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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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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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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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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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Can I export from Cinema 4d R16 to a 3D printer?

Can I export from Cinema 4d R16 to a 3D printer? If so what is the workflow?
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Rotate 2D plane curve to create 3D object - solid of revolution - Rhino3D

Often, when making simple 3D models, one can intuitively create their 2D version and then just somehow turn this version in 3D model. In my case, I'm trying to make ant egg model and this is my 2D ...
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Illustrator 3D Extrude & Bevel- saving produces empty planes in graphic

I have had this issue before, but I can't remember what I did to solve the problem. I have created an object using the pen tool, used the gaussian blur to create more highlight on the gradient, and ...
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Knob Rendering Methods

These are actually two linked questions: What methods you would use for creating knob like this (Output Gain knob): http://www.u-he.com/img/Presswerk2.png I know how to create one particular ...
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Faster modeling workflow in 3DS Max

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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Main render quality control in 3DS Max

I'm learning VRay in 3DS Max and every time I press on Render, it takes too long to render. In Blender there's an option called "Samples" and the number of it doesn't effect anything except that it ...
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Editable Boole object

How can I separate two parts of a Boole object that are not touching? I tried "make editable" but that only gives me the X Y Z surfaces of the object to me separately. I cut a shape out of another ...
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Texturized torus surface

I'd like to obtain a figure like the image below, with transparent (maybe white) background but for a torus surface. I'm checking Google for hours but no success. Any idea where to look for? In ...
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Shadows pass in photoshop

Setup: Background image 3D layer with an extruded text object and a plane - two separate 3D objects but in the same 3D layer. The extruded text object casts a shadow on the plane. I want to render ...
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Photoshop 3D splitting render in multiple layers

I'm using Photoshop CS6 Extended for its 3D features. What I'd like to is getting multiple layers from my rendering. In other words, I would like my render to be not only one layer but multiple layers ...
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Textures not working 3d Rendering in Photoshop

I created a 3d model in Sketchup and exported it as a .dae then I imported it into Photoshop as a 3d morel and tried to render it but the textures got messed up and it looks weird. As dae file: In ...
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“Skewed”/Inclined 3D Style Tile [duplicate]

Does anyone have any idea how to create this realistic "skewed"/inclined 3D Style Tile?: Things to note from this design: The image "wraps" around the slab. The image has a light source that ...
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3D Graphic: How was it made?

I am looking at a 3D graphic that I found online. I assume this was made in a graphic design program. Maybe Maya? Or perhaps a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) graphics program. I really like the ...
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Blurring problem on edges while wrapping image around sphere in Photoshop CC 3D

I am having issues wrapping this image around my sphere. When I wrap it the edges blur out and I need the whole sphere to be wrapped for my design.
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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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Photoshop 3D Object quality issue

There is a similar question under the same tags about this problem. Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it But it is not answered. A commenter was suggesting to turn off OpenGL ...
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Is there a way to customize the view-port lights in 3DS Max?

Is there a way to customize the view-port lights in 3DS Max? Something like what can be done in Blender - View-port lights customization - View-port shading result -
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Zbrush high-poly to low-poly

I am trying to figure out the best way to organize what goes into production of 3D models. If I create a complex multy-element object in zbrush, what is the best way to make game-ready low-poly ...
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How to capture 2D motion in 3dsmax 2009

How can i get the 2 dimensional motion of a point in a video to 3dsmax 2009? That should help me to move the objects in 3dsmax as they move in the video.
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How to scale/rotate vertexes/edges/faces around a point in 3DS Max?

When using Blender, you have a "3d cursor", that you can put it on a location and then make an operation like scale and rotate around that point. Can I do the same in 3DS Max? When that point is ...
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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 tool 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 experimenting with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...