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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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Can't delete vertices in Maya

I've switched from C4D and Blender to Maya and bumped into few problems. One of this problems is why sometimes I can't delete vertices? I've tried Delete, Backspace, Ctrl+Delete, Ctrl+Backspace, ...
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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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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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What are some good tools to create 3D icons?

I really like icons like those created by SoftFacade.com: I read the interview from one of their founders, where he mentions that they use "3d tools" without going into specifics. Now I am looking ...
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How can I rotate (twist) a particle field in 3D Studio Max?

I have a particle array emitting from an orb rising out of "goop" that I want to twist as they emit, to where it forms a tornado like effect around the object. How can the PArray be modified to do ...
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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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Cutouts model resources?

I am a fan of DIY stuff and have recently seen these cardboard safari which looks pretty nice. I would like to try to do some of those myself but haven't found good cut out resources around and my own ...
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Exporting Cinema 4D to .png - remove thick lines around the poly/

On my screen in cinema 4D I see this - Which is the low poly effect I want. But when I render it in the picture viewer and exported result, looks like this - Is there a setting to turn the lines ...
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Mapping a 2d image to a pseudo 3d

Hi I am unsure what to call this technique that Live2D uses and I wanted get some more information about it. Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW6Yrxnn5dM You can see how they add the ...
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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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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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Photoshop 3D Cube Rounded Corners

I have a cube that I created in Photoshop CS6 using the 3D tools. However, I want the corners on the cube to be rounded, similar to those on dice. How can I accomplish this? Here is an example of ...
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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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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

We are designing car headlight reflectors. The most important thing that we need to do is to design the curvature of the reflector so that all the light from bulb is reflected onto a specific and ...
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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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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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What software is used to create 3D architectural diagrams?

One day i visit this Denmark based architectural firm website, i see those clean presentations, which got me wonder what kind of software did they use to creating such illustration? it seems like a 3D ...
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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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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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Is it possible to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs in a hand drawing?

There are plenty tutorials online on how to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs from existing photos in Photoshop or similar software. However, I'm wondering if it is possible to draw a 3D image by hand on ...
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Illustrator CS5 brick pattern with perspective

I created a curving arrow shape that starts wide at the bottom and thins out near the top where the point is. I also created a brick pattern swatch but when I apply it to the shape it appears like the ...
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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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Is there a tool that converts Adobe Illustrator's 3D Rotate effect to SVG or CSS transforms?

I'd like to export a graphic as SVG, and it contains text that has a 3D Rotate effect applied to it. Saving as SVG this expands my text to outlines :( I'd like it instead to output <text> ...
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Baking Problem in 3ds max

First of all: I actually checked if 3d software is in this site's scope. Apparently it's kind of grey area but it is allowed (especially when it comes to texture). So, I made a low poly model in ...
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Adobe suite to create a high definition 3D cube animation?

I'm looking to try and create something along the quality of this video below: http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1992226-stock-footage-red-cube.html?src=search/H2Qpzpwk6MCZPa0pfA2U0g:1:25/3p Now,...
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Designing a laser cut cube

I'm designing the net of a cube that can be laser cut such that it fits together seamlessly. I know this can be done, and I've seen a couple of examples on the net. I have made the net with a jig saw ...
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positioning elements in photoshop with 3d postcard

when using 3d postcard from layer in photoshop, is there a way to save or repeat the same action on other layers. To place the elements at the same place in space ? is there s a way to save the ...
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How to create 3d text or photo based logo

I am completely new to Photoshop and now I am able to create simple logo based on images available or creating simple 3D text. I am fascinated by these logo design & I am not able to find any ...
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Adding a 3-D Ribbon Effect on Font in Illustrator

I am trying to create a 3D ribbon effect on my typed text (I used the font called Sacramento) and I am following this tutorial: http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-silky-ribbon-text-effect--...
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How can I “type on path” in Cinema4d like I can do in (eg) Illustrator?

We all know you can "type on path" in Adobe's Illustrator like this: Now, I would like to do the same in Maxon's Cinema 4D but after checking the documents and several search engines, I still haven'...
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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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Trouble while animating 3D models on Maya [closed]

I'm modelling my first 3D character on Maya and I've been following lots of tutorials that taught me how to make from the basic body shapes to rigging and paint skin weight. When I began to animate my ...
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How can I make my typing “stick” to box side?

Hey Im using photoshop CS6 and im trying to get the typing aligned with the box, kind of 3D like, you know what I mean. Cant seem to find the effect, im sure its simple... Help?
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3D border effect help

can someone please help me and tell me how could I do this border effect in Photoshop? I know it look like a bad design, but this is an old design of my client and he doesn't have the PSD file ...
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Implementing an inverse-square force field in 3D Maya [closed]

I would like to make some simple visualizations of the interactions between charged particles using 3D Maya. I cannot find a simple way to add a radial force field that scales as 1/r^2. Is there any ...
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How can I smoothly merge two cylinders that intersect at an angle using 3D Maya?

I am a beginner using 3D Maya, and I am trying to merge two cylinders at an angle smoothly, as shown in the image below: I don't know what the proper terminology for this action is, so I have been ...
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What is this style of graphics called? Is there easier alternative to blender to recreate something similar? [duplicate]

What is this style of graphics called? When I searched 3D graphics on google, I could not find very helpful links. I know software like Blender is made for 3D graphics. But, this particular one ...
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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How do designers render their work onto an iPhone/Android?

Before you down vote, bare with me as I'm a developer! I've always been curious how designers render their work onto a phone to show their customers how it may look on the phone, for example: (...
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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 ...