Take Advantage of Powerful 3D HW

3D Maestro, a powerful entry-level 3D modeling and animation package that runs with Microsoft's Direct3D, takes full advantage of the latest integrated 3D support on newer PCs as well as aftermarket 3D accelerator cards. The software contains four easy-to-use applications: Scene Animator, which lets users create rendered scenes, texture all types of objects, define motion paths and generate a video or image file to be used in Windows applications; Object Creator, which turns 2D objects into 3D; Media File Finder, which locates 2- and 3D objects and textures on a hard disk, network or CD-ROM; and a Video Editor. A complete library of sample objects, textures and background scenes is included. 3D Maestro is available in English, German, French and Spanish. SoftDyne Systems, Inc., LaGrange, IL, (708) 482-9923, [email protected]. W

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.