Xara has released a download-only version of its Xara 3D 6 software for US$29 (around £20.50), with the boxed version cut slightly to $49 (£35). The download-only version includes sample images, textures and fonts, but not the CDs, manual or the Webster vector drawing tool.

Xara3D can be used to create still and animated 3D text and graphics, such as titles, headings, buttons and logos. The company says that the software is extremely popular with Photoshop owners for creating 3D typographic effects for use in Photoshop.

Xara3D 6 runs under Windows XP and Vista.