IC3D Suite from CGS (Booth 2644) is the world’s first Real-Time 3D packaging visualization, ideation and design application for all forms of packaging creation, including bottles, flexible packages, cartons and more. The software incorporates a patented mapping process allowing labels and artwork to slide over and be accurately placed on complex packaging models without the need for tedious UVW mapping.
It includes a direct link to Adobe Illustrator, allowing 2D artwork to be mapped onto 3D models as base artwork or as labels. The results are output as fully press-ready PDF files.
IC3D Suite can import models from all major 3D modeling applications used in packaging.
Where a preexisting 3D model is not available, users can create the desired model using IC3D’s Model Generation Service. It also includes a library of common packaging models, materials and templates, which can be modified and added to a project via simple drag-and-drop.
IC3D also provides easy importing and creation of sophisticated packaging materials like refracting glass or metallic effects like gold foil, holographic images, or even lenticular effects.
IC3D labels and base artwork can show many special print characteristics, including, hot and cold foils, embossing and debossing, opaque white, metallic inks, and more. Special effect simulations include flexible packet and liquid filling, Real-Time rendering of retail environments, shadows, and reflections with accurate IBL (Image Based Lighting), as used in the movie industry. The software also simulates complex scene staging for floor and shelf displays.
IC3D supports several export file formats, including Collada (for third-party 3D applications), MOV/QuickTime (for on-screen review and email), and press-ready PDF.