A Coiled Glass Tube
Marilyn Yetzbacher is to thank for this month's coiled glass tube tutorial. Marilyn presented a challenge and I like to think I rose to the occasion. Thanks Marilyn! This tutorial is best suited for users who have a small amount
of understanding of Xara X. And I do not recommend it for persons who have shorts spans of attention. Other than that, it's quite splendid.
The animation above was created with Xara Modules Ripple Effect which seemed appropriate to the subject matter of the image. Xara makes this site possible so it would be nice if you just went to the page and had a look see. Thanks.
Xara 3D-6 — Same Great Program with Many Great New Features!
Traditional 3D programs are notoriously difficult to use and understand. Not so
Xara3D 6. Unlike much modern 'bloatware' that offers more features than are ever likely to be used, and take an age to learn and understand, Xara3D has been created to perform one job, and performs that job with
style, speed, and slick simplicity.
Xara3D 6 is solely designed to create the highest quality 3D text and graphics, such as logos, titles, headings and buttons. It's the perfect way to add
impact to your web pages, mailshots and presentations (all images are fully anti-aliased for that smooth, professional quality). Xara3D can also create awesome 3D animations in
seconds - GIFs, AVIs and simple Flash movie sequences - and you can even enhance your desktop by saving any animation as a screen saver!
The previous advertising copy is from the Xara 3D-6 web page. And while I cannot argue with
any of it, what Xara left out is how much fun Xara 3D-6 is and how even the least artistic person can create something way cool just by keying in some text and then applying any of
the dozens of predesigned animation templates. As those persons who are 1/3 my age would say, it rocks! And the big news is now you can create and copy a shape in Xara X1 and paste it directly into Xara 3D-6!
In this month's Xara Xone Guest Tutorial, Bill Taylor shows you how he created this
biohazard symbol (a request from Daz, one of the Xara X Conference members) in Xara 3D-6.
Once you get the idea of how to do it, the possibilities are endless for what other cool things you can create using this technique that Mike Sims came up with and which Bill Taylor builds upon in his tutorial.
Click here for more information, and to download your free trial version of Xara 3D-6.
Trust me on this one, you got to have it!!!