Strata has introduced Strata Design 3D CX 7 for Mac OS X, accompanied by discounted introductory pricing on full and upgrade versions. The new version offers faster rendering, effects advances, a Sun and Sky feature, new texture features, compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”), and more.

Strata Design 3D CX modeling and animation software is for creative designers. It delivers end-to-end power for the entire 3D workflow, with a simplified learning curve and familiar toolset developed to help 2D designers easily transition into 3D design, according to Strata President Ken Bringhurst. The program also provides tie-ins with the Adobe Creative Suite.

Strata Design 3D 7.0 for Mac is available immediately from the Strata website ( or through Strata’s reseller partners for US$545. For a complete list of discounted launch pricing for full and upgrade versions, visit the Strata online store (