Webtricity 2 Introduction
Webtricity 2 is a suite of four stand alone graphics applications combined into one package. Both professional web designers and amateurs alike will be able to create top quality graphics and animations with relative ease. All the programs use the familiar Microsoft Office toolbar interface. The main application and the one most often used is Picture Publisher 8. It provides easy to use professional image editing. There are tons of effects that you can apply to an image. You can make truly top quality GIF and JPEG graphics. You can even control the compression to get the smallest file size for faster image loading on web pages. All features in each application are organized in functional groups for easy location. All the applications are loaded with wizards and templates so even a non - professional can get started right away. It's a good idea to keep the 340 page manual handy, though. You also get 30 days of free tech support. I called them several times at different times of the day and always got right through to a helpful, patient "customer advocate" within 3 minutes.
Media Manager gives the user easy access to the over 80,000 ready to use graphics. You have easy control with drag and drop ease, of cataloging and managing to the E. all your logos, clip art, and photos. You can print thumbnail catalogs. Searching for just the right graphic is also very simple. The clip art collection includes over 10,000 photos, over 1,000 objects, over 1,000 backgrounds, over 1,000 GIF and AVI animations, over 3,000 old time vintage illustrations and an additional CD containing over 33,000 pieces of vector clip art that is not affected by screen resolution or size. All items are royalty free and can be used as is, edited or used in whole in part.
Highlights and Features
Lighting types include Directional, Spot, Flood, and Omni. Light Settings include Normal, Embossed Lighting, Special Effect Lighting, Distance, Intensity, Aperture, Ambient Lighting, Bump Maps, Gloss Finish Lighting, Height, Adding and Deleting lights and several Presets. All Lighting Effects changes are visible through the preview window as you make them.
Lens Flare settings include General Property settings, Aspect Ratio, Flare Properties, Halo, Reflection Tails, Ray Properties, Anamorphic Light and several Presets. All Lens Flare Settings are visible through the preview window as you set them.
Bevel Factory settings include Preview vs. Auto preview, Bevel Width, Edge Shape, Light Direction, and Colored Light. Advanced settings include Light Settings using Light Studio to generate light.
Ability to Create Image Maps in Copy HTML without having to go to a different program. Settings include Default URL, Default Image Map Name and Polygon Tolerance.
GIF Animator allows you
to open an Existing Animation, Create New Animations, and Edit Animations
either globally or Frame by Frame.
Simply 3D 3
Adding an animated texture to an object's material is just a matter of "drag-and-drop"...great for creating animated water or explosions to an animation.
Simply 3D 3 now has easily applied animated lighting to add character and drama to an animation.
User can deform an object in the view port with the standard deform tools and morph the object through each of the changes they make. The user can create twisting text, swaying palm trees, and other special effects by morphing between deformations.
2D to 3D Wizard
2D vector art can be imported/pasted in to be extruded into a 3D beveled shape. The user can turn 2D logos and artwork they already have into useful, animated 3D art.
Creates an entire
project from start to output in one continuous Wizard. Any user can use
this tool out of the box to create their first 3D project.
Automatically converts your text into HTML format and graphics to GIF and JPEG. Plus it copies pages to the host server you choose, so in no time your creation will be on the Web.
Animated GIF Wizard
The GIF Wizard lets you create and place cool animations on your pages. Now you can make your web site jump, hop, and sing in a matter of minutes.
Ready to Use Templates
use templates for everything from greeting cards and invitations to
newsletters and brochures.
Webtricity is fairly
easy to use. The included 340 page manual as well as the applications is
filled with instructions, wizards, and handy hints and tips, so that even
a novice can turn out decent results fairly quickly. Simply 3D is a
high-quality VRML 1.0 and 2.0-compatible program for creating or modifying
3D object files, but its main uses for the Web are for creating 3D scenes
(in VRML) or animations (as GIFs). Used without the wizard, this can be a
pretty scary program, since it has the kinds of features found in
professional 3D programs.
Media Manager is a
graphics manager, essentially a thumbnail browser. It is very fast and
allows searching Micrografx libraries.
Picture Publisher is the centerpiece of Webtricity.
You can easily add drop
shadows, convert images to buttons, create about a dozen "cool
text" basic effects, and generate backgrounds and textures
automatically. There are so many choices that there's a built in browser
just for the abundance of effects, wizards, and macros. There's an
unlimited undo, not just the last few changes.
Windows Draw is a simple
vector (line) based drawing program that is similar to Print Shop and
Print Artist. Like Picture Publisher it has a wizard to convert your
creation for publication to the Web.
In The Box?
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