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I am trying to create a complex 3D shape in Adobe Photoshop, like the shape pictured below. Is this possible? Are there any tutorials available? I was unable to find any. Thanks.

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I don't think the 3d tools in Photoshop are meant for that.. its more for "simple" stuff.. for complex stuff I recommend Maya or 3DS Max –  Flavius Frantz May 6 '13 at 0:20
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Exactly. The only way to create something like this in Photoshop would be to actually paint/draw it. –  Yisela May 6 '13 at 1:29
    
There is a meta for a CG Artists stack exchange that will answer questions exactly like this one. It needs more followers. area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/38889/… –  ckpepper02 May 6 '13 at 17:30
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Photoshop is not the tool you want to use for this. A dedicated 3D app will make your life much less painful. As pointed out in the comment, you would essentially have to do this by hand.

The Blender/3D SE Area 51 proposal has been committed and a beta should pop up soon. Put your name on the list and ask more there.

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