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How to render a 3D model like a blue sci-fi hologram?

In IronMan 3, Eve-Online, or Star Trek, 3D models render in a bluish fashion. Examples: Is there a simple way to achieve this result with my own models? I typically use Blender, but if it is ...
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Exporting ray-traced 3D animation Photoshop CC

I have a 3D logo made in photoshop and I made a basic 3D rotation animation. I ray-trace the object but when I export it, it appears that it's not ray-traced and looks bad. I've tried all the 3D ...
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Learning 3D design for cover art? Where should I start? [closed]

I'm looking to find more of creative control and create cover art for my projects. I have always been fascinated with 3D design and it's relevance in these rapid tech times. I'm attracted to the ...
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An orthographic projection has the same front and top view

I came across while reading on third angle orthographic projections. The object has the exact same front and top view - both views are trapeziums of exact shape and size (As shown in the image). Also ...
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What resolution to use for large aluminum print?

There seems to be a fair amount of controversy on this topic, however, I am planning on printing a 30x30" 3D design on aluminum, and I can't decide if 300 or 600dpi would work best. Or even higher. ...
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How is this gold 3D effect created?

So, we've probably all seen the images that showcase the font. I came across one (see attached) and I've been looking to create this effect for a long time but didn't find anything. Here's the ...
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How to create a 3D screenshot [closed]

I'm trying to create a 3D version of a screenshot. Something like this: How can I do that? I know somehow to do this in Photoshop? But I was wondering if there is a free software or online tool for ...
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How can I make the effect of a plane cutting a cone?

Here is the sample image: I want to make the effect that the plane is cutting through the cone. That is I want some part of the plane is at the back and some is at the front, how to do it ...
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Spacetime Fabric Curvature

I'm using Illustrator to create a 10x10 grid that I wish to manipulate so I can achieve this effect: But I'm unsure how to do it. Using the various Warp filters does not achieve the result I need, ...
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Rendering shadows against transparant background [closed]

I want to render out isometric sprites for a 2d game. But I need to have the shadow captured against a transparent background. If I use a plane with a matte material the alpha is completely white. ...
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Illustrator - Stroke after 3d Effect

i apologize if my question is too immature but i just cant figure it out. i'm new to illustrator and i want a black stroke around all my objects but i cant give it to objects that have 3D effects ...
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Photoshop add metallic shine to .png file turned 3D

I'm new to photoshop and working on creating a 3D text based logo. The logo is in a png file and I have already adjusted the 3D to how I want. I want to give it a metallic shine though. I looked ...
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Is Alembic worth paying attention to?

About a decade ago, COLLADA hit the scene, and it was supposed to solve all of our 3D graphics interchange problems. Maybe it does that for some people, but my experience is that everyone interprets ...
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Product design able to simulate cloth like materials [closed]

I've looked around a lot before choosing this SE to ask this question. I hope it fits. I need to design a zip lock bag and a case. I'd like to do some rendering from the several designs I want to ...
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In what program are you making theese kinds of 3D liquid acid graphic? [closed]

I'm 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. Theese crazy trippy 3D objects, sometimes combined with simple ...
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How would I go about editing a render of a 3D model to look more realistic?

I have really got into the game, The Last of Us, and fancied doing some art, I have the software to do the rendering, but the output is not realistic in the slightest. At the moment I have been using ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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PS 3dpostcard: How to set the rotation point of a 3d postcard layer?

Trying to 3d transform a triangle shape in Photoshop CS5 Extended by making it into a 3d postcard and then using the 3d rotation tools. But the layer seems to be choosing its own arbitrary rotation ...
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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 flat, 2D logo with 3D Illusion

I'm an apprentice designer and I often visit websites like Logopond in search of inspiration for some illustrations and logos. I see many logos realized like this, meaning they look 2D flat while ...
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Display 3D wireframe over 2D texture on Photoshop?

I have a .obj file with a 3D object and a .tga one with the texture. If I open the .obj in Photoshop and load the .tga as diffuse texture, everything looks fine, but I am having some hard time editing ...
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Untenable rendering times (12+hrs) on simple 3D objects

I just upgraded to CC, and I haven't really done any 3D modeling before so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I made three fairly small objects: a table, a glass, and a beer bottle, as well as ...
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Critique: Chromosphere Labs logo design (3D view?)

I'm starting a business (Chromosphere Labs) and I am dabbling with creating a logo for it. After reading Paul Rand's Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons, I realized that I don't really need a logo that ...
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How can you convert a 2D image into a rotating 3D image using Photoshop CS5 Extended? Can it be done?

I'm still a beginner to Photoshop and every time I look up how to do this, only tutorials for after effects which I don't have and would honestly like to avoid pop up. I'd be really grateful if ...
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How are modern cartoons animated, more or less?

I'm talking like The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc. These shows blend 2-D and 3-D together, and are very high quality or "sharp", and they're not manually animated by hand much, if at all. In some ...
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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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Faster modeling workflow in 3DS Max [closed]

As a Blender user for 2 years, I'm very comftoble with its workflow and I found modeling in 3DS Max a bit of a slower process than Blender. For example, Extruding in Blender can be done by hitting "E" ...
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How to make logo more 3D while flat?

This is actually the very first logo I've designed (for my imaginary company). I'd like to bring the optical illusion (look closely, it looks like a cube) up a bit, without any radical 3d bevels or ...
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How to create mockup like this?

What is the normal process to create mockups like this? Are they created in 3D and then in photoshop? Would be a great help if you guys can help me.
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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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Does ray tracing render time depend linearly on image resolution? [closed]

(I'm not quite sure whether this question really belongs on this particular Stack Exchange, but I don't know where else to ask. If people think it's inappropriate for this SE, I'll be happy to move or ...
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How to give color or texture to extruded part in photoshop?

Whenever I create a new 3D extrusion the extruded part or the width is always gray. Que 01 > Can I do something so that my image wraps the whole thing? Que 02 > Can I give it custom color?
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How can I create a subtle 3D effect like on Apple's iOS time selection wheel?

I'm trying to reproduce this subtle 3D effect on the Apple time and date selection wheel. How can I do this in Adobe Illustrator?
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How to proportionately rescale a 3D model by a specified amount in Maya? [closed]

I'm working with Maya for a uni course and still really green with it. I've got (what is probably) a fairly simple issue. So apologies if this is really basic. Basically we've been building a ...
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How can I render a 3D crystal object?

I've been trying to make pretty much exactly this crystal: http://wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/abstract-crystal-digital-art-3d.jpg Now, the only thing I've used is Photoshop CS5, and ...
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How to create 3D Box designs with User-Generated Dimensions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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Simple 3D Renders [closed]

I'm looking for some tips on software, methods etc. that would allow me to quickly do renders like the one shown here (note: I'm a mac user). I'm aware of the following software packages, Blender ...
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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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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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What's this printing technique called?

Basically printing 3d letters for indoors (or outdoor) like on the picture? Is there a special printing technique involved in the making of these letters?
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How to model with “isoline display” in 3DS Max?

When used a "turbosmooth" modifier with "edged faces" pressed on, there is a feature called "Isoline display", which ignores all other edges but those from the original geometry and at the same time ...
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Recreate a 3D rotating prism effect in a web browser

I'm trying to find a way how to do this 3D Transition when box hover my self. I know when I look to it that it's made using CSS 3D & parallax effects. Is there an already made jQuery plugin or ...
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professor would like a 3d form made from laser cutting , from an illustrator file

My professor would like a 3D form made from laser cutting from an Illustrator file. Its needs to be fairly intricate because its supposed to be a human form. On all the blogs I have looked at ...
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Why do I have to use a gamma of 2.2 when using a JPEG picture?

During the rendering process, the texture file has a gamma of 2.2. But the plain colors do not need this gamma correction, especially if the RGB values are from a spectral characterization. So why do ...
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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 do I change the dimensions of a cylinder in PS CS6 for 3D mapping?

Scenario : The standard cylinder for mapping in PS is a tall and skinny shape. I want to map to a "tuna can" shape. How do I edit the dimensions of the cylinder I want to map my 2D art to?
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Low Poly Cinema 4D Graphics

I have been trying to make a 3D model like [1] in Cinema 4D, but with no success. How can a graphic like this be made and is there a better program for it? [1] ...
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Illustrator 3D extruded paths overlapping contour

I made 2 paths, then take one on the each other, grouped and then used extrude and bevel fx. How you can see, in place where they're overlapping you can see the countours of the top path. How can i ...
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How to create wireframes in Blender 3D

I have just gotten Blender 3D, and was wondering how to create a wireframe. Could someone please guide me on how to do this?
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cut cylinder shape in to 2 parts

i'm very new to MAYA [version-2013] .i need to create 3d threaded rod for mechanical simulation .i found nicely modeled 3d nail and i know i can take a rod by removing head of the nail so i want to ...