Strata, a company adding 3D to the designer’s toolset, and EskoArtwork initiated a partnership that brings 3D design technology to creative professionals. Under the agreement, Strata will market a new product-Strata Enfold 3D CX, which is based on EskoArtwork technology. EskoArtwork will include the ability to import Strata Foto 3D CX data files into EskoArtwork’s ArtiosCAD.
“I’m very excited about this new partnership,” said Ken Bringhurst, president of Strata. “Enfold 3D CX is a revolutionary product. The addition of this product to the Strata lineup, along with other development and marketing activities, is a big step forward for the design workflow of graphic designers, package designers and commercial space designers—among others.”
EskoArtwork recently licensed a portion of its software technology for use within Strata’s new Enfold 3D CX. The Strata Enfold 3D CX plug-in allows users to create professional folded 3D designs directly in Adobe Illustrator. Users can link Photoshop graphics to 2D Illustrator artwork, define die-cut lines and folding scores, and then see it in 3D directly in Illustrator. Enfold 3D adds two new tools to the tool palette, offers sophisticated distribution technology to deal with graphics crossing folded edges, includes two palettes for 3D and fold control, and several commands streamlining the 3D design process.
Importing product structure for packaging “EskoArtwork understands that the best packaging comes from cooperation with product designers, allowing them to seamlessly import product structure into EskoArtwork ArtiosCAD,” explained Arjen Maarleveld, EskoArtwork senior vice president, Packaging Solutions. “The popular Strata portfolio of products is used by a large base of designers, and as we continue to expand our impact in structural packaging design, we provide a new open interface to the Strata structural format-making our technology accessible to many more designers who work with Strata tools. This also allows us to bolster our product offering by helping existing customers improve their design efficiencies.”
EskoArtwork’s ArtiosCAD is now capable of importing Strata Foto 3D CX data files, delivering a seamless workflow between Strata and ArtiosCAD. Powered by patented technology, Strata Foto 3D CX utilizes images from a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects to make fully textured 3D models. Organic shapes and even objects with holes can be captured. Foto 3D’s new “Send to ArtiosCAD” command makes it easy to create complex packaging around products in a virtual environment.