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Importing highly complex(maybe vector) graphics[3D model] from PDF to Illustrator

I am trying to import a PDF into illustrator, the problem is that the PDF is a highly complex 3D diagram. I don't know from which software the PDF was genarated. I know that the original file ...
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Manipulating the axis of a 2D graphic

I have made a flat 2D design in Illustrator that I want to change the viewer's perspective on. So where it is currently being viewed head-on or top-down, I'd like to skew the projected viewing angle ...
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3D car models freely available [closed]

I enjoy messing around with 3DS Max, and I've always had my way without too many tutorials, as I do pretty much everything in modelling by intuition, and use tutorials for things like effects, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do you turn a 3d character animation to 2d sprite sheets?

I made a 3D character with animation but now I need to make a 2D sprite sheet of this 3D character. Which program can I use for this and how is it created?
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor). I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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VRay, FumeFX, and GI

So, I'm working on a model in 3DS Max that more or less has a physically-accurate glass lamp with a flame sticking out the top. The glass texture is a VRayMtl, and the problem is that in the FumeFX ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Simple way to give this image a more 3-D effect?

Newbie to photoshop. Any ideas on how to give this image a more 3-D effect? The purpose of the diamond is for art for a game.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Program to create pictures for applications

I am not very good when it comes to creating images. So, I decided that I wanted to learn. The reason is, I am creating a chat program/game where I want to be able to create some pictures. I was ...
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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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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives

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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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 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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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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Software to design an enclosure

I need to design the look and feel of a plastic enclosure for a electronic device. It should be in 3D. I tried with 3D software packages like Blender, but that is too complex for my purpose. I am ...