Organise your application desktop to fully optimise the 3D Ideation capability of iC3D. Understand the different tools in the main toolbar and arrange the iC3D windows functionality. Utilise the docking capabilities of iC3D. The Tutorial also outlines each tool and window in order to familiarise you with its 3D modelling functionality and its interactivity with… Read more
Learn how to add a 3D model to the 3D view of iC3D 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 colours to enhance your 3D creation. Use… Read more
Utilise the iC3D 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… Read more
Apply Spot FX materials in iC3D to Adobe Illustrator label graphics, utilising spot colour 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… Read more
Apply Image Based Lighting or I B L, unique to iC3D, 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… Read more
Import or Create Interactive Flexible Models and save them to the model library. Utilise 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… Read more
Utilise Interactive Flexible Models from the iC3D 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… Read more
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… Read more
Apply specialist material effects such as holographic and lenticular materials. Design your own holographic materials using greyscale 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… Read more
Learn how to use the iC3D Transform tools to Transform 3D Objects, created in the 3D view. Utilise the Transform Move, Scale and Rotation buttons to create accurate and realistic 3D models. Learn how to transform models with the iC3D Transform window that provides additional functionality to the models in the 3D view when each… Read more
Learn how iC3D 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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
Animate 3D Packaging Models. Transformations and carton folds. Utilise 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… Read more
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…. Read more
Open and duplicate a model, add shrink wrap to multiple items to visualize the effect of a real world shrink process. Create Horizontal wrap with Cut Length, Overlap settings and shrink characterization settings to simulate the effects of an actual shrink wrap material. Add artwork to shrink film to show the effect of distortion caused… Read more
Switch between the Adobe Illustrator Link & iC3D PDF Renderer to add PDF files directly to models within IC3D. Open Flexible template, modify the layout and add PDF artwork directly to the artboard created by IC3D.
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… Read more
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… Read more
Recreate a Butter Tub by making contour outlines from an image of a butter tub using Illustrator. Export the outlines from Illustrator as DXF files. Open Shape Modeller and import the butter tub outlines into the Shape Library. Drag the outline shapes onto the default cylinder. Adjust Smoothing, Horizontal & Arc Divisions. Adjust the x,y… Read more
Create 2D image backdrops and place a 3D model in the scene, it will appear like it was part of the original image. Learn how to create Dynamic Backgrounds using background images, creating foreground image masks, field of view calculations and the ability to generate spherical lighting rigs from the original 2D image lighting information…. Read more
Learn how to create an interior fill to simulate liquid fills inside your models. Create an interior to your model, and apply a liquid fill. Place your liquid at any angle to simulate pouring effects. Fill your models to accurate volumetric data. This will prepare your model for Ray Tracing. It is important when Ray… Read more
Create a model and Learn how to set the materials accurately to work with Ray Tracing to achieve a photo realistic Hi Res image renders. Set lighting environments and place your model on a surface using the new Shelf Visualiser, Dynamic Shelf Template to cast shadows, and reflections from your models on to the surface…. Read more
Configure the iC3D Render Manager to enable you to export your Hi Res Image Ray Traced renders. Set-up hot folders on your local drive, or preferred network location to process your rendered images. Process your rendered images seamlessly in the background whilst continuing to work on your next iC3D project.
Export your Ray Traced image renders from iC3D, whilst managing your exported jobs in the iC3D Render Manager. Learn how to use the Ray Trace preview window to set the quality output of your Ray Traced preview image and how to export your image from iC3D using size and image quality settings. Manage your exported… Read more
Generate your own environment and lighting maps, or make changes to existing ones. Learn how to take a 2D, or spherical image and make amendments to the environments background colour, using solid, or gradient colours. Add required number of lights at any size, position, or angle within your environment, and change its colour to a… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
Complex modelling; creating your base shapes Advanced 3D shape/model editing tools which now provides additional photo-realism to flexible bags, cartons, bottles, molded containers with capability to add curves, creases/crumple/dents. Learn how to create a complex moulded plastic bottle with a handle from scratch. You will learn best practices on how to approach complex modelling. This… Read more
Complex modelling; welding, and creating one mesh Learn how to weld your individual model components together to create one single mesh. In this case, your bottles base shape, and your handle. Creating one mesh will allow you to add an interior wall and liquid to your finished model. Once you have completed welding your model,… Read more
More tools have been added to the Shape modeller template Any packaging shape can now easily be created, no matter how complex. In this tutorial you will learn how to create complex deformations in the side of a plastic moulded bottle using the new Shape Modeller tools.
Creating realistic creases, crumples and dents in flexible bags Once you have finished creating your flexible bag, using one of our flexible bag templates in the usual way (Follow our tutorial ‘Creating flexible models using templates’). Learn how to add further realism to your flexible bag model by adding realistic creasing, crumples, and dents using our… Read more
Sealed Shrink – allows the creation of completely sealed bags Sealed shrink bags can be shrunk around objects such as cheese wedges, chicken portions etc.In this tutorial learn how to create a Sealed Shrink around a whole chicken, whilst explaining all the possible feature controls. Once you have created your sealed shrink, follow our tutorial ’Shrink &… Read more
The UVW Editor enables manipulation of artwork placed on 3D models UVW Editing is used to correct artwork distortion (for example) on butter tubs and other injection moulded containers with multiple artwork faces. In this tutorial you will learn the basics of UVW editing, showing you how to correctly re-scale and remap the artwork areas… Read more
This additional feature allows the creation of curved folds and faces More tools have been added to the carton-fold-up template allowing you to build a cutter guide with curved fold lines. In this tutorial, you will learn how to assign your curved fold lines contained within your cutter guide and fold it up correctly.
Build a cutter guide with curved fold lines and curved faces More tools have been added to the carton-fold-up template allowing you to build a cutter guide with curved fold lines and curved faces. In this tutorial, you will learn how to assign your curved faces contained within your cutter guide and fold it up… Read more
Real Time Ray Tracing (Rendering) Technology IC3D V5.5 includes our Real Time Ray Tracing (Rendering) Technology, This allows you to interactively create the appropriate lighting rig for your 3D models in Real Time. In this tutorial you will learn how our new interactive lighting tools work by recreating the lighting rig shown in this movie.