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Creating a flat, 2D logo with 3D Illusion

I'm an apprentice designer and I often visit websites like Logopond in search of inspiration for some illustrations and logos. I see many logos realized like this, meaning they look 2D flat while ...
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Simple 3D Renders [closed]

I'm looking for some tips on software, methods etc. that would allow me to quickly do renders like the one shown here (note: I'm a mac user). I'm aware of the following software packages, Blender ...
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Does ray tracing render time depend linearly on image resolution? [closed]

(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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cut cylinder shape in to 2 parts

i'm very new to MAYA [version-2013] .i need to create 3d threaded rod for mechanical simulation .i found nicely modeled 3d nail and i know i can take a rod by removing head of the nail so i want to ...
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How to creat a bump-map from a image

I need to make bump-map for objects like shirts or sofa that I could apply new patterns to it so how should convert the following shirt into this: ? How can I make bump-map for this? Thanks
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A spiral tube shape by autodesk 3d max

How can I draw a spiral tube shape by autodesk 3d max like that Thanks
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Mixing of shaders in 3DS Max 2010

As a Blender user, I know that shaders are mixed in a way that there’s always a 1.000 value in the mixing, because the mixing works as a transitional number between the first shader and the second ...
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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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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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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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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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Photoshop - How to add texture to a 3D object retaining the original colours of the texture being?

I tried to add custom material a 3D сuboid. Below is a screenshot of three stages of adding custom material to the face of a 3D object: the original material with the Shine, Reflection, Roughness ...
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Photoshop 3D - creating textures to the correct size for each face

Is there a way to create new face textures, in Photoshop 3D, that match the dimensions of the objects face. By default the original texture, for the face of an object, is set the dimensions of the ...
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Can't delete vertices in Maya

I've switched from C4D and Blender to Maya and bumped into few problems. One of this problems is why sometimes I can't delete vertices? I've tried Delete, Backspace, Ctrl+Delete, Ctrl+Backspace, ...
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positioning elements in photoshop with 3d postcard

when using 3d postcard from layer in photoshop, is there a way to save or repeat the same action on other layers. To place the elements at the same place in space ? is there s a way to save the ...
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What is this style of graphics called? Is there easier alternative to blender to recreate something similar? [duplicate]

What is this style of graphics called? When I searched 3D graphics on google, I could not find very helpful links. I know software like Blender is made for 3D graphics. But, this particular one ...
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Exporting ray-traced 3D animation Photoshop CC

I have a 3D logo made in photoshop and I made a basic 3D rotation animation. I ray-trace the object but when I export it, it appears that it's not ray-traced and looks bad. I've tried all the 3D ...
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Rendering shadows against transparant background [closed]

I want to render out isometric sprites for a 2d game. But I need to have the shadow captured against a transparent background. If I use a plane with a matte material the alpha is completely white. ...
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How can I select and delete parts of a single 3d layer in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015?

I imported an obj. file to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and the whole 3d model came as a single layer. It is a 3d racing suit model and I want to delete arms of the suit. I know I could use the quick ...
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How to create 3D Box designs with User-Generated Dimensions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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Anamorphic Design Process

I'm hoping that designers that can lend their expertise on anamorphic designs. It is not a new concept but not a lot of info on how it can be done easily. What are the steps involved to create ...
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professor would like a 3d form made from laser cutting , from an illustrator file

My professor would like a 3D form made from laser cutting from an Illustrator file. Its needs to be fairly intricate because its supposed to be a human form. On all the blogs I have looked at ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...