Often users want to create cool looking 3D text for a print or Web project. They might even want it to be animated if it is going on to the Web or a video project. One of the best tools for this type of project is Xara 3D 6. Once you have created the 3D graphic, you can easily bring it in to other programs to integrate into your project.
Even better, there was a price drop just a few days ago. The download version is now only $29 and the boxed version has been reduced to $49. Not sure if this is the product for you, download the trial version and give it a try.