Tutorial – Organising iC3D

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

Tutorial – 3D Models & Materials

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

Tutorial – Adding Labels

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

Tutorial – Labels & Spot FX

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

Tutorial – Lighting & Environments

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

Tutorial – Creating Flexible Models Using Model Library

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

Tutorial – Creating Flexible Models Using Templates

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

Tutorial – Creating Bottles Using 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… Read more

Tutorial – Lenticular & Holographic Effects

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

Tutorial – Transforming 3D Objects

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

Tutorial – Shelf Layout Templates

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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Tutorial – Animation

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

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…. Read more

Tutorial – Shrink & Undistort

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

Tutorial – PDF Renderer

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.

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… Read more

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… Read more

Tutorial – 3D Shape Modeller

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

Tutorial – Dynamic Backgrounds

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

Tutorial – Ray Tracing Part 1 – Interior Fill

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

Tutorial – Ray Tracing Part 2 – Materials and Environments

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

Tutorial – Ray Tracing Part 3 – Render Manager Configuration

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.

Tutorial – Exporting from iC3D & Render Manager

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

Tutorial – Setting Up a Lighting Rig

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

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… Read more

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… Read more