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After Effects 3D logo no rendering lights on the extrude part

I need to do a 3D logo. I have started from Illustrator and later I have imported it. I have made the logo using "Create shape from vector". I added lights and the camera, and set all the previews ...
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Why is there black border when 3D effect is used?

I've created this logo in Illustrator. This doesn't have any border. But when I applied gradient to it and then applied 3D effect, it is not cool. There appears a border on one side of logo's letters. ...
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Is it possible to use Sketch 3 to create 3d Card Effect?

How can one create a 3d card effect using Sketch App v3 ? Something like this For a simple scenario, I could create the following perspective effect, but how can I create the 3d edges, as you ...
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How to combine a normal map with the diffuse map?

I am an artist working with Unity3d. We are developing a mobile game and we are thinking about combining our normal map with albedo/diffuse map. I know that these two are completely different maps and ...
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Mapping a pattern onto a 3D object in Illustrator CS6 not working

I'm trying to create a 3D object from a 2D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve. From this: I get this: which is great. However, I'm having trouble mapping a pattern: onto ...
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Smooth edges in Maya

I imported an illustrator text to Maya and applied a Bevel, so I have this: Now what I want is to smooth the edges of the letters, something like this I made 2 years ago: I was able to do it 2 ...
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Is it possible to snap a vertex of a shape to a specific point of a nurb curve?

I almost get the feeling that no matter what I try to use curves for, it's not their intended use, so I can't do the thing. Onto the question. How do I snap 1 to 2? Snapping to curves doesn't snap ...
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“Low quality edges” when importing 3d from illustrator to photoshop

When I import a 3d vector from illustrator do photoshop, it looks like shapes get a tiny space between each other, besides the low quality appearence of the edges, as it can be seen on the picture ...
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Creating a meridian globe vector

I'm looking to recreate a simple vector image of a globe with meridians in Illustrator CS5. I tried using the Revolve tool and then applying a grid as Map art, but the result was weak. I know I can ...
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Google Cardboard Design Lab - design style

What method was used to generate this look? I am particularly referring to the "tessellation" (?) that got them the triangled / polygon look and feel to the scenes. Credit goes to UsTwo and the demos ...
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Why does the object I make 3D in PS CC 2015 not take on the same color as the front, for all the sides?

When I turn an object 3D in PS CC 2015 I want the whole object to be the same color but the front is in color and the other sides are gray. How do i make the whole 3D object the same color? Full ...
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How to create an orthogonal triad of vectors as a single object in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Here is what I have done: I create three arrows by using the line command and then the stroke panel to add an arrowhead. I then make two duplicates of the arrow by pressing Alt + Shift + Left Arrow. ...
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In Photoshop, how can I manipulate flat text in a 3D environment while keeping text editable?

As shown in this image, I have a stock photo of a calendar (viewed from an angle). I then created a layer of text using a handwriting font. I've been trying to use the 3D mode within Adobe ...
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Stupid rendering time on PS (3D layer)

I feel wrong, but it's just as simple as this: two words, extruded text, simple flat white material, default lightning, nothing special. Rendering time on 3D Studio Max-VRay about 1 minute (2K size ...
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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives [closed]

For presentation purposes, I need to visualize a process that involves rotating the smartphone in 3D-space. Hence, I am looking for a drawing tool (or a way), which has smartphone graphics (preferably ...
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How do I design a 3D Steel IBeam effect on a logo?

I have a client that currently has a logo with a 3D effect behind the words. The 3D effect looks like a steel I Beam. They are changing the name of their company and want the same effect behind the ...
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How to Design a 3D Ball/Sphere Texture [closed]

I was given the task to design a texture for a ball, a spherical object, but I have no idea how to accomplish this with Photoshop or AI. How do I begin the design process in Photoshop, AI, or 2D ...
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Mystery: Why a symbol (I created from shapes) does not map to a side on an object in 3D Extrude & Bevel?

If I create a symbol from the iPhone front illustration and map it on an object with 'Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel', it works. My issue: I do the same with the smartphone back illustration, and ...
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How can I create a realistic 3D texture in Photoshop or Illustrator

Does anyone know how I can create this kind of texture in Photoshop or Illustrator ? I've tried the Bevel & Emboss filters in Photoshop (and drop shadow, inner shadow etc.) and also the 3D ...
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When using 3D Extrude/Bevel, can you change the perspective point?

I'm creating 3D type in Illustrator, but I want the perspective of the shading to have a different vanishing point (more to the side) than the one Illustrator auto-creates (centered from object). Any ...
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Designing 2D graphics in 3D first

Just wondering if it is a standard or common practice to design 2D graphics (e.g. logo) in 3D first and output as a 2D image? I have been working on some design projects where I feel like this is the ...
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How Can I Put A 2d Image Into The Side Viewport? | Maya 2016

I'm a student who is very new to Maya, and I am wondering how to put an image into the side viewport to allow me to turn 2d objects into 3d objects. I used to to this exact same thing in Cinema 4d, ...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

Are the term raster and vector only applicable to 2d graphics? The rendered image format might be one way to distinguish them but what about a program like blender? If they can be classified as ...
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Smart Object and Photoshop 3D Extrusion — Unwanted Rounded Edges

So, I have a logo that is a Smart Object brought in from Illustrator My issue comes when bringing it into Photoshop and 3D Extruding it, I start to get a lot of wonky corners and edges on some of ...
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Object is broken in Smooth Mesh Preview (press 3) maya 2014

Model after "Mesh > Mirror Geometry" Model I created (right) and Model on my video tutorial in Smooth Mesh Preview I encounter the following issues when moving through mode "Smooth Mesh Preview" ...
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How do you create a 3D pie chart which maintains the same colour properties throughout the entire extrusion for each segment in Photoshop?

How do you create a 3D pie chart in Photoshop CC which maintains the colour properties of each segment in the extrusion layer? Currently it is grey as standard or you can add a block colour to the ...
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Photoshop 3D texture resolution

When I attempt to assign a texture larger than 2048 to a mesh the texture image appears as 2048 in 3d view. Seems like Photoshop displays a lower resolution version of the texture image for ...
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What is the term for 3D printing, the kind with red and blue glasses?

I've been trying to find a a company that can print our invitations in 3D. When I Google it, it only shows me "pop-up" invitations which is not what I'm looking for. Is there a better term to search ...
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Height-Mapped Font

Is there a place, or at least a single font out there that is bump-map friendly? By that, I mean a font that can be like Milano LET, but instead of using color for reflection effects, it's used for ...
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Trying to create a particular object in 3Ds Max

I'm trying to make this And I've got to this The dimensions are radius=49.75inches, we're assuming half an inch thickness height is 90inches How do you add the curves in the cove? If there's an ...
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How do I create a similar 3D text effect? [duplicate]

I would like to create a 3D text effect similar to the picture shown. I have tried using Illustrator and did it with the Appearance and Transform tool, copying the stroke fill multiple hundred times ...
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How do you create a inner 3D perspective effect in Photoshop CC? [closed]

I have a client who really wants something like this but unable to find a better quality anywhere. Is there a way to recreate this effect in photoshop or illustrator? Thanks!
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Match Illustrator text to 3d Object

I created an object in Blender, imported it into Illustrator, and I want to put text on it that matches the perspective (hopefully using the 3D Rotate tool). I know all the "hacks" and "eyeballing" ...
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Making an object in Maya into a box with a texture

I have a model of a building with ivy growing on the side. The ivy is a group of many objects with textures, but since each leaf is a separate piece of geometry, it gets really slow. I want to take ...
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Make a 3D curved column graph in Illustrator like this

I have only this image here of what I'm trying to achieve. Illustrator seems like the reasonable choice. Not really sure where to start and how to go about making something like this. The bars are ...
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Photoshop - How to add texture to a 3D object retaining the original colours of the texture?

I tried to add custom material a 3D сuboid. Below is a screenshot of three stages of adding custom material to the face of a 3D object: the original material with the Shine, Reflection, Roughness ...
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Software for simple sketching in 3D

I'm a web developer new to the world of 3D and its software but becoming interested post-discovery of WebGL and the amazing Three.js library. Recently I saw an exhibition of Alexander Calder's wire "...
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Is there a name for the type of design that's a bunch of 3D triangles of similar shade?

Usually see it in SVGs, either 2D or 3D. I really like the design, but not sure what it's called. Something like this: https://www.polymer-project.org/1.0/images/polymer1.0-01.svg Or even the ...
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What software can I use to make 3D screenshots? [duplicate]

For example, I'd like a 3D image of screenshots, similar to this one: (from WojoMarket's website) Are there any ready made software in order to do
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Photoshop 3D - creating textures to the correct size for each face

Is there a way to create new face textures, in Photoshop 3D, that match the dimensions of the objects face. By default the original texture, for the face of an object, is set the dimensions of the ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Just like the question says. Here's the video. It's from a recent Progressive commercial. Is there a way to do this, preferably in Illustrator, without drawing the outline by hand?
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How do I create realistic 3D models from photos of people, and places that I can later animate?

I have an app I have created. I was having problem with my computer and allowed Microsoft remote access to my computer to fix it. They crashed and later deleted over 200 files including a good ...
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Which software can create real mechanical simulation? [closed]

I know this SE is not the best place to ask this question but there are no mechanical eng. or CAD related SE. I want to make simulations which transmits movement with contacts. For example rotation ...
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Is there a place for a 3D modeler in 2016? [closed]

I know that this question was asked and answered hundreds of time, and I did google it and read them.The problem is that I think that 3D industry is rapidly changing. Is there place for 3D modeler in ...
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Possible to create 3d rotating foods?

I've been looking around but it's very tough to find information on how to create 3D rotating objects on the web. I am interested in creating 3D rotating pieces of food like fruits, etc. What is the ...
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Photoshop a 3D STL file?

I have a 3d STL file that i would like to open and edit in Photoshop. Is that possible ? I can see that he won't let me open it.
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Animating/photoshp a 3d model?

After finish designing a product and having some STL file( the file for 3d printing you get from softwares such as solidWorks), you would like to make some movie of it, and animate it . For example ...
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Do 3d Programs calculate perspective?

Recently I've started reading up on colour theory, perspective and such fundamentals. There are several things I find puzzling, and this question is motivated by the issue 'How trustworthy are 3D ...
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perspective pattern on object in illustrator

Currently I am working om a project were I need to make a pattern in perspective on an object. For this I used Envelope distort -> make with top object. For each side I made a seperate envelope ...
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FBX Export Plugin does not export animation layers

I'm trying to export a object with animation layers to a ascii fbx using 3ds Max (2012, 2014 or 2015). The thing is that while Maya exports the animation layers, the 3dsMax exports the layer data, ...