iC3D shows exclusive packaging design capabilities at PCD Paris 2018

iC3D v5.0 breaks new ground in shape modelling and realism (Stand K51)

January 22, 2018 – Creative Edge Software, developer of the award-winning iC3D packaging design software, is demonstrating latest capabilities in cosmetics 3D shape modelling and photo realism at PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics and Design) at the Porte de Versailles, Paris (January 31 – February 01). On stand K51, demonstrations of iC3D will focus on new features enabling design and 3D visualization of cosmetics and perfume packaging of the highest level to completion using a single iC3D application and standard computer hardware.

“The latest iC3D developments allow design professionals to achieve an unprecedented level of control over the shape and form of their packaging designs,” explains Nick Gilmore, CEO of Creative Edge Software. “As well as comprising a number of new, powerful automated processes, iC3D now allows creatives to interpret and manipulate their designs – to improve naturalism, for example, or to enhance a specific aspect of the piece.”

The key features of the recent iC3D update for cosmetics and perfume packaging design include:

  • Point Editor – advanced shape editing tool providing enhanced photorealism through the ability to add curves, creases, crumples and dents to models selectively
  • UVW Editor – enables selective manipulation of artwork placed on 3D models to correct artwork distortion, improve naturalism and allow artistic interpretation
  • Physics Simulator – automatically calculates appropriate curves, creases and distortions to create photorealistic 3D flexible packages, such as bags and pouches, at a mouse-click
  • Advanced Shape Modeller – additional tools for the creation of highly complex 3D shapes and combinations of shapes used in perfume bottles and cosmetics decoration.

Using features such as Point Editor and UVW Editor, iC3D now provides the ability to select points on a 3D model, edit shapes, distortions and surface effects, visually adjusting artwork to improve the real-life appearance of a package design. This could involve adding aspects of randomization or imperfection, such as creases, crinkles and indentations. It complements existing capabilities including Bump Displacement for selective embossing/debossing on glass, plastics, cartons and labels. As well as features for selective editing, the new iC3D includes automatic processes Physics Simulator, for example, automatically recreates the behavior of a flexible package or metallic foils in different situations, such as sag, bulge and drape dynamics. As with all previous versions of iC3D, the results can be shared via iC3D Opsis and output as final print ready files.

Creative Edge Software and SS&C, its representative in France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, will also participate in the conference program. Their presentation “How digital 3D models can facilitate the ideation, transcreation, production and marketing of luxury packaging” takes place in the Innovation and Technology Theatre on Thursday, Feb 1st at 14:00h.

“Our exhibit and product demos are a must-see for serious visitors to the PCD Conference as they highlight almost all of the trends and topics under discussion over these two days,” says Gilmore. “From digital’s potential to make businesses more sustainable, to enhancing Point-of-Sale, from collaboration between brands and suppliers, to packaging innovation through design, iC3D can offer a real step-change towards a more profitable, streamlined and supportable business model going forward.”

Creative Edge Software and SS&C are available during PCD for one-to-one demonstrations of iC3D personalized to individual requirements and production methods. To schedule a demonstration ahead of the event, please contact: Erik de Volder (SS&C) – email: erik@ss-c.eu , Tel: +32 478 66 69 26

To find out more, tutorials on the new features of iC3D v5.0 are available on the Creative Edge Software website. Go to: https://www.ic3dsoftware.com/category/tutorial/