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Type of Program: 3D Text Creator
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company Name: Xara Ltd.
Version: 1.04
Price: $29.99


I'm a beginner at 3D graphics and I found this program to be so simple even I could use it. The authors claim it to be a "slimware" application that exists for the sole purpose of creating 3D text and that's exactly what it is. It's not clouded with a lot of other options for doing hundreds of other related tasks so you don't have to dig through endless menus and options. You pretty much just type in your text and choose color, bevel, etc... and you have your text ready to use in either GIF, JPEG or BMP format. Animation is available, too.

Download and installation are easy and takes about 5 minutes depending on your speed. A simple user guide is available from the help menu and an illustrated version is available from the web site, but I used the one without the pictures and didn't have any problems at all.

Bear in mind that this program doesn't do anything except text, but if you need an easy way to create 3D text, this is for you.You don't even have to have any knowledge of 3D graphics creation to use it! I give the authors a standing ovation for their fine product.

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Support: Excellent online and website support.
Reviewed by Beth Stoudenmire

Purchase Information: Online by Credit Card, or by check via snail mail for $54.00. International orders have different prices.

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