Ulead Cool 3D is a 3D text creation tool that delivers high-impact still and animated graphics for use in presentations and on the Web. You can input text directly within the application utilizing TrueType fonts, or import EMF files. Preset styles, textures, colors, backgrounds, lights, and more allow you to optimize your output and give it that special flair. Cool 3D even includes special effects such as fire, explode, and twist, in addition to customizable special effects that can be saved for future use. Control over placement, distance from camera, and rotation can be applied to entire words or each individual letter. Animation can be designed quickly and easily via preset templates, and then saved as animated GIF or AVI movies. Still images can be exported as GIF, JPEG, TGA, or BMP formats. Version 2.5 added Direct3D hardware acceleration support, improved texture quality, and 12 new effects plug-ins. Version 3.0 adds several new features detailed here.
The trial version expires after 15 days; the registered version costs $79.95. It is recommended that you install QuickTime if you wish to output in MOV video file format. Install RealPlayer if you wish to output to RealText 3D.