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Preserve shape on object on different subdivision levels in 3DSMax?

Is there a way or a feature or a modifier in 3DS Max like the "Turbo-smooth" modifier that would preserve the shape of an object on other subdivision levels after making changes to it on a high ...
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images in 3d text

I am making this logo and I'm trying to get my colorful block image throughout my 3d text instead of just on the front of it. Anyone know of a way to do that? help pleaasse!
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Is there a way to render freestyle edges in 3DS Max?

I'm trying to make a render where the straight wire-frame is rendered together with the curved - Is there a way to render freestyle lines in 3DS Max and combine them with a wire-frame material so ...
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Create A Depression in an object

I want to create this effect (the second one) using the first one as a source, ultimately to create the last one. I'm trying to learn some stuff, following a tutorial but the guy is using a tool ...
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is there a way to render a scene with wireframe blending effect in 3DS Max?

is there a way to render a scene with wireframe blending effect in 3DS Max? Like this or something similar to this effect - Something like this is possible using blender Is 3DS Max capable of ...
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Should I do AutoCAD first or 3D Max? [closed]

I want to go for industrial design. Learning computer aided design and rendering is the main aim of learning these softwares. Should I do AutoCAD first or 3D max ?
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How can I make 3D mockups for packaging more realistic?

I'm new at making 3D mockups. I have tried making 3D mockups(attached one) but they don't look like a real image. I have used both CorelDraw x5 and PhotoShop CS6 to achieve the necessary results. ...
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Rendering two wire-frames in 3DS Max? [closed]

Is there a way to render an object together with double wire-frames in 3DS Max? Wire-frame 1 - The original geometry of the model - which on the render will curve by following the shape of the ...
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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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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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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 anyone help me understand configuring Java3D? [closed]

I've been looking through the Java Library and after getting some strange "Not API" errors I decided the libraries might not contain those jar files and only references of the classes so I downloaded ...
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Illustrator 3D extruded paths overlapping contour

I made 2 paths, then take one on the each other, grouped and then used extrude and bevel fx. How you can see, in place where they're overlapping you can see the countours of the top path. How can i ...
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Does ray tracing render time depend linearly on image resolution?

(I'm not quite sure whether this question really belongs on this particular Stack Exchange, but I don't know where else to ask. If people think it's inappropriate for this SE, I'll be happy to move or ...
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How are modern cartoons animated, more or less?

I'm talking like The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc. These shows blend 2-D and 3-D together, and are very high quality or "sharp", and they're not manually animated by hand much, if at all. In some ...
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Low Poly Cinema 4D Graphics

I have been trying to make a 3D model like [1] in Cinema 4D, but with no success. How can a graphic like this be made and is there a better program for it? [1] ...
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Photoshop 3D extrude colors continue on side [duplicate]

Very often i see this 3D presentations of layouts. I found a nice tutorial for this 3d effect (link) but i dont know how to let the colors continue on the side like this: I see this very often on ...
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How can I visualize the render of a design on a cylinder object in Inkscape?

I'm not sure Inkscape can do that but I did a sketch of a sticker and I'd like to visualize it on a cylinder object (bottle). I know Inkscape is not about 3d (even if you can do some things). What I ...
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Inkscape: How can I create a circular plane with excited circles of different angle?

I have only once used Inkscape so far and need to make a graphic for my thesis work for an illustration of a geometrical principle. Imagine our solar system as a circular plane. The plane is the ...
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Does anyone know of any low-poly 3D art tutorials? [duplicate]

I've always been fascinated with low poly art styles. Throughout many years I tried to teach myself pixel art, but when low poly art was introduced to me during a time when I was looking for ...
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Can you convert a Gerber file into a 3D model?

I need to convert a Gerber file into a 3D model for a presentation. Does anyone know of a program for that?
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Joint tool not working in Maya 2013

I am trying to insert joints to my character in Maya 2013 but joint tool is not working. I select skeleton/joint tool but when i click on my character to insert joints, i see no response. I checked ...
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Photoshop CC: render the 3d wireframe as a drawn 2d layer…?

I recently stumbled upon the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CC. I don't want to use them, but I could certainly use the wireframe grid that appears on top of the 3D objects because having access to it ...
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How to give color or texture to extruded part in photoshop?

Whenever I create a new 3D extrusion the extruded part or the width is always gray. Que 01 > Can I do something so that my image wraps the whole thing? Que 02 > Can I give it custom color?
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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 ...