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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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Maya: Mystery Wireframe

I am starting out with Maya and just moved my object up to reveal a mystery grey wireframe which I can't work out what it is at all. It appears I can't select or interact with it at all. I have been ...
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Best way for 3D perspective in Illustrator

Before I begin, please keep in mind that my end is to make svg files for the web and I'm using Illustrator CS6. I'm wondering if there is a better to rotate my graphic so that it looks like it is ...
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How to make a 2D normal map from a non orthogonal view in Cinema 4D [closed]

I wanted to make a normal map for a picture I am rendering out in Cinema 4D. This will only ever be viewed strait on obviously as it is a picture, but so that the picture can react with light, i would ...
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Rounded rectangle with 3d effect

I'm trying to make a sort of rounded rectangle card with a slight 3d effect. Below is a basically what I have now. I make 3 rounded rectangles, and skew the "shadow" layers towards the bottom right. ...
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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 text extruding from the center with Adobe Illustrator?

I want to create 3D text with Adobe Illustrator which have camera depth of field. Simple 3D bevel/extrude effect gives me this: Now I want to add some camera lense perspective effect, but not sure ...
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How can I achieve a better 3D lifting effect of a logo for a website?

This is my current approach, only the shadow moves. http://tinkerbin.com/uekpe227 This is a second approach, both the shadow and the letters move. http://tinkerbin.com/LjiGDKa7 And in the last ...
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How can I graphically represent width, height and depth dimensions?

I want this but so it adjusts to sizes entered in a form on a webpage in fairly normal HTML/CSS: Way back in the 1990's you could show the proportions of a box in 3D using VRML and have the ...
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Best free program to view 3D models in Collada format?

I'm working on a software project which requires some 3D models. We hired a freelance modeler and she just delivered the first model in Collada format. For now, I just want to see what it looks like ...
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How to get into VFX industry

I'm 22 years old guy, from european country. I'm software engineer according to my diploma. I'm coding for 2 years now, i know few programming languages (ruby, objective-c, javascript, python), but ...
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2D to 3D image effect

Does anyone know of a way to give images a 3D effect, using any Adobe software or other software. I saw this but it doesn't show how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuoljANz4EA
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What is “perspective” in the 3D Extrude and Bevel Options?

I was watching a tutorial on the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options and I did not understand how Perspective work. I know it's viewing something at an angle, but I don't see from where it references it ...
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Is there a Photoshop action to create bump, normal and reflection maps for rendering software?

Does anyone know of a Photoshop action, or set of actions to produce a defuse, bump, normal and reflection map for use in 3d rendering software? It seems like quite a simple thing and I have searched ...
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How to select a graphic tablet for 3D applications?

A friend of mine works a lot with CAD programs like AutoCAD or Autodesk Tools. To his birthday I thought it would be a good idea to present him with a graphic tablet for 3D applications. ...
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Looking for a particular 3d image style

Sorry if my question is silly :-( I'm trying to create my personal website, but I am stuck with the graphics. I tried to create pictures myself but it was too hard, so now I want to use a prepared ...
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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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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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3D Revolve, but spaced out in a segment style in Illustrator

I'm trying to revolve a 2D shape so that the final 3D shape has a segmented style. See below: http://img.alexblundell.com/up/c5693a8d4351fd0c498c8919a2a3e43b.png I'm sure there's an automated way ...
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Creating image planes for 3d character modeling, but front reference is not straight on

I'm using images from 3d.sk to do some character modeling but I'm having trouble setting up the front image in Photoshop. The model's head in the photosgraph is turned slightly to the side. I tried ...
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What software to use to create 3D cross sections

I was approached by a prospect client that has a very specific requirement. I would have to create a cross section of certain objects they're producing namely mattresses. Here's an example of such ...
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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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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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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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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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how can i export 3d object from illustrator to photoshop to paint it

i have 3d object i want to take it to photoshop to paint but keep it 3d. What can i do. I have done dragging it. But it dosent help. Exporting from illustrator still causes it to be either vector or ...
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How to create 3d people? [closed]

I've seen quite a few of these humanoid creatures around the internet: How do I go about making one of these? Can I make a basic model from cylindrical sections for each joint and then rotate them ...
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Apply an image to a depth map in Photoshop CS6

I created a depth map based on an image of the back of a man wearing a coat. Now I want to apply an image to the depth map, giving the appearance that the image part of the jacket. How is this done?
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Making a tall texture more realistic with colours affected by light-direction ond visitors' position?

I created a tall grey building texture for a wall from this. Now if you look at the general trend in the black-white picture, you can see that certain patterns are too repeating. For an ...
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How to: Line 3D effect?

How would one go about creating a lined 3D effect as shown in the image below?
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Changing the extrusion opacity of 3D object in Photoshop CS 6 Extended

How does one change the opacity of the extrusion for a 3D object in Photoshop CS 6 Extended?
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Does long-time rendering damage CPU? [closed]

I have a question. Does long-time rendering (3D animations) damage CPU? Or make it slow or reduce its life? I am not talking about network systems or big computers used in animation companies. I'm ...
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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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How to creat this background patterns which gives a 3 effect - either in Photoshop or PAINT.net

You can see this is very faint image (below), only one pixel tall. The demo can be 100 px tall. How can I achieve this affect in Photoshop or Paint.net? I would like the main inner area to be 800px ...
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Shadow for medium sized text

there are many examples of text-shadow effects on the web but only for very large text or particular background/foreground colours. I've tried creating an engraved effect or a 3D effect (I really ...
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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 convert 2d product packaging net to 3D mockup

I've been asked to design some product packaging and have been supplied the 2D net file. Is there some software that can convert the net into a 2D mockup of the 3D box, so my customers can see what ...
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How to batch export top down previews in transparent PNG from 3D objects?

I bow to you experts! I have 2500+ 3d files with textures. I need previews in top down view in transparent PNGs. Can you recommend an application that can do that?
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp with mesh tools 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 ...
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Using Vue in production

I'm new to Vue. I have followed a couple tutorials, but results are not that good. Renders are far from realistic (at least i could not find way to render it "cool"). Also, I can not find a way to ...
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After Effects - Element 3D: Text arranged in a circle/ring form [migrated]

I needed to dispose/arranged (sorry for my bad english) a letters extruded with Element 3D plug-in in After Effects Like in this fast example: http://gyazo.com/64767e7c198b8763ac9225eda1b788ad I'm ...
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How do I create this 3D typography effect?

I have been using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for a while now and I was wondering if you could guide me on how to create a 3D effect like this:
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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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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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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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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 ...