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How do you find right plane/perspective to place a product on a photo?

Someone on GD.SE commented that I don't know how light and perspective works. Moreover, the product I placed here near plant is in wrong plane. How do I know if it's right or wrong plane and ...
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How do I turn a 2D coin texture to a 3D image

I have created the following 2D coin texture: From this 2D textures, I'd like to create something like this: What is the best way to go about this? I tried using Blender, and I created this render: ...
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Software recommendation for basic 3D shapes

I want to draw a 3D structure diagram of a new device. Can you recommend a software to draw schematics like this one:
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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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xRef + Boole not creating areas at the border

I want to 3D-print an object I created in Cinema4D. For this I have to split it up into different parts so that the printing-space doens't get exceeded. Because I may want to change up some things in ...
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Why can ellipses be used to find squares in perspective drawing?

In Scott Robertson's How to Draw book he proposes a method for finding proportional squares using ellipses: (the "conditions" he mentions are described on the previous page and are simply that the ...
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How do I ensure a CMYK cyan that works in Red-Blue stereoscopic printing?

I've been given a solid black design that I have to print in a manner which is view-able through 3D red-blue stereoscopic glasses (Old school 50's cinema type) When I offset the design into Red-only ...
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How to create “wave”-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
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Convert ball-stick model to STL from the command line

I regularly have 3D models that consist of a Boolean union of balls and cylinders (molecule models, star maps, mathematical designs), that I then want to convert to a STL model for printing at ...
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Is holography technology accessible?

A client recently asked me if I was able to help him with a project to create a holographic 3D model on their business card, whose perspective would change as you orient the card, such as the mouse on ...
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Normal map problem because of softening the normals on low poly using “soften edge”

so I have this problem with generating the normal map, when I generate the normal map, the faces on the ends have a kinda weird "S" shape. I generated the normal map using xnormal. I tried baking the ...
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How can I change Photoshop's Extrusion Depth unit of measurement?

I have created the following image, by heading to 'Windows > 3D > Extrusion > Create' within Photoshop: I would now like to reduce its Extrusion Depth, using Millimeters as the unit of measurement. ...
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Replicate a 3d striped effect in Illustrator [closed]

How would you replicate this 3d striped effect? I'm thinking about revolving some shape and mapping a striped symbol onto it, but this shape looks more complicated than that.
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AfterEffects 3d - can I get an outline around an extrusion?

Ok, so Ive imported a path from illustrator into AE and made it 3d, so I have this - What I want is an outlined version, but of the extruded path. This is rough, but like this: Dynamic while it is ...
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I have some questions [closed]

1 - What is the difference between the following 3D programs and what is appropriate for work in terms of simplicity and professional capabilities Houdini FX Autodesk Maya ZBrush Blender 2 - Do ...
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how to create a UV mapping (?) of a texture onto a product photograph based on a calibration pattern

UPDATE: Here you can download high quality images of calibration patterns as well as them printed on socks if anyone wants to give this a go Pardon my lack of vocabulary, this is not my area of ...
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Synfig studio: how does one make generic animated skeletons

I have cutout characters which their bodies are made of limbs in separate images. Say, I have a generic humanoid skeleton, and I have animations which make this skeleton move, and I want any new model ...
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Upgrading videogame 3D assets to high quality 3D models

I have these assets from a videogame and I want to 3D print them. I am familiar with the general steps (turning the surfaces into a solid volume, slicing etc). The problem is, videogame models have ...
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how to limit translate of an object to just move on surface of another object in maya?

I want to be able to move the eye lens that I have created and limit its translate to just move along the surface of my eyeball and because my eyeball is round I don't know how to do it
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How do I make the tip of a vortex appear under the rest of the image?

I'm trying to replicate this image I found on the internet in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: When I made my Vortex by using the 3D Resolve effect, I couldn't get the tip of it (In the first photo, the ...
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Possible to move the “move gizmo” when editing an editable spline in Max

Is it possible to move the "Move Gizmo" or "Transform Gizmo" I've heard it called both (See Image 1) to a specific vertex, edge, face, spline, or whatever I'm modifying or fine-tuning? Image 1
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How to convert 3D model from .STL or .OBJ to a series of images covering every angle of the model?

There are a ton of ways to convert images to 3D models, but I'm interested going the other way: from a 3D model to a series of images. I need many images generated from one 3D model, the more the ...
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How to create light mask from image?

Basically there a 3D logo png I created with another software that can't do animation nor masks (exemple: https://www.pixelslogodesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/sculpteo-3D-300x300.jpg). I ...
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3d warp effect to place SVG text convincingly on a cylinder

I'm placing some dynamic text in a web application/ to 'fit' on this cylinder. I'm changing the SVG node to add the custom text - and I'm looking for a way to 'warp' it - so that it feels like it's a ...
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How to draw a winding on a toroid of a circular cross section?

How to draw a toroidal winding, when the wire has a circular cross section and the toroidal core has a circular cross section, as depicted on the picture below ? The shadings are not important. The ...
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Perspective 3D mapping for Top and Bottom view in Adobe Illustrator?

Creating a 3D Extrude & Bevel of a package in Adobe Illustrator, how can I reach the same angle and perspective for Top View and Bottom View of the same object? I can set the same Y and Z values, ...
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exporting Cinema 4D to PowerPoint

I want to make the most of using 3D models in PowerPoint, and I'm looking for a good workflow for this with Cinema 4D. Specifically, I'd like to know the ideal file type (.fbx, .obj or something else)...
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Set scale of object by giving distance between two points in 3D?

Is there any 3D modeling program (Blender, Meshmixer, etc.) that has this function: Select two points Give the program a dimension Program will scale entire model proportionally, so that the distance ...
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Transfer Attributes not transfering UVs [Maya]

I'm trying to retopologize an asset (a sweater) created in Marvelous Designer using Maya 2019. Following a tutorial, I created a new flat mesh on top of the original flattened mesh and adjusted the ...
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can you make textures in magicavoxel?

I'm working on a project that allows the player to purchase different skins. Can you make textures in MagicaVoxel? If not what are some good programs to make textures? I aiming to make blocky 3d ...
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How can I export this .ai file to SVG while maintaining full shape

I have the following hand drawn .ai file that I would like to convert to SVG for 3d printing with tinkercad. when I save as SVG however there is some clipping done to the paths and it turns out like: ...
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How to create embossed text in Cinema 4D. See example

How to create embossed text in Cinema 4D. See example
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Lighting setup for C4D

I'm learning lighting now and was curious how this pictures was made, maybe someone have idea what kind of light scheme used here
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Which is the best software to create 3D mockup from scratch? [duplicate]

I am always get stuck when I have to create a specific position/view/custom mockup. I want to design the mockup very realistic like the image. I can't find any options to create such mockup but I am ...
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How can I achieve similar lights for this 3D object?

The left one is my turn on recreating the image seen on the right. I've found quite similar aluminum/metal material and played with the bevel to make it as similar as I could, but I can't replicate ...
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How can I shoot huge cliffs for photogrammetry?

I'm not an expert of photogrammetry, but I'd like to know if there is a specific shooting method for large objects in order to use them into 3D apps. I'm not talking about textures, but capturing pure ...
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How to recreate this graphic? Cinema 4D, Illustrator or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I would love to recreate this black an white graphic. I guess the best way is to model it in Cinema 4D, export it to photoshop and put the dots on a smart object? How would you guys do it? Thanks a ...
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Sources for beautiful 3D models of humans

I can't seem to find beautiful models of humans in 3D. Here are some examples of what I am looking for. Where can I find models such as these?
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How to create 3D effect (relief) in lines (adobe illustrator)

How can you create this 3D rilief looking effect in lines like there is an object laying underneath. This question might already being asked on the forum, But can't find it.. Edit: Someone mentioned ...
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Creating a 3D Carousel in Figma

I'm a relative beginner attempting to create a 3D Carousel in Figma, I'm looking for any resources or tips that could be of assistance. Through searching I've sort of mapped out the steps this would ...
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How to make this “bumpy sphere” shape in C4D?

I'm new to Cinema 4D, but I can't figure out how to make this kind of shape. (Currently I have a spikey ball I made by selecting points and jutting them out. Can anyone point me in the right direction?...
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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How can I paint equirectangular (360 degree) images?

I am creating a web-based virtual reality video game using A-frame. The a-sky element requires an equirectangular image to fit into the sky of the game. I want this sky to be outer space, which is ...
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Adding texts with 3d perspective

I am new to AI and trying to write some texts on the buttons of the keyboard in the attached image: I would like to add few letters on the buttons with missing letters in such a way they look similar ...
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Bulge in the center of a bit of text

I'd like to create a bulge in a section of text that makes it looks like a sphere is pushing through. The below image is kind of what I'm going for. I would really appreciate any help on this.
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How to wrap a label to scale around a cylinder using photoshop 3D tools

I am trying to super impose a label design onto a jar label. But I'm tired of using the warp tool, and I need to make use of photoshops 3D tools. The photo already has an existing white label in the ...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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What software & method did Uber's design team use to create this graphic?

My company is trying to move into machine learning & we'd love to replicate an image like this for our debut product. If anyone has an idea as to what software Uber used, that would be helpful. I'...
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Which drawing technique should I take when learning to draw?

I'm a completely beginner who want to learn 3D Modelling. From what I learned from some online document, I at least need basic drawing skill, which could help me a lot for learning 3D Modelling. When ...
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2D illustration to animate into 3D gif? [closed]

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I am looking to make a flat, circular-bound illustration into a 3D coin (with a different back) and rotate ...