Platform: Windows XP
License: Time limited demo
Number of downloads: 1211
Xara3D is designed exclusively for the creation of 3D headers and logos, whether for use on a website or other digital medium.
The aim of the software is to make the whole process of creating effective headers and logos as simple as ABC, and it certainly succeeds.
Start the program and, within a couple of clicks, you can create a finished design.
Looking like a cross between a word processor and a graphics package, most tools and icons will be familiar to anyone who has used either of these.
Numerous effects can be added to your design - lighting, shadow, bevel etc. - or a striking texture from which there are many to choose.
Adding animation is just as easy - no awkward timelines here. Simply select an effect from a range of options, including pulse, rotate and swing.
New in version 5 is the ability to export finished work in SWF vector or bitmap formats, and your animations can now be turned into screensavers.