main application, provides functions for creating models of cartons, POS, bottles, flexibles, tubes, sachets, etc., and applying graphics onto the packaging in real time.
iC3D Carton Edition is the entry-level version that focuses on the visualisation of folded cartons.
iC3D opsis is an on-line 3D model sharing service integrated into iC3D and iC3D Carton Edition.
iC3D Automate is a solution for automatically replacing the graphics on existing models and generating all kinds of outputs such as images, 3D PDFs and more.
iC3D Viewer is the free application for opening native iC3D virtual prototypes on any computer, Mac or PC.

iC3D products are distributed by Four Pees. For more information, visit the Four Pees website.

Square SA improves productivity and turnaround times with iC3D

Roland Donzelle

Graphic communications agency Square SA has been active since 1979. With its comprehensive knowledge of the graphic chain, Square operates notably within the fields of pre-press and packaging, pre-media (documents and publications), image databases as well as resource management and editorial solutions. Graphic communications is the company’s core business, with a firmly technical approach. Based in Lyon, France, the company boasts a portfolio of customers that includes global players such as Adobe, BNP Paribas, L’Oréal, Le Monde, Danone and Volvo – to name but a few.

Roland Donzelle, CEO of Square SA, believes that customer demands have changed dramatically: "Time-to-market has become much shorter, which requires more flexibility from suppliers." Mr Donzelle explains further: "The demands on pre-press have spread towards supplying structured data and 3D simulations, as well as prototypes." For Square, this represents an opportunity as well as a challenge to anticipate these customer demands.

Enter iC3D. As a real-time 3D packaging simulation and design application, iC3D can bring ideas to life. Not only is it possible to create 3D environments in real time, but it can even generate three-dimensional models in complex scenarios. "The philosophy behind the software really appealed to us", Mr Donzelle explains. Thanks to its flexibility, iC3D has not gone unnoticed. Other software products can be a source of frustration as they continue to apply design processes in isolation.

In addition, Square was looking for a publisher who would listen to them. "Another instrumental factor was the publisher, who seemed to be very in tune with our needs", Mr Donzelle states. "The support provided by Four Pees, whom we know well, has also contributed to our decision." Clearly, to have a strong partner is vital in order to gain access to the market and generate sustainable and profitable growth.

Square has been using iC3D for more than a year now and has noted a remarkable change. Turnaround times have improved thanks to iC3D, and productivity has increased. iC3D thus gives operators the chance to improve their creative potential. Furthermore, it achieves higher-quality results leading to improved sales. Square now needs to persuade even more of its existing customer base and, perhaps more importantly, attract new customers. "We are completely satisfied", Mr Donzelle concludes.

About Square

Square SA is a graphic communications agency. In an age of constant connectivity and digital publishing, creating documents quickly, printing or enhancing them with multimedia content, transferring, translating, modifying, classifying and filing them has become a major issue for buyers.

Square SA’s areas of focus include pre-press and packaging, pre-media (documents and publications), image databases as well as resource management and editorial solutions. As such, Square provides comprehensive expertise over the entire graphics chain, taking a firmly technical approach geared towards new technologies.

For more information, please visit www.square.fr.

About iC3D

Developed by Creative Edge Software, iC3D is a range of products for designing and sharing virtual packaging prototypes.

iC3D is the main application, providing functions for creating models of cartons, POS, bottles, flexibles, tubes, shrink wraps ... and applying graphics onto the packaging in real time.
iC3D Carton Edition is the entry-level version that focuses on the visualisation of folded cartons.
iC3D opsis is an on-line 3D model sharing service integrated into iC3D and iC3D Carton Edition.
iC3D Automate is a solution for automatically replacing the graphics on existing models and generating all kinds of outputs such as images, 3D PDFs and more.
iC3D Viewer is the free application for opening native IC3D virtual prototypes on any computer, Mac or PC.

iC3D products are distributed by Four Pees. For further information, please visit the Four Pees website.

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Learn how IC3D Suite uniquely displays completed packaging products within a realistic shelving and stacking environment. Create Shelf Layout Templates and add multiple packaging objects to...

Video tutorial - Export Lenticular and Holographic Effects

Apply special material effects such as holographic and lenticular materials. Design your own holographic materials using grayscale templates with diffraction values, changing them to design your...

Video tutorial - Creating Bottles using the Template Library

Draw and create a 3D bottle or image to project labels and artwork using the Bottle Twist Template. Create other bottle faces such as bottle tops, join them together in the 3D view and manually...

Video tutorial - Lighting & Environments

Apply Image Based Lighting or I B L, unique to IC3D Suite, originally developed for the movie industry. Render characters and make them look very realistic in real-world environments. Utilise...

Video tutorial - Labels & Spot FX

Apply Spot FX materials in IC3D Suite to Adobe Illustrator label graphics, utilizing spot color information from the Illustrator file. Create special metallic effects and embossing to enhance the...

Video tutorial - Adding Labels

Utilize the IC3D Suite Interaction functionality with Adobe Illustrator to add creative labels to your 3D models. Create blank labels and draw designs in Illustrator in Real Time, which will...

Video tutorial - 3D Models & Materials

Learn how to add a 3D model to the 3D view of IC3D Suite and create materials to decorate the 3D model, in order to display a realistic wine bottle with a neck and realistic glass effect....

Video tutorial - Organising iC3D

Organize your application desktop to fully optimize the 3D Ideation capability of IC3D Suite. Understand the different tools in the main toolbar and arrange the IC3D windows functionality. Utilize...

Video tutorial - Shrink & Undistort

This tutorial video will take you through our easy to use, fast Shrink Film, Wrap and Sleeve feature. It will also show you how to easily create the artwork distortions necessary to be viewed...

Video tutorial - Bump Displacement (part 1)

Applying Displacement Maps with solid models & labels

Create heavy emboss and deboss effects on your iC3D models. Learn 2 different techniques on how to create and apply displacement maps using the iC3D Bump Displacement Template. You will learn how to create displacement maps by applying labels to your iC3D model whilst creating your desired effects from your Adobe Illustrator 2D artwork. You will also learn how to create these effect by applying a texture bump map to your model material.



Video tutorial - Bump Displacement (part 2)

Applying displacement maps to cartons

Create heavy emboss and deboss effects on your iC3D carton models. Learn how to create and apply displacement maps to your cartons using the iC3D Bump Displacement Template and your Adobe Illustrator carton artwork. You will also learn how to create an inverse emboss, or deboss effect on the reverse side of your carton board.



Video tutorial - iC3D Displacement Mapping part 1 - Applying Displacement Maps with solid models & labels

This video tutorial is about Displacement Mapping, applying Displacement Maps with solid models & labels.


Video tutorial - iC3D Displacement Mapping part 2 - Applying displacement maps to cartons

This video tutorial is about Displacement Mapping, Applying displacement maps to cartons.


Video tutorial - Dynamic Backgrounds

This video tutorial is about Dynamic Backgrounds in iC3D.


Video tutorial - Setting Up a Lighting Rig

This video tutorial is about setting up a Lighting Rig in iC3D.


Video tutorial - Exporting from iC3D and Render Manager

This video tutorial is about exporting from iC3D and Render Manager.


Video tutorial - Ray Tracing part 1 - Interior Fill

This video tutorial is about Ray Tracing, Interior Fill.


Video tutorial - Ray Tracing part 2 - Materials and Environments

This video tutorial is about Ray Tracing, Materials and Environments.


Video tutorial - Ray Tracing part 3 - Render Manager configuration

This video tutorial is about Ray Tracing, Render Manager configuration.


Product video - iC3D Suite 4.0 show reel

Creative Edge Software presented iC3D Suite v4 at drupa 2016. As photorealism was previously the missing piece of the puzzle, five new features have been developed specifically to address this concern:

  1.  Ray Tracing accurately simulates effects of light on virtual objects for photorealistic, ultra-high-resolution, accurate photo studio effects.
  2.  3D Model Interiors enables realistic liquid filling, at any angle.
  3.  Light Map Editor re-creates studio lighting, editable highlights and shadows.
  4.  Dynamic Backgrounds real-time merging of 2D photo images with 3D designs.
  5.  Perspective Control matches 3D model perspective to 2D photo backgrounds.


Product video - iC3D Suite 3.6 new features

Announcing the latest version of iC3D, complete with new scene locking and our cloud collaboration portal, iC3D opsis.


Product video - iC3D Suite overview 2016

An overview video where some important features of iC3D are explained.


Product video - iC3D Suite show reel 2016

This short 3 minute show reel highlights all the key features of iC3D Suite and shows how they can easily be used to ideate, design and produce all types of packaging... in Real time 3D.


Video tutorial - Creating Flexible Models using the Template Library

Utilize Interactive Flexible Models from the IC3D Suite Template Library, which provides industry standard packaging models that can be created to specific sizes and include Base artwork documents to accurately display artwork over the complete package. Create labels on the model faces and manually transform the template model to size. Set seal heights, and also a particular style, such as crimping, etc. Add Notches & Holes and Locking Mechanisms. Display the flexible model as empty or full.


Video tutorial - iC3D Suite 3.5 new features

iC3D Suite 3.5 is available for use now with the following features:

  • New Renderer
  • Support ultra hi-resolution HDRI backgrounds
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Shadow/shading effects and enhances fine surface details to improve photo realism
  • Shadows
  • Allows additional studio lights and shadows/shadow maps to be created. Minimises the need for Photographic Studios
  • Tube Template
  • Allows easy creation of cosmetic, pharma and toothpaste tubes with full edit controls
  • Shaped Bag Template
  • Create Pillow & Gusseted bags based on irregular contents shape. Replicate effects of contents “slump”
  • Shape Modeller Enhancements
  • New tilt and parallel arc functionality allow easy creation of sophisticated 3D models
  • Shelf Visualiser Template
  • Adds Multiple Shelving/Gondolas Refrigeration & Chiller display units. Enables product comparisons instantly!


Video tutorial - Transforming 3D Objects

Learn how to use the IC3D Transform tools to Transform 3D Objects, created in the 3D view. Utilize the Transform Move, Scale and Rotation buttons to create accurate and realistic 3D models. Learn how to transform models with the IC3D Suite Transform window that provides additional functionality to t models in the 3D view when each Transform tool is selected. Utilize the help buttons to Move Scale and Rotate the 3D model and duplicate to specific co-ordinates and specifications.


Video tutorial - Creating Flexible Models using the Model Library

Import or create Interactive Flexible Models and save them to the model library. Utilize the Add Flexible Model Functionality to merge empty flexible 3D images with full 3D images that will generate interpolation models to interactively show empty and full bags and containers in the 3D scene. Learn how to create a crisp bag flexible model, save it to the model library and project artwork on the model in the 3D scene.


Product video - iC3D Suite 3.0 update

Version 3 is the latest update to the award winning iC3D Suite and iC3D Carton Edition that includes:

  • Native PDF Import
  • 3D Shape Modeller
  • Shrink/Shrink Undistort
  • Free 3D Viewer for both Mac and Windows
All the new updates are provided free to iC3D Suite users.


Video tutorial - 3D Shape Modeller

This tutorial video shows users how to easily create both simple and more complex assymetric 3D models directly within IC3D Suite. Create your own plastic containers, trigger sprays, perfume bottles, butter tubs. Endless possibilities and fun.


Video tutorial - Advanced Shelf Layout Tools

Display completed packaging products within a realistic shelving and stacking environment. Create and edit Shelf Layout Templates and add multiple packaging objects to simulate supermarket shelves. Stack objects with offset configurations, rotation, spacing and positioning and aligning transformations. Show realistic stacking on pallets and shelves to simulate brand continuity from single unit through to shipping and point of sale display.


Video tutorial - Advanced Carton Fold Tools

Import dielines that are incorrect or are incomplete to generate a 3D carton image. Repair a structure that has fold lines missing. Break apart, join and draw lines. Create new faces. Assign Cuts and folds to profiles. Define linked fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Create carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Use short cut keys. Assign a front face. Define linked fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Apply carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Adjust carton folds in the 3D view utilising the carton options window.


Video tutorial - PDF Renderer

This tutorial video will show you how to add PDF artwork or labels to models directly within IC3D Suite or Carton Edition, with overprint and layer control. 
This means native PDFs can be imported from any PDF Workflow without needing to use Adobe Illustrator.


Video tutorial - Setting Models as Shelf Layouts

Create a model that will display completed packaging products within a realistic point of sale shelving and stacking environment. Convert models and add multiple packaging objects to simulate shelf displays. Stack objects with offset configurations, rotation, spacing and positioning transformations. Show realistic display boxes with models inside to simulate realistic point of sale display models. Save models to use in future projects.


Video tutorial - Animation

Animate 3D Packaging Models. Transformations and carton folds. Utilize the timeline functionality of the animation window. Use the timeline needle to configure points of movement. Create key frame animations of all 3D model components. Create camera animation effects and loop the animation sequence. Play animations in real time. Learn how to sequence folds in the timeline. Extend or reduce the animation timeline. Record and save animations as Freehand or Timeline movies for presentation purposes.


Video tutorial - Correcting Carton Fold Templates

Import dielines that are incorrect or are incomplete to generate a 3D carton image. Repair a structure that has fold lines missing. Break apart, join and draw lines. Create new faces. Assign cuts and folds to profiles. Define linked fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Apply carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Use short cut keys. Assign a front face. Define linked fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Apply carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Adjust carton folds in the 3D view utilixing the carton options window.


Video tutorial - Complex Carton Fold Template Creation

Create 3D Carton images from 2D cutter profiles and artwork generated in Illustrator to produce high quality carton packaging models. Import complex DXF cutter profiles to generate a 3D carton image. Assign Cuts and folds to profiles. Define linked fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Apply carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Use short cut keys. Adjust carton folds in the 3D view utilizing the carton options window. Display Illustrator artwork accurately with spot FX on the carton in the 3D view.


Video tutorial - Basic Carton Fold Template Creation

Create 3D Carton images from 2D cutter profiles and artwork generated in Illustrator to produce high quality carton packaging models. Import basic DXF cutter profiles to generate a 3D carton image. Assign Cuts and folds to profiles. Define fold angles and preview the result before adding to the scene. Apply carton materials to simulate realistic carton images. Create new materials including corrugated effects. Save the folded cartons for future use in other projects. Adjust carton folds in the 3D view utilizing the carton options window. Display Illustrator artwork accurately with spot FX on the carton in the 3D view.


Video tutorial - Shelf Layout Templates

Learn how IC3D Suite uniquely displays completed packaging products within a realistic shelving and stacking environment. Create Shelf Layout Templates and add multiple packaging objects to simulate supermarket shelves. Stack objects with offset configurations, rotation, spacing and positioning transformations. Show realistic wrapper display boxes with models inside and shipping boxes stacked on pallets to simulate brand continuity from single unit through to shipping and point of sale display.


Video tutorial - Export Lenticular and Holographic Effects

Apply special material effects such as holographic and lenticular materials. Design your own holographic materials using grayscale templates with diffraction values, changing them to design your own holographic materials. Apply masks to stop the holographic material being shown in a particular area, to create your own very sophisticated designs. Design and view your own lenticular effects. Apply multiple images to seamlessly show the moving image. Add and reduce images, to view common natural blurring effects associated with lesser quality lenticular products.


Video tutorial - Creating Bottles using the Template Library

Draw and create a 3D bottle or image to project labels and artwork using the Bottle Twist Template. Create other bottle faces such as bottle tops, join them together in the 3D view and manually transform the template model to size. Import DXF files created from illustrator and other 2D or 3D graphic applications to create specific bottle shapes. Edit imported shapes using the Bottle Twist tools. Save the Bottle Template designs for future use without having to redraw the model. Apply material effects to the bottle.


Video tutorial - Lighting & Environments

Apply Image Based Lighting or I B L, unique to IC3D Suite, originally developed for the movie industry. Render characters and make them look very realistic in real-world environments. Utilise environments using spherical maps, based on retail stores, or other environments you want to test your products in. Configure a particular lighting condition. Import Lighting Environment maps into IC3D Suite, to create a complete real-world map of the lighting inside a particular environment. Accurately calculate lighting and reflections of environments on the 3D model.


Video tutorial - Labels & Spot FX

Apply Spot FX materials in IC3D Suite to Adobe Illustrator label graphics, utilizing spot color information from the Illustrator file. Create special metallic effects and embossing to enhance the visualisation of your 3D model. Create special effects by adding liquid to your model, understanding the functions and tools that will realistically display your 3D model to give it an added dimension, that will enhance the creativity of fresh new modern designs.


Video tutorial - Adding Labels

Utilize the IC3D Suite Interaction functionality with Adobe Illustrator to add creative labels to your 3D models. Create blank labels and draw designs in Illustrator in Real Time, which will update and project on to your 3D model in IC3D. Automatically create labels from Illustrator files that will display on selected meshes or all meshes of your chosen 3D model. Position labels to the desired areas on your model to create a realistic 3D view complete with industry standard graphics.


Video tutorial - 3D Models & Materials

Learn how to add a 3D model to the 3D view of IC3D Suite and create materials to decorate the 3D model, in order to display a realistic wine bottle with a neck and realistic glass effect. Understand the different tools and functions to manipulate accurate material textures and colors to enhance your 3D creation. Use the shipped materials that come with IC3D Suite. Discover the different ways that materials can be added and reused for other projects and build up a comprehensive material library.


Video tutorial - Organising iC3D

Organize your application desktop to fully optimize the 3D Ideation capability of IC3D Suite. Understand the different tools in the main toolbar and arrange the IC3D windows functionality. Utilize the docking capabilities of IC3D Suite. The Tutorial also outlines each tool and window in order to familiarise you with its 3D modelling functionality and its interactivity with Adobe Illustrator, outlining the additional modelling and material components that come shipped with the software.


Video tutorial - Shrink & Undistort

This tutorial video will take you through our easy to use, fast Shrink Film, Wrap and Sleeve feature. It will also show you how to easily create the artwork distortions necessary to be viewed correctly on single and multiple 3D models .


How to upload large files to support?

Background

When sending problems to support or asking questions about a specific functionality, it is always helpful if you supply as much information as possible:

  • Profiles or Process Plans when working with pdfToolbox or pdfaPilot
  • Example documents 'before' and 'after' to explain the problem or question
  • Screenshots explaining the specific problem

When such files are over 2MB it is more reliable and quicker to send them to us through our Dropbox. This article describes how to do so.

Instructions

  1. First of all, please give your documents a unique name. If you already have a case ID (a 5-digit number), please include this case ID in the name of the file(s) you are going to send to us.
  2. Click this link to browse to our Dropbox upload page
  3. Click "Choose files from your computer" and navigate to the files
  4. If you are not logged into Dropbox, fill out your First and Last name and email address
  5. Click "Upload"

You will receive an email confirming your files were uploaded succesfully.


Do you have a complete price list in Euro / USD?

Yes, the latest price list is available via distributor Four Pees. To access the Reseller Guide, go to https://www.fourpees.com. Once you have registered as reseller, and your account has been approved, you will be granted access to the reseller guide containing full pricing information for all products in Euro and USD. With any questions regarding exact pricing for specific customers, bundles etc... please contact orders@fourpees.com.

System requirements

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