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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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How do I remove light from materials in 3DS Max?

Why are all my materials with light? How to make it dark?
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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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What tool is used for 3d looking layouts like this? [duplicate]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17399911/Dimense I've been trying to find a way to create layouts like this for a while, and now that I have the time to try, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to do ...
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How to change my manipulator to global?

Can I know how to change the manipulator from the current local status to global? Unable to do it via clicking right button and getting the local/global options (the option doesn't appear). Please ...
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How to make HTML5 logo (text mapped to 3D object) using inkscape?

Found many tutorials to create 3D text (extrusion, shadow, bevel effect etc.), but that is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for, is a way using which I could use text as "skin" to wrap ...
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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 ...
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Element that is below appears as if it is above other elements

I am following a tutorial set out by one of my tutors for a design course and as he is modeling the hair of his 3D model, the hair seems to go under, as it should be expected to. Mine turns out like ...
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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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Stick pyramids on a square

I'm quite new to cinema 4D. I want to make a square with this texture on. I've tried to make a pyramid and to use the cloner tool, but.. just can't make it work. Anyone who can tell me how it's ...
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Need advice on 3D Modelling Tool

We are about to build a business application with transparent 3D spheres, possibly cubes, etc. to visualize some data. Before we start building this, we want to brain storm and decide the exact UI we ...
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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 to make an helix in form of an oval?

I am trying to draw on Catia a helix, that is not shaped liked a straight spring, but instead rotates around an 3D oval shape... I tried already to project the wireframe onto an oval surface, but I ...
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Can photoshop wrap 2D image around entire custom shaped 3D object?

I've been playing around editing textures for some video game objects. I recently discovered that I could use "Merge Down" to put a 2D image over the 3D object and translate that to the texture. My ...
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Is it necessary to be good at drawing, to develop good 3D digital design skills for modeling and animation?

I want to make 3D animation films. Not as hi-fi as Disney and Pixar of course, but as close to them as an indie animator can get. I'm good (not enviable, just plain good) at drawing things on paper ...
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How can I manipulate a 3D object into a specific position in Photoshop?

I have been working on a 3D .obj file in Photoshop. Now that I have the texture finished, I want to render a showcase image. I want the object to lay on it's side on the ground. I've tried using ...
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3DS Max: Multiple subtraction (boolean) - how to do it?

I have a board full of inputs, and need holes in the box behind them. How can I do these all at once instead of multiple boolean operations?
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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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3D - How to make this photo wall effect in Photoshop?

Hello I want to create a photo wall effect similar to this and I am trying to do it with Photoshop CS6. Can someone give me some pointers and tips how to do it? I tried with Warp, but it looks so ...
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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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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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White artifacts when expanding extruded object [duplicate]

I use Illustrator CS6 to create a 3D pie chart. For this, I first create a "normal" pie chart and apply an extrude filter. Even though the results looks great in Illustrator, I get some white ...
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Illustrator CC: Mapping Art to 3D Object in Illustrator but the “Surfaces” aren't fully selected

I'm lost here. 2 hours down the drain trying to figure this out. This is what's happening: I'm trying to map text to a flag shape for a client's logo. I've followed the steps outlined here for an ...
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Readable/clearer type on 3D rotated images

I'm using a lot of 3D rotated images, especially in mockups. I've always noticed that text become slightly less clear when they're rotated. I've always accepted this, since I thought there was no way ...
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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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Inkscape: How to create this 3D/fold effect?

is there a built-in filter or extension in Inkscape to create a similar fold/3D effect? I mean the appearance simulating a foldout leaflet/brochure. Thanks for any hints!
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How to start with Blender?

I'm very interested in animation however I only have a little bit experience in Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher. Is there any book ...
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How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?

I am looking for help with creating spherical map similar to provided in picture: the 6 parts spherical map image setup (bent): I want to put together a promotional balloon vinyl,and I want to ...
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How can I create several equally spaced spheres in 3DS Max (using MaxScript)?

I want to start with a single sphere (25 in diameter) and replicate it 10 times in all directions using MaxScript [spaced at +/- 60 each time]. How can this be accomplished?
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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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3D objects with raised border in illustrator

I'm trying to make something similar to this in illustrator using the 3D feature. What I'm strugling with is getting the border to be raised relative to the base of the tray. I start off with a ...
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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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Subtle vector 3D effect in Illustrator

How did they create this very subtle 3D vector effect in Illustrator? Link
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Critique: How to refine the appearance of flashcards in my web app

I am creating a web app and I have got several questions about its appearance, first here's a "screenshot" (just a test with Pixelmator): The element in the center is a flashcard, the arrows on the ...
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Where to find a milky-way skysphere map?

I'm doing a PovRay scene and am using NASA's Blue Marble images as a source to render earth. I also found some maps for the moon and the sun. Now I also want to have the milky way in the scene. The ...
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How can I create and batch this 3d planes effect?

I am originally a programmer, so I don't have much experience in Photoshop. I have always wondered how to display all layers as multiple 3D-planes (see below). Do I have to use a plugin or macros? I ...
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How to add a color to 3D surface in illustrator?

I'm trying to create something with 3D, never used this feature before. I'm trying to change the grey surface to a gradient. How can it be done? This is what I'm looking at Thanks
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Converting 2D images into an Isometric Perspective [duplicate]

I'm looking for the technique used when converting a 2D PSD/AI Vector into an isometric perspective. Using Photoshops Skew & Distort properties lead to loss of quality or disproportionate angels ...
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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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Maximum resolution of 3D printers [closed]

I was looking at 3D printers and I wanted to know the maximum achievable resolution in 3D printers that use the extrusion method (NOT the 3D laser printers). Some manufacturers claim a 20 Micron ...
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How to use the 3-D scale/rotate tool to create depth in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I've a very simple rectangular shape that has been filled with a hexagon texture. I'm looking to create a sense of depth by keeping the lowermost row of the hexagons largest while transforming the top ...
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3ds Max units problem when importing STL file from SolidWorks

I'm trying to import a SolidWorks file (saved as .STL) to 3ds Max. The shape, vertices etc. are importing correctly. But I cannot figure out how to set the units. I made a simple 100mm x 100mx ...
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How to create a spline from an AutoCAD .DWG file in 3ds Max?

I'm kinda new to 3ds max, and I don't know AutoCAD. I'm trying to create a line (spline?) to outline a building's basement plan, then I will extrude it and go on with the modelling. To create the ...
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Extruding with a slant using Lightwave?

This the thing i want to make it was made using maya but trying too make same in Lightwave 3D i am facing problem. This is what i get when trying same in Lightwave I am trying extrude the side same ...
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Disable automatic cutaway view in Google Sketchup

I work with Sketchup quite often to make 3D graphics for use in AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc. and with the most recent update (sketcup 2013), I have noticed an extremely annoying bug/feature that in ...
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Blinn Material in Maya 2014

Is Blinn material from rendering ribbon implemented only in spherical objects and not to objects like prism,cubes etc ?
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Issue with deleting edges in Maya 2014

When I am trying to delete the edges I selected the script editor gives me the following message: Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya 2014/scripts/startup/cut Copy Paste.mel line 194: ...
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Maya particle “dust” off of object

I am trying to create an effect where glowing "dust" made from a particle simulation is flowing off an object (that looks a bit like glass) while it flies through space. I have got a particle ...
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Dicom files: how to extract brain/organ from MRI scan?

This is technically not a graphic design question, but it is technically not not a graphic design question either, so here I go. I have a set of MRI scans of my head. They are 5mm slices in x,y,z ...
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What is considered a commercial use in 3D modeling?

I've only ever done 3D work for educational purposes. Now I need to do some for work and not sure what exactly constitutes commercial in this realm. We manufacture two pieces of architectural ...