Corel MotionStudio 3D Review
Corel MotionStudio 3D Review
You want to create a beautiful animated screensaver or add amazing titles in 3D to your home-made video? But you think that it is a very complicated task and you cannot perform it? Do not worry! It is not such a complicated task as you think. The main thing you need to create astonishing 3D animations, beautiful screensavers, and superb titles is a good and reliable application which will facilitate the execution of this task and help you to make every step of creation of 3D animation as easy as possible. And, of course, this application will have to provide you with all necessary features and tools. The application you are looking for is Corel MotionStudio 3D.
The application Corel MotionStudio 3D is a very powerful and convenient utility for those users who want to create a real time 3D animation. It is very easy to use, so even beginners will be able to understand it quickly and make 3D animations. The program includes a lot of presets and effects and all other necessary features. So all you need to do is to specify necessary options and settings; the rest will be done for you by the program.
Download and Installation- The trial version of Corel MotionStudio 3D is available for download from the official Corel website. The installation file is a little more than 400 MB and it is compatible for both 32 and 64-bit versions. The program can be tested for 15 days without any restrictions.
The installation procedure is not complicated but you need some time to complete it (about ten minutes). After running the installer, you need to accept the terms of the license agreement and after that specify some setting and options, i.e. you should select the county or region and Video standard (i.e. NTSC or PAL) and choose additional options (i.e. Apple Quick Time and Adobe Flash Player). It should be noted that Corel MotionStudio 3D asks you to install Google Toolbar for your Internet browser; if you do not need it, just uncheck that option.
The Interface of the Program- Corel MotionStudio 3D has got a very intuitive and easy to use interface. You need just minutes to become accustomed to all its menus and panels. After that you will be able to create amazing 3D animations for your videos, and so on.
At the top of the program there is a menu bar which includes five buttons with drop-down menus, i.e. File (for example, with the help of this menu, you can create a new 3D projects or update the existing ones, import 3D models, graphics, etc. into the projects, create video files or image files, and so on); Edit (this menu allows you to perform some editing operations, for example, add or remove transformation, apply or undo changes, and so on); View (with the help of this menu, you have the possibility to change or modify the workspace of the program, for example, you can remove some panels, zoom out or in the workspace, and so on); Object (this menu allows you to add or insert various objects and graphics to the project) and Project (with this menu you can specify some parameters before creating 3D projects).
Below the menu bar, you will also find a Standard toolbar (it contains different the most used commands and options (for example, buttons for saving created projects, cut and undo buttons, and so on) and Location and Text toolbars (of these two toolbars, the first shows the position, etc. of the selected 3D object and the second allows you to adjust the text options and settings) and Object Toolbar (for inserting various objects into the projects.
The main workspace of the program contains different windows and floating panels, i.e. panels that you move to any direction. The Preview Window allows you to view the project in real time while creating it and the Timeline allows you to control and apply different options to the projects. The program also contains several floating panels, i.e. Attribute Panel (for example, you can insert text, graphics and different effects into the project, and so on); EasyPalette (with this panel you can add to the projects, for example, various 3D models and objects, and so on) and Object Manager (it contains various objects which can be applied to the projects).
In addition, it should be said that the program has got a highly customizable interface, so you can easily remove unneeded panels or toolbars or, on the contrary, add them to the main workspace.
The Main Features of the Program- Corel MotionStudio 3D is a very powerful but at the same time very easy to use application for creating beautiful 3D animations, screensavers, video titles, and so on. Thanks to a very intuitive interface and a lot of simple tools, you can easily create everything you need for your home-made videos. If you are a beginner and you have not worked with this program before, you will become easily accustomed to it quickly and after that create amazing 3D animations.
The first thing you need to start 3D animation is the creation of your new project and specifying some desired parameters and options. Before starting the new project, you have the possibility to specify the following parameters- Dimensions (i.e. you can specify the desired width and height of your project manually or automatically by selecting predefined sizes offered by the program, for example, 160 X 120 pixels, 1920 X 1080 pixels, and so on); Modify Frames (i.e. you can change duration of your project or remove frames); Background (this option allows you to select the background of your project; for example, you have the possibility to select the desired color of project’s background. In addition, you can use an image (JPG and BMP formats are supported), video (the program supports a wide range of video formats, for example, AVI, MP4, and so on) or audio (for example, MP3, Wav, and so on) formats for the background; Adjust Light (i.e. you can pick the desired color and adjust brightness, saturation and hue, and so on). In addition, Corel MotionStudio 3D allows you to specify display and output quality, apply vide filters, and some other options.
After finishing all necessary steps, you can proceed further and reliably and effectively edit your project by applying and adjusting different inbuilt presets, effects and options offered by the program. Fortunately, Corel MotionStudio 3D offers a lot of various tools and options, so you can easily use any of them and create amazing 3D animations with the help of them.
Corel MotionStudio 3D allows you to edit 3D projects effectively and reliably. Firstly, you can insert text to the project (you can use any of fonts installed on your system and specify their style and size. The program includes different letter style and alphabets, for example, Western, Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic, and so on; in addition, you have the possibility to perform several actions with texts, for example, you can align text right or left, increase or decrease character spacing, increase or decrease line space, split text or convert text to graphics, and so on). Secondly, insert graphics (the program offers a very convenient Path Editor which allows you to add graphics to your project; for example, the program allows you to add various shapes (i.e. ellipse, rectangle, star, and so on) and objects (for example, slant, perspective, and so on), adjust curve or line segment, symmetric or smooth curve, and so on), import graphics (for example, Adobe Illustrator or Windows Metafiles), insert background image (in JPG and BMP graphic formats) and convert to vector. Thirdly, you can insert geometric objects to your project (for example, Corel MotionStudio 3D provides you with the following geometric objects, cone, cube, pyramid, torus, and so on). Fourthly, you can insert particle effects (there are four particles effects at your disposal- bubble, fire, smoke and snow).
With the help of the EasyPalette panel you can add different objects and effects to your project. Corel MotionStudio 3D provides you with tons of pre-defined objects and effects. All these objects and effects are sorted out into six categories and in their turn, each category also includes several sub-categories- Space (in this category you will find sub-categories for color, image, video, gradient and magic texture background), Objects (this category provides you with 3D, text, extruded and lathe objects on the one hand and several shapes on the other hand), Object effects (this category includes some geometrical objects in motion), Text effects (here you can find some 3D effects which can be applied to your text), Particle effects (some amazing 3D effects are collected in this category, for example, fire or bubble effects, and so on) and Global effects (for example, shadow, cloud, fireworks, and so on).
Corel MotionStudio 3D allows you to save created projects not only in 3D format but also you have the possibility to create a video file from your project and save it as an AVI or MP4 file, create 3D video file or image or animation file.
Windows XP- Windows 10 (both 32 and 64-bit versions)
Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz, AMD Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or higher
At least 1 GB RAM
1 GB of free hard disk space
There is no need to say that Corel MotionStudio 3D is one of the best software products on the market which is designed for video amateurs (and, of course, not only for them) and web designers and it allows them to create amazing 3D text and 3D objects by applying a lot of powerful and advanced effects. The program is very use to use and you can easily create stunning 3D animations and effects. Nothing is needed from you; Corel MotionStudio 3D includes everything for your enjoyable working. There are a lot of effects and various 3D objects at your disposal; you just need to apply them and them save your created projects. Thanks to a wide range of features, Corel MotionStudio 3D is considered as one of the best applications for creating amazing 3D titles and animations on the software market. If you are looking for the program which will easily help you to create astonishing 3D animations, you can use Corel MotionStudio 3D and enjoy its great possibilities and features.
1. Intuitive interface
2. Tons of features
3. A lot of inbuilt effects and 3D objects