Box Shot 3D is a full featured rendering tool which can transform your 2D images into stunning 3D graphics.
Box Shot 3D's GUI is easy to navigate and intuitive, but in case of any problem this manual has comprehensive descriptions of all the features.
Box Shot 3D is a virtual cover renderer based on ray tracing algorithms. In other words, the box shots you create will look very realistic. This attractive display is often the deciding factor for purchasing products.
Here are some key features of "Box Shot 3D":
· Raytracing allows creation of photorealistic images and shadows. Box Shot 3D calculates millions of light rays passing from the light source to the object. The result is a very realistic looking object. Raytracing is usually used for special effects in movies. Box Shot 3D allows you to use this technology for creating box shots!
· The use of raytracing leads to "realistic" shadows. Box Shot 3D calculates the amount of light for every pixel in your image. Box Shot 3D also calculates skylight (or atmospheric light) - light emitted by sky. This makes images look even more realistic.
· Box Shot 3D uses many tricks for fast and efficient antialiasing. You will never see rough or pixilated edges again. Everything will be smooth and very realistic.
· You can fully control the box reflection, transparency and depth on the floor and adjust them with sliders to see result in realtime.
· If you want to use the rendered image in a complex project, you can easily output your image with transparent backgrounds (PNG format) for use in your favorite graphics editor. You may also select a solid background color as well.
· Box Shot 3D contains many different shapes that can be used for rendering boxes, dvd- and cd-cases, screenshots, books with soft and hard covers or stacks of books. Select the shape you need, insert your images and press "Render", it's that easy!
· The quality of the rendered image can be adjusted. If you need a fast draft render for preview, set the "Quality" slider to the smallest value and rendering will finish faster. When you need full production quality, set this slider to a higher value for the desired output.
Easy to use:
· Yes. Box Shot 3D is a one of the simplest applications of its kind. It has easy "step-by-step" tabs that quickly guide you through the entire creation process.
· In this demo version resolutions higher than 1000x1000 are disabled.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Separate Cover Images for Books:
· Box Shot 3D had separate book cover images by default, so you had to define cropping frames if you used full cover images. To make things easier, Box Shot 3D has default cropping values, but this leads to issues when you try to load, say, just a front image, not a full cover one.
· Boxshot 4 features solid cover images by default, so you need an image containing both front, spine and back parts. Although this is much more predictable, lots of you guys have just a front and spine images and wouldn't like to combine them just for Boxshot.
· The feature request about this got many votes, so here it is. All the closed books now have an option to switch between solid and separated covers. All the book spreads now allow you to choose between solid spread and separated left/right pages.
New "Step and Repeat" Tool:
· One more tool is added that may help those, who use Boxshot to render retail shelves or something like that. Located in the "Tools" menu, "Step and r...