MAGIX 3D Maker

MAGIX 3D Maker

Xara 3D Maker 7 transforms any texts or shapes into high-quality 3D graphics
3.8  (18 votes)
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In the era of multimedia entertainment, surely you may feel worried if you're not an expert in creating this type of product and, anyway, you need to upgrade your presentations, videos or web. MAGIX 3D Maker is an excellent application for people like you, because you can make showy effects and 3D animations in a few steps and with very simple tools.
While the interface is not as modern as the other MAGIX products, it has the advantage of being very similar to the Office package’s interface or other design accessories from Windows.
One of the main advantages of this program is that it has many objects, buttons, graphics and predefined 3D animations that can be used directly into your projects. It also has several 3D effects and animations to apply to texts so that you can create colorful titles for your videos and presentations. Anyway, it includes comfortable tools for customizing quickly and easily 3D effects, which constitutes a real advantage to more complex programs. With 3D Maker you can adjust the perspective, lights, shadows, depth, sizes, textures, backgrounds and other properties directly using the mouse. Besides you can work the texts with the characters separately and import 2D graphics and edit backgrounds, textures, borders, padding, etc.., independently. It must be said, however, that this way of working reduces possibilities for professional and complex editions.
You can open or import 2D graphics in WMF, EMF, Xara's Web and XAR files and then export them in GIF, Animated GIF, Swf, Bmp, Cur, CFX. Ico, Jpg, Png and avi or save them as screen savers. As you will notice, you will have broad compatibility with programs developed by MAGIX but compatibility with other applications is limited, at least with respect to graphics import tasks.
Finally, we tell you that it runs on Windows 2000 / XP / Vista and it has very few system requirements (700 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM and 50 MB of free space on your hard disk).

Lionel Mira
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Review summary

Pros

  • Includes more than 100 animations and predetermined effects, as well as 3D objects
  • Very simple and intuitive customizations through the mouse.
  • High compatibility of output, since it exports the results in many formats
  • Generates screensavers in a direct manner.

Cons

  • The trial version is available only for 7 days, extendable to 30 days.
  • Only runs on Windows 2000 | XP | Vista
  • Low compatibility with editing software such as 2D graphics to make more original creations.
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