Saturday, April 21, 2012

WSM April 2012 (96 dpi) - Aurora 3D Text & Logo Animation Maker

Design Box - edit and correct any image file

Design Box Editor's Review Rating
Design Box has been reviewed by Jerome Johnston on 12 Apr 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Design Box 4 out of 5 stars, naming it Excellent.

Image editing is becoming more and more popular not just among artists and photographers but also among average computer users. That's because there are numerous programs for editing images on the market. Unfortunately, most of them don't offer a good balance between simplicity and functionality, being either too simple or too complicated. Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Paint, for example, are two of the programs which can fit in this category. Still, there are some programs that offer just what the user wants, without crowding the interface and making the functionality too complicated. Design Box is one of these programs.

It's a simple Windows application which allows editing a wide range of image formats and also creating images from scratch, using various drawing tools. It's very simple to install and has a very intuitive interface. When running the program, one just needs to open a desired image into the program. After doing this, the user can customize some quality settings regarding the image, like the brightness, contrast, saturation or sharpness. Doing this may improve a photo and can also bring an interesting effect to it. Speaking about effects, there are many of them located in the program's library, organized in certain categories, for making them easier to find. These effects can make your photos true pieces of art and allows you to personalize them in any way you want it.

But the program doesn't only limit to editing photos and applying effects to them, as it also allows creating drawings from scratch using numerous tools. These tools are similar to the ones found in Photoshop or Paint, but their number is greater. Design Box can also convert, rename, resize and add watermarks to more images at the same time. This feature is great for publishing photos on the web and protecting them against unauthorized copying.

What's more, Design Box can create animated GIF logos for using them in any kind of website. These logos can display scrolling images and can have their resolution configured. Furthermore, icons for the iOS operating system can also be created using image files as source.

It supports a wide range of image formats. Besides that, there are a lot of effects available in the program's library and each of them can be customized. Furthermore, more photos can be resized, renamed and converted into another format, all at the same time.

Having so many features available, a user may need some time to get used to the interface.

Using the fully-featured and simple Design Box application, you can edit and correct any photo, making it unique.

Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker - create awesome 3D text and animated logos

Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker Editor's Review Rating
Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker has been reviewed by Jerome Johnston on 12 Apr 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker 4 out of 5 stars, naming it Excellent.

There are numerous reasons why you may need to create a logo from time to time. Maybe you are the web designer of a large website and you would like to create a site logo that you want to be noticed by visitors or maybe you work in publicity and you have to create some fliers. In all these cases, you would need to use a software for designing logos and 3D text. But the problem is what application to use. Adobe Photoshop is out of the question, as this program is too difficult to master and also needs a lot of system resources.

Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker is a much better idea. It's a simple, but fully-featured Windows program that allows anyone to create astonishing logos and 3D text using various templates. When running the program for the first time, after installing it using its simple installation wizard, a welcome screen will be displayed, from where the user can select a desired template. There are many of them available and each template can be thoroughly customized.

After loading the desired template, the user can start adding his own text to the logo. He can do that by simply double-clicking on the logo. If a design doesn't please him, he can easily use one of the many text shapes and forms available in the interface. Each of them can also be customized.

The color, size and font of the text can be customized, as well as its position. As such, the text can be freely rotated, creating a more 3D effect. Besides adding text to a logo, Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker can also add various objects and shapes, for creating more complex banners. These objects are also found in the program's template libraries and can be customized in the same manner as the text. Furthermore, logos can also be animated using various settings.

After a logo has been created, the user can save it as a project file or he can export it to one of the many image formats supported, like JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG. Animated GIF files can also be generated.

It includes a large library of text and shape presets, allowing the user to customize each element included in the library. Besides that, one can easily add his own text to a logo. Furthermore, animated logos can also be created using various settings. What's more, the program can export logos to a wide range of image formats and even animated GIF files.

The trial version displays a watermark on every saved logo.

Creating awesome logos and animated banners is not a problem using Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker, a simple tool which features numerous logo templates.

Analizamos Mac: Aurora 3D Animation

Aurora 3D Software” nos trae el programa Aurora 3D Animation.

Aurora 3D Animation es un programa de animación en Español que permite crear de forma rápida y sencilla (pues no requiere ningún tipo de conocimiento de diseño en 3D) un titulo de la película en 3D, texto de introducción y animación del logotipo para el video y el sitio web de forma profesional.

Cuando ejecutamos Aurora 3D Animation una ventana nos permite elegir el tipo de proyecto (animación, texto, logotipo y botón) en una serie de plantillas ya creadas o bien usar una nueva. Ademas de 7 video tutoriales para enseñarnos su funcionamiento.

Para empezar su interfaz es sumamente sencilla, nos ofrece todo tipo de herramientas en la pantalla para poder trabajar con ellas (tipos de letra, añadir cualquier clase de figura, todo tipo de partículas (efectos de fuego, humo, nieve, lluvia, etc). En el lado derecho disponemos de una ventana dividida en pestañas que nos da si cabe mas opciones para nuestra animación.

- Pestaña estilos (Desde modos de texto, figuras de todo tipo, iconos, luces, etc).
- Pestaña color (cambiar totalmente cualquier tipo de color, textura, etc).
- Pestaña Bisel.
- Pestaña forma (cambiar totalmente la posición, giro, escala).
- Pestaña diseño
- Pestaña animación
- Pestaña Iluminación (todo lo referente a edición de luz)
Todo muy ordenado y clasificado para no encontrar ningún tipo de problema.

Ademas, gracias a la linea de tiempo que aparece en la parte de abajo de la pantalla, podemos controlar todos los aspectos de la animación (longitud, velocidad de reproducción, etc). 
Aurora 3D Animation es compatible con iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, etc. Permitiendo exportar nuestras animaciones como video HD o SD, GIF animado o secuencia de imágenes. Asi como, importar modelos 3D de apoyo (.3ds, obj, mezcla, MS3D, etc). 

Se trata sin duda de un gran programa de animación muy potente que nos permitirá crear excelentes efectos para nuestros proyectos.