Aurora3D Software

There are plenty on 3D applications for Mac. Most of them seem to be a “jack of all trades, master of few” kind of application. They all have a lot of great features, but they don’t focus on one particular feature that would set them apart from the other 3D programs.

This is not the case with Aurora 3DMaker ($29.99, App Store Link). Developed by Aurora 3D Software, who also develop 3D presentation and animation software, Aurora 3D Text And Logo Maker specializes in just that, creating 3D text, logos, and graphics.

Aurora 3DMaker is made simple so anyone can jump in and start creating, even if you have little to no experience with 3D applications. When creating 3D text, there are many options to choose from including font, color, style, lighting, and animation.

There are over 60 type fonts to choose from, and you can also use your own font that’s not included in Aurora 3D, and it works just fine. You can also import 3D files from other application, including .obj, .3ds, .blend, and .ms3d among others from Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, etc. You can export a file from Aurora 3DMaker as a .m3d, or as an image, including JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc.

Aurora 3DMaker also features 10+ animated effects. The animations look great. They’re simple, yet effective and they are especially fitting as far as the length of the animation goes for text, logos, and titles, as they should be. You can also animate lighting which was fairly easy to accomplish. If you can animate the lighting or text, you should be able to animate the other with no problem. 3D Maker also includes over 80 object styles and over 3000 symbols. You can also import svg symbols from Photoshop and Illustrator among other programs.

There are more than 50 professional project templates, which for the most part save you time, especially when adding textures. Since the textures are already in the templates, unlike some other 3D applications, this will save you a good amount of time when managing your workload.

There are a decent number of textures, so you have a wide variety to choose from. Textures included are glass, metal, plastic, mixing, deformation textures, and reflection. The textures are very easy to implement into your text or logo, although I wasn’t able to adjust the bitmap of the texture after I applied it to the text.

Aurora 3DMaker is a solid application for anyone just starting out and experimenting with 3d to someone who may be  an expert. It has a lot to offer and can help you accomplish a lot of work in a short amount of time. For anyone who creates more 3d than 2d text, logos, buttons, titles, and graphics. This is a great application.

With the ability to export to a numerous amount of applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut, and more, Aurora 3D is as compatible with other Mac apps as iLife or iWork applications are compatible with each other. If you’re only looking to use 3d to create text or logos, Aurora 3DMaker is the best application to use for the great value of what it’s worth.

Price:  ($29.99, App Store Link)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aurora3dmaker/id459407923?ls=1&mt=12

Aurora3DMaker on Mac App Store Logo I have been engaged in graphic design for many years, recently discovered a application on the Mac App Store which has been looking for years. Aurora3DMaker, used to create high-quality 3D text and graphics, such as Logos, headings, titles, and buttons, etc., the production effect and efficiency are staggering. Publisher is Aurora3D Software, is a more than a decade in the 3D graphics development team. About six years ago, I have used some 3D software under the Windows platform ancillary products, such as XARA3D, but its function has been gradually was replaced by a variety of design software, and it does not support the Mac platform. So then I no longer use this product. However, in modern graphics production, 3D effects need to become stronger and stronger. A lot of time, we have not in a complete graphics or Logo design approach using the plane design. We need more and more great impact in the performance of our design, we need to attract more customers to the eye of the highlights. Cool 3D Logo for MacBest 3D Logo for Mac Usually we will be according to the characteristics of light and shadow to simulate 3D effect in the graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator). Or we will use the complex 3D modeling software (3DMax Cinema 4D) rendering 3D graphics effect. The first drawback is the way the efficiency is low. The second way is to use high cost, and can’t be real-time rendering. For us this does not require complex modeling of the team, Cinema 4D seems too large. Aurora3DMaker ( http://www.aurora3dsoftware.com ) to me in these areas provides an excellent solution, first it’s can work on Windows and the Mac, because we have too many Mac computers. Second, the software contains a large number of 3D text, logos, buttons, titles, etc. templates. Templates can be easily and quickly create 3D graphics, texture effects are by no means inferior, and the effect can be displayed in real time without rendering. Some of these features very useful for me: 1. 3D Manipulator: Drag the button at the right-bottom of an object, I can extrude the text or shape. You can control the object position, rotate and scale at X/Y/Z. 2. Free-hand Shape: Use the freehand shape tool, I can import .SVG, text to the canvas and edit the nodes of the shape. 3. Texture Effects: You can mix colors and textures, texture effects can be set reflection, mirror and transparency to create a glass, metal, plastic, wood, stone and other special effects. Aurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - manipulatorAurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - freehandAurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - color texture 4. Bevel Style: Software have dozens of Bevel style, you can selecting the style and height to adjust the bevel of 3D graphics. 5. Definable shape parameters: square, curved, circular, rounded corners, etc. have their own parameters adjusted to facilitate the design of simple regular shapes. Supports a variety of shapes and distort effects. such as: sector, curve, arch, heave, sunken, wave. 6. Light control: The angle of the ambient light and the color, light and dark settings, is to improve work efficiency. Aurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - bevelsAurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - shapeAurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - light 7.   Variety of templates and fast style: built-in a variety of animation and graphics templates for beginners to learn without any difficulty, do not need any 3D design basis. There is also a variety of animation styles, the need to design 3D animation of people, this is a great feature. That’s a key of create animation effects. Aurora3DMaker on Mac App Store screenshot 8    Export and Share: Export designs as PNG, JPG, Tiff, BMP, GIF, TGA files, which can be imported and edited in other illustration applications. Export Animation to Movie, SWF(windows), GIF animation or Image Sequence as you like, Which can be imported and edited in other video edit applications. Aurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - export imageAurora 3D Text Logo Maker for Mac - export animation Can only say that I downloaded from a Mac App Store this software, 3D text and Logo design efficiency has improved a lot. I am here to strongly recommended because Aurora3DMaker not only give great help for design workers, but also provide a simple and quick to create 3D text, Logo, title, buttons the way, and I found that they also included Aurora3DAnimation - produced a series of 3D video title graphics related products. Thanks Aurora3D Software ( http://www.aurora3dsoftware.com ), for their provides us with such a stunning 3D graphics and easy to use design tools.

Today, we have two major software about 3D text and logo creation, they are XARA 3D Maker 7 and Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker (Mac & Windows). XARA developed in the late 1990s, the style with a clear characteristic of the times, Aurora 3D Maker(Mac & Windows) was developed in 2000, the main modern style side, two software are used to quickly create titles, logos, icons and buttons and Introduction . There Can output high-quality 3D text and graphics. Here we have the software in all aspects of their evaluation.

Today, we have two major software about 3D text and logo creation, they are XARA 3D Maker 7 andAurora 3D Text & Logo Maker 11.07. XARA developed in the late 1990s, the style with a clear characteristic of the times, Aurora 3D Maker was developed in 2000, the main modern style side, two software are used to quickly create titles, logos, icons and buttons and Introduction . There Can output high-quality 3D text and graphics. Here we have the software in all aspects of their evaluation.

 3D Effect is reflected in the logo design
Graphic design company logo has highly symbolic and allegorical. Symbol is to simply, accurately and quickly convey complex ideas of things, with

the graphics to represent its meaning, it is not just a symbol, but more of its special spiritual and emotional characteristics. With the development of society and people’s changing aesthetic, pure flat sign logo graphics can no longer perform a more profound meaning, only the performance of 3D effect with a sense of space logo, logo graphics in order to meet ideological and aesthetic vision feelings of people.

Such as Sony Ericsson, the new company’s logo is also of concern. ”Image flow” and “other self” is the new logo to reflect the two key elements. The new logo and color changes by lighting up a 3D spatial effect, while the sphere of high light and shadow lines contains the SONY’s “S” and ERICSSON’s “E” two letters, but also with full means that the vitality of the green, the color on the gradual transition through a perfect interpretation of the 3D effect. And it is such a strong visual impact, giving the audience left a deep first impression, then, which won the audience’s memory of and identification to obtain a multiplier effect.

This Aurora 3D program appears to be far more capable than the newest Xara 3D program which I own. Thanks for bringing this software to my attention and for offering it at such a good price.