Awards and Reviews
Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator for Photoshop
by Bill Spence (Indy Media Artists)
Have you ever been designing in Photoshop and wished that there was a really simple way to make stunning 3D text that would POP out in your work? Well now you can! Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator is a full 3D plug-in that allows you to create 3D text and vector objects just as you would in far more expensive 3D packages laid out in a very intuitive plug-in for Photoshop.
Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator: Review
by John Hess
Zaxwerks Pro Invigorator has been a staple my After Effects plug-in folder for nearly a decade now. Though motion graphics styles have changed over time currently favoring more clean flat imagery, there will always be a need for a simple yet stunning 3d graphic work. Zaxwerks 3d Invigorator Pro brings that capability back to Adobe After Effects CS5 and adds a bundle of new functional features to help streamline the design process. If your work involves designing graphic elements with After Effects, Zaxwerks 3d Invigorator Pro is one of those plug-ins thatís simply a MUST-HAVE.
The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing - ProAnimator
by Michael Kleper
ProAnimator Version 4.5.1 greatly simplifies the 3D animation process, eliminating time-consuming keyframes, providing sophisticated tools and real-time motion feedback. The program is provided both as a standalone application and an Adobe After Effects plug-in. The program's content can consist of any combination of 3D text and 3D primitives, generated from within
ProAnimator, or imported files from Adobe Illustrator, or popular 3D modeling applications, such as Maya, 3D Studio, LightWave, and others.
The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing - 3D Invigorator for Photoshop
by Michael Kleper
Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator is an award-winning Photoshop plug-in that provides a complete, sophisticated, creative environment for generating visually stunning three-dimensional objects. Users can quickly create extraordinary 3D logos and other graphic images from text, shapes, or imported Adobe Illustrator files. When the plug-in is launched it generates a 3D extrusion automatically, providing all of the controls necessary to transform the image into an elegant, eye-catching graphic. It simplifies and automates the process of applying multiple effects, such as materials and lighting, through the use of presets, that can be dragged and dropped upon the image, or an image element. Any applied effect can be modified and tweaked until the end result is satisfactory. At any time a rendered preview can be displayed as a wireframe, cartoon, or high-quality image. With the use of Photoshop's Smart Filters and Smart Objects, 3D Invigorator images can retain their editability to respond to last-minute modifications.
MicroFilmmaker Magazine Software Review: 3D Invigorator Pro
by AJ Wedding
"Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro 4.0 is a complete program that runs within AfterEffects to give you some 3D capabilities that are easy to understand and use, without requiring an expensive 3D software, or training on how to use a brand new interface.
I came across Zaxwerks at NAB as I was flying through the Plug-in area, and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw a demo where they created a 3D logo from scratch in 5 minutes. Any program that can give you those kind of amazing results in such a short amount of time is with a look, and I'd say Invigorator Pro is a must have for any editor."
Overall Score 9.0 / 10 Award of Superiority
ProAnimator FX in Final Cut Pro: Review
by Zach King
"There's a lot of neat stuff you can do. It's very customizable.
...It's a really cool program."
Zaxwerks 3D Serpentine: Review
by John Hess
"Zaxwerks 3D Serpentine is an easy and powerful tool to add 3D graphics to your project without having to learn a big 3D program. The programmers have really put together solid package that offers a great deal of flexibility in an After Effects Plugin package. Although some of the work flow might be a bit confusing at first, it quickly becomes familiar and intuitive. Priced at $199, Zaxwerks is an affordable addition to any motion artist’s tool set.
With 3D Serpentine, Zaxwerks gives me yet another excuse for not learning that big expensive 3d package I have sitting on my desk."
Complex Logo Design In Zaxwerks Invigorator Classic
by Kevin McAuliffe
"I have always been fascinated by 3D animation, but I unfortunately don't have the time to sit down and learn a 3D program to really produce great looking animations. A few years back, Zaxwerks released a set of plug-ins called Invigorator (Pro and Classic) that brought the world of extrusion to the "3D" in After Effects. I love the plug-in, but I always found it cumbersome to create complex animations, as time was always an issue. Well, that's not the case anymore. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a complex logo in no time flat using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, and Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Classic."
by Morgan Paar
"Make sophisticated 3D animations like you see on broadcast station identifications or televised sporting events with the moderately priced Invigorator ProAnimator from Zaxwerks. Both Mac and PC compatible, this program comes with object style presets or you can create your own from scratch by manipulating the material, lighting and camera movement in an intuitive interface. The software has an Easy Mode for quick start and an Advanced Mode for fine-tuning details. Output a QuickTime movie with an alpha channel for easy insertion into all major editing programs."
by David Saraceno
"All things considered, this standalone logo animator
"What it does, it does exceedingly well in a simple to
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