Newtec of Kettleby, Ontario, becomes a Canadian distributor of the IC3D Suite visualization software for the packaging production industry.
Developed by UK-based Creative Edge Software, IC3D is designed to provide a 3D simulation for a range packaging applications from cartons and flexible work to bottles or store visualization. The software can also work with unique materials like refracting glass, metallic effects, holographics, or lenticular effects.
IC3D Suite uses patented Auto Mesh Mapping software that allows labels and artwork to be placed onto complex packaging models without the need for UVW mapping of texture coordinates.
IC3D Suite comes with a direct link into Adobe Illustrator allowing 2D Illustrator artwork to be directly mapped onto 3D models as base artwork or as labels. Users can output high-resolution images of the work, PDF proofs for mark-up or share designs with colleagues and customers using the IC3D Movie exporter, which creates portable compressed movie files.
Finished models can also be 3D printed on commercial 3D printers using its STL file export capability for rapid prototyping. IC3D Suite can import models from major 3D applications with common file interchange standards like Collada, Modo, 3DS Max, Wavefront, Lightwave, and Milkshape 3D. It also includes a library of common packaging models and templates, which can be modified and added to a project via drag-and-drop.