How to Design Stunning 3D Packaging with Esko Studio
If you are a packaging designer or a converter, you know how challenging it can be to create realistic 3D mockups of your designs. You need to work with flat artwork proofs, complex 3D software tools, and expensive rendering services. But what if there was a better way?
Introducing Esko Studio, a 3D packaging design and visualization software that works seamlessly with Adobe Illustrator. With Studio, you can design labels in 3D to perfectly fit any structural packaging design. You can also try different materials, finishes, and effects to achieve the best look for your brand. And you can create stunning 3D images and animations in minutes, without leaving Illustrator.
Why Use Esko Studio for 3D Packaging Design?
Esko Studio is not just another 3D software tool. It is a solution that is specifically designed for packaging design and production. Here are some of the benefits of using Studio for your 3D packaging projects:
It is fast and easy. You don't need any special 3D skills to use Studio. You can simply import your existing Illustrator artwork and apply it to a 3D shape from the Studio library or your own custom shape. You can also use plugins for Illustrator to access Studio features directly from your familiar interface.
It is accurate and realistic. Studio uses patented print modeling technology that uses the actual production assets, such as substrates, inks, varnishes, foils, and holograms. This ensures that your 3D models and images are in sync with the printed packaging, creating a digital twin. You can also use Studio's ray tracing feature to produce photorealistic rendering that looks like an actual photograph.
It is innovative and collaborative. Studio enables you to design more concepts in a fraction of the time and experiment with different options. You can also share your 3D models and images with your clients, colleagues, and suppliers using PDF files, movies, or interactive web pages. This way, you can enhance decision-making, communicate design intent, and get faster feedback.
How to Get Started with Esko Studio?
If you are interested in trying out Esko Studio for yourself, you can get started today with a 30-day free trial[^1^]. All you need is a Windows or Mac computer with Adobe Illustrator installed. You can download Studio from the Esko website[^1^] and follow the installation instructions.
Once you have installed Studio, you can launch it from Illustrator and start designing your 3D packaging. You can use the Studio Essentials edition to create cartons, bottles, trays, and displays with stunning artwork and special materials and finishing[^1^]. You can also use the Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves edition to simulate a heat shrink sleeve around one or more objects and apply a counter distortion to your artwork[^1^].
If you need any help or support with Studio, you can access the online documentation[^2^], watch the tutorial videos[^2^], or contact the Esko customer service[^2^]. You can also join the Esko community[^2^] to connect with other Studio users and experts.
Esko Studio is a powerful 3D packaging design and visualization software that can help you produce better artwork faster and easier. Whether you are a designer trying out different ideas, or a converter checking a back-match, with Studio you are virtually holding the pack in your hands.
Don't miss this opportunity to take your packaging design to the next level. Try Esko Studio for free today[^1^] and see for yourself how it can transform your workflow and results. 0efd9a6b88