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How to proportionately rescale a 3D model by a specified amount in Maya?

I'm working with Maya for a uni course and still really green with it. I've got (what is probably) a fairly simple issue. So apologies if this is really basic. Basically we've been building a ...
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PS CS6: Texture Painting on a 3d model

I've been using Photoshop proper for quite a while, but have just recently started working with the 3d aspect. I have some tileable 2d images as source (human skin) and some importable 3d models ...
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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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How can I rotate (twist) a particle field in 3D Studio Max?

I have a particle array emitting from an orb rising out of "goop" that I want to twist as they emit, to where it forms a tornado like effect around the object. How can the PArray be modified to do ...
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Photoshop 3D Cube Rounded Corners

I have a cube that I created in Photoshop CS6 using the 3D tools. However, I want the corners on the cube to be rounded, similar to those on dice. How can I accomplish this? Here is an example of ...
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Disable automatic cutaway view in Google Sketchup

I work with Sketchup quite often to make 3D graphics for use in AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc. and with the most recent update (sketcup 2013), I have noticed an extremely annoying bug/feature that in ...
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Easy way to split a terrain mesh into sections?

I've created a piece of 3D terrain and converted it to Wavefront OBJ. It is 64 x 24 x 64 units in size. Is there a quick way to split the terrain mesh into 8 x 24 x 8 sections? I don't want to ...
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Designing a laser cut cube

I'm designing the net of a cube that can be laser cut such that it fits together seamlessly. I know this can be done, and I've seen a couple of examples on the net. I have made the net with a jig saw ...
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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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Is there a tool that converts Adobe Illustrator's 3D Rotate effect to SVG or CSS transforms?

I'd like to export a graphic as SVG, and it contains text that has a 3D Rotate effect applied to it. Saving as SVG this expands my text to outlines :( I'd like it instead to output <text> ...
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Illustrator - How to rearrange cut 3d paths align accurately after a cut in the original 3d path

Desired Effect: To achieve 3d paths circling around one another like twisted wires/ribbons (eg: 's' over 's' reflected). I drew two 2d paths one over the other with overlapping sections -> ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to create an edge between two vertices in Maya to create a pyramid-like shape

So I'm going to write this question, and I hope it won't get shut down for some reason... or at least not until I get an answer :) I'm trying to turn a flat surface in maya into a pyramid-type shape. ...
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Adobe photoshop CC 3d rendering issue

I'm having an issue where when I render a 3d image the final image is way off from what I intended. I was wanting to go for a lighting noir look but the final render removes all my lighting ...