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iC3D is the first real-time all-in-one package design software that lets you generate live 3D virtual mockups on-the-fly.

Encompassing all design applications and model types, it allows cartons, labels, flexibles, bottles, shrink wraps, POS/POP and in-store visualization to be seamlessly combined in any scene. Operating and rendering at unparalled speeds, iC3D offers a unique level of packaging design versatility that allows creatives to indulge their ingenuity while delivering faster turnaround and up to 80% reduction in the design life-cycle.


How does iC3D work?

iC3D features patented Smart Mesh which allows labels and artwork to be instantly slid over models without needing tedious UVW texture co-ordinate mapping. With its unique Shape Modeller feature, you can quickly design and generate asymmetric 3D models such as perfume bottles, trigger sprays and molded containers.

  • For film-wrap products, Shrink and Shrink Correction enable you to visualize in minutes how artwork or labels will distort when applied to 3D models.
  • Ray Tracing accurately simulates effects of light on virtual objects for photorealistic, ultra-high-resolution photo studio effects, while Light Map Editor re-creates studio lighting, editable highlights and shadows.
  • Dynamic Backgrounds and Perspective Control allow real-time merging of 2D photo images with 3D designs, so that you can visualize your product from every angle and in any setting, from store shelves to gondolas, chiller cabinets or freezer displays.

Whether you’re working on one product or multiple items, the free cloud-based viewer and storage, iC3D opsis, makes collaboration easy. You can also share designs by email and as animated movies. Once finished you can output hi-resolution images, 3D PDFs, generate proofs or print your models with leading 3D printers. No specialist programs, hardware, or outside assistance, just a single application using a simple Illustrator file or PDF for photorealistic results in minutes.


  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Cartons
  • Cables
  • Labels
  • Flexible bags
  • Shrink film
  • POS / POP
  • Shelf displays


Key Features Comparison

Features / Modules Description / Benefits iC3D suite iC3D designer iC3D modeller
3D Shape Modeller Module Easily create your own 3D packaging models – no matter how complex
Point Editor / Physics Module Advanced manipulation of 3D models, meshes/surfaces. Create realistic creasing, dents
Carton / Box / POS Module Allows import of Dielines, editing, cuts, folds, corrections, artwork placement, animation
Labelling Module Allows import and interactive patented sliding / placement of labels on 3D models
Flexible Bags Module Allows 3D models to be created, imported & labels/artwork interactively positioned
Shrink, Shrink Correction Module Create shrink film/wrap - accurately visualise, distort & correct artwork for print
Sealed Shrink Bag Module Accurately create sealed bags with artwork correction for fresh food products
Shelf Visualiser Module Create, place, visualise & compare with other versions or competitors products
“Real Time - Ray Tracing” Module Photographic quality rendering in real time. Adjust lighting, materials & view instantly Option Option

Available Modules

iC3D suite

The original all-in-one visualization software for packaging design on the fly.


Key features

  • Flexible bag template: Produce any flexible bag
  • Physics simulation: For creases, bumps and dents
  • Reflection: Realistic floor reflections
  • Carton fold up template: Import CAD/dielines and fold up to check errors
  • Animation editor: Animate folding sequences of POS and create movie
  • Lighting editor: Powerful, interactive studio lighting control
  • Smart mesh: Import and positioning of Illustrator or PDF imported artwork
  • 3D shape modeller: Create tins and ring pulls
  • Smart shrink: Apply flat artwork and distort
  • Spritzing: Fast, realistic condensation effects
  • Download the Feature Comparison Sheet to learn more


iC3D designer

The essential software portfolio for packaging artworkers and designers.


Key features

  • Carton and POS: Import dielines for editing, cuts, folds, corrections and animation
  • Labeling: Import and edit artwork, position and move interactively
  • Lenticular, holographic, fresnel: For applying and visualizing security and special foil effects
  • Shelf visualizer: Create and position, visualize and compare with other products
  • Dynamic backgrounds: Use any 2D background image together with your 3D content
  • UVW editor: Correctly distort artwork to fit any 3D model shape
  • Seamless integration: Bi-directional link with Adobe illustrator and Hybrid PACKz for artwork import
  • Comprehensive library: 3D models, editable templates, materials, texture, surfaces and lighting
  • Import CAD dielines: Import 3D models or use supplied model templates to create fold up cartonds and flexible bags


iC3D modeller

The world's first dedicated toolkit for packaging model development.


Key features

  • Comprehensive library: 3D models, editable templates, materials, texture, surfaces and lighting
  • Point editor / Physics module: Advanced manupulation of 3D models, meshes/surfaces for creating realistic creasing and dents
  • Liquid fill effect: For visualization of liquids in bottles of any shape or material
  • UVW editor: Correctly distort artwork to fit any 3D model shape
  • Bump displacesment: True emboss and deboss effects on labels, carons and 3D models
  • Real-world lighting: For accurate visualization of lighting conditions on 3D models


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What is IC3D?

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CreativeEdge SoftwareCreative Edge Software is a world leader in creating and developing innovative 3D software solutions for the packaging industry. iC3D is the first real-time, all-in-one packaging design software that lets our customers generate live 3D digital mockups on the fly! iC3D enhances and speeds up ideation, design and production for the packaging, labelling & graphics markets. Creative Edge supplies OEM's, distributors and resellers around the world with our award winning iC3D technology.