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How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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Turn die-line into 3D mock-up

If I have a 2D die-line of a product. What's the quickest way to turn it into a 3D mock-up? Preferably it should output to a popular 3D format like 3ds Max. Here's an example of the kind of dieline I'...
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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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How can I select and delete parts of a single 3d layer in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015?

I imported an obj. file to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and the whole 3d model came as a single layer. It is a 3d racing suit model and I want to delete arms of the suit. I know I could use the quick ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is this style of icon with 3D white people called?

I want to know what to call this type of picture: Is there a specific name, so that I could search these kind of images (that is images with a white human). Any help would be appreciated.
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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Random Scatter of the one object multiple times

Have only recently got into 3D design, found this image on google and wondered what software is used there is no way this designer scattered the pills one by one surely? The pills them selves where ...
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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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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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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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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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Subdivide edges/polygons in 3dS Max?

What is the way to subdivide individual edges/polygons in 3dS Max? That is, to add more vertexes on edges and to add more vertices/edges on faces. For edges - For a polygons - Anybody knows how ...
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How to make 3D 2D text? [duplicate]

I want to make a 3D looking text that would in fact be 2 2D layers. Here's what I want to make - I duped the layer 2 times and moved the second layer a little lower, then used Blend, recolored and ...
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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 to make a 3d model from a sofa

I have a sofa. The blue area is what I want to make a 3d model from. I want to make a UV map from it and apply a texture on it. To do so, I think first I need to make a 3d model from this area. Am ...
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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 convert an Illustrator file to a 3D model?

I have been trying to convert an illustrator file to a 3D model for a few hours now, but I keep coming across the same errors. I am using Maya, but I wouldn't mind using 3DS Max if it would fix my ...
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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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With what software I can create 3d expo booth designs?

I have to make some 3d expo booth designs. I worked with 3D Max before but I am not sure if that's the right tool for this kind of thing. Also I was not very good at it. Some examples: Is there ...
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How to add Reflection + Shadow to a 3D Box in Photoshop?

I used a 3D Box Generator for Photoshop, and was able to create some boxes with it. These boxes were shaped in the form of Software Boxes, while I require Customized Dimensions Boxes, which currently ...
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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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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a photo wall effect similar to this with Photoshop CS6? I tried with Warp, but it looks so bad and it's nowhere near comparsion. I also tried with Edit->Transform->...
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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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Painlessly export from Sketchup Pro 2013 to Cinema4D R15 Studio

I Use Google Sketchup Pro 2013 for modeling in 3D, and then I export said models into Cinema4D for Rendering and tweaking the textures applied in Sketchup. Most of the time it works, but on the odd ...
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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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Anamorphic Design Process

I'm hoping that designers that can lend their expertise on anamorphic designs. It is not a new concept but not a lot of info on how it can be done easily. What are the steps involved to create ...
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3DS Max 2015: link objects so that they stretch?

I am importing a 3d model from an external program. There are three long objects end-to-end like so: +---+---------------+---+ | +---------------+ | | | ^ | | | | C |...
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Getting a job in the game design industry

I graduated college with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Digital Media. I have been working with 3D modeling for about a year now and am really interested in trying to become a game ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I create a photo-realistic cylindrical 3D object?

I am trying to achieve something similar to the following photo-realistic image in Photoshop: So far, I have tried copying and pasting a basic object, then distorting it and applying new layer ...
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Program to make these kinds of 3D liquid acid graphics? [closed]

I've been searching almost two years and still don't have answer. I would like to know what program could be used for graphic work like this. These crazy, trippy, 3D objects, sometimes combined with ...
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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 ...