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How to generate sharp anime style shadows in substance painter?

I'm trying to achieve a 2d/hand painted look for my 3d models and i wanted to know if there is a faster way to have sharp anime style shadows on my models instead of just painting it manually. I'm ...
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cannot colour a 3d object in illustrator

I have made my first 3d image in illustrator, I cannot work out how to colour it. It does not seem to respond to flat colours, not sure if its my pc that is the problem, or something I am not doing. ...
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3D perspective - where should internal lines go on prism

I am trying to draw a mathematical shape (prism) in 3D but having trouble creating the diagram so the 3D perspective looks good. I essentially want a rectangle on top of a trapezium as the cross-...
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What free online or self install tools is best to make 3d Logo

Does anyone knowx what is the best and easiest tool to start creating similar kind of square/round logo raised in a 45 degree platform thats comes with shadow shown in this example image. I managed ...
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Extrude and Bevel a group of characters with some in front of others and the front characters occluding those behind

How might I take a character sequence such as "ABC" and achieve a 3D effect with A in front of and partially occluding B, and B in front of and partially occluding C. I also want to make ...
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How do I fix textures in Adobe Substance 3D Stager only rendering correctly on one plane?

I've created a simple disk model with a chamfer and fillet. I'm using an Adobe substance for texturing. I'm using Adobe Substance 3D Stager (though I had this same issue Adobe Dimension, which is ...
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Perspective of 3D objects in Inkscape

I drew a 3D wedge shape in Inkscape (see below). I want to create a stack of total 6 wedges. The top one is depicted in the picture. The second one is below it and turns 15 degrees clockwise about the ...
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Zbrush Displacement export problem

When i export the displacement map without smooth uvs it generates this kind of low poly bake artifact, please If someone knows what is happening let me know, thanks
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How to draw illustrative 3d physics diagrams like below?

How to draw 3d illustrative physics pictures as above? Is inkscape capable of doing it (might be possible but afaik it is tedious), or should I use a cad tools like FreeCAD or Blender to achieve the ...
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preparing image files for lenticular print job

I'm designing a lenticular sticker to promote an album. I'm confused about certain fundamental aspects of the artwork preparation. I understand that I need to provide a distinct layer/image for each '...
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Building a curved beam in 3D

I am currently building a Torii gate from this concept image, but am having issues building the top cross beam. I have used the bend deform, but I feel that I am not efficiently solving this problem. ...
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Am I using the subtract tool wrong in Sketchup?

It's my first attempt to making a staircase with a 3' curved knee wall as a railing. I am trying to remove a portion of the curved wall along a staircase to do this. I tried to use the solid tools ...
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How to support the columns of a second level of an hypaethral building with reduction in space by height?

In this multi-leveled hypaethral building model there is a problem that the columns of the second floor aren't directly situated on the columns of the first floor. How to support the columns of the ...
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Methods to create a dotted complex shape. is it possible or do I need to use another tool?

I see illustrations like this and wonder how to create something like this (see the example below). What tool should I use? Is there a lesson on how to create one?
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Cannot get spot lights and point lights to illuminate subject in Photoshop

Im trying to make a BMW logo. I have a white text label with 'BMW' as the text value and Im creating a 3D layer from "New 3D excrusion from selected layer" Everything seems to function in 3D ...
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How does material design handles 3D object?

I am making a logo for my site. The site generator, Material for MkDocs, uses Material Design v1, so I want to use this design for consistency. The idea of the logo is a cube, representing objects (...
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Strange artifacts appearing in Illustrator 3D extrude & bevel for curved paths

I am trying to make a 3D graphic using Illustrator. The graphic is supposed to consist of a cuboidal structure that is bent in some regions. I have been able to make the graphic by first making the 2D ...
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HELP with wireframing 3d artwork

I want to create this but im having trouble with creating it with extruding. Any recommendations? I want to fill the font and leave the bottom transparent exactly like this
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drawing front view of 3D objects in inkscape

Hi, I am trying to draw the figure shown here using inkscape. I can create a cubiod/slab but I am not getting this view. I don't know how to rotate it. I guess rotation is not possible as it is only a ...
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how to put a 3d scan as a simple circulating object on a website?

i'm new to 3d scans and just downloaded POLYCAM yesterday. what programs are needed for simple editing those files? making it more complex, adding text or atmospheric things, another object. or: i ...
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Incorporating 3D (Blender) into poster / print design

I want to start designing posters that have 3D elements on them... like the below example where the glass objects interact with the design of the poster. I'm under the impression that the only way to ...
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Can anyone explain to me how to achieve this look? Looks 3d Extruded

I am trying to create a graphic using a technique like this and I have tried 3d extrusion and get a super ugly result. I am curious if anyone can help me understand how to get it in a color with the ...
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Adobe Illustrator and wireframes: How to remove hidden lines?

In Adobe Illustrator, I create a mesh grid, transform it to obtain an isometric perspective, and then apply an Envelope Distort from a mesh to obtain a bulge that resembles a bivariate (3D) Gaussian ...
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How I can make physical exercise illustrations?

Like this: I think this created with a specific program, because I've seen this 3d model at 10+ different site. I did research for 6 hours, but I can't find it.
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Including vectorized 3d drawings of objects in a printed document

When in need to draw an illustration in 2d or even 3d, one can use a mark-up language like svg or pgf. Both produce vector based illustrations, they are good and can produce very nice results. One ...
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Workflow for embedding corporate-looking 3D models into presentation slides

I have recently discovered Pitch and on their website https://pitch.com they are using a lot of 3D assets blended into the 2D slide designs. I've seen this style of corporate design at several other ...
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How to draw a fake 3D shape from stroke lines?

Want to draw fake shapes from multiple stroke lines like the image below. As far as I know, it can be done by manually dragging the lines, but it's a hard job on complex shapes, and it's slow and not ...
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Flying cards effect

How can I recreate the flying cards effect? Can this be done in adobe illustrator? 3d effect? I want to use my own objects but th same way (3d ribbon effect)
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Make bevel for extruded curves

I want to make a stamp from vector image with such a profile: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 32 32"> <path d="M21.32 11.71h9.23v.82q-1.91.17-...
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Modelling a bottle?

I'm trying to model a bottle made for sunscreen in SketchUp Make, however Cinema 4D works too. I am proficient enough at the programs to make basic circular shapes, but there's a slanted edge at the ...
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3D Problem in Photoshop: Model becomes a hole in a Rectangular Prism

Every time I try to create a custom shape using the pen and turn it into 3D, it becomes a "hole" in a rectangular prism instead of being the inverse. I am an amateur so pardon if the ...
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What is this design called and how to do it?

Recently I came across few images which I liked but not sure what there are called and how there are created. Which software is used? If possible please provide tutorial Blog as well for my reference. ...
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How to make sure that 3d cubes can be distinguished without color?

I am preparing figures that will be displayed on screen but also printed in black & white. These figures contain several 3d cube shapes that need to be distinguished from one another. Here is one ...
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Bad result in saving SVG if Illustration is complex

If I save an SVG of an Illustrator graphic it is unsatisfying. How can I save SVG files with complex graphics with shading and 3D effects?
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What is a good software to make technical and/or schematic illustrations about space and orbital dynamics?

I'm currently using Inkscape to make some sketches as reference frames and simple drawings regarding space and orbital dynamics. But I've some difficulties when I have to draw an ellipse, its focus ...
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Changing fill after Extrude and Bevel, Expand ILLUSTRATOR

In Illustrator, I have an object that is curved and which I created with extrude and bevel, and then Object⇾Expand. Is there a way to now change the color of the object and keep the shading of Extrude ...
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Capture lettering from cylindrical object and generate SVG for laser engraving

I've got an cylindrical object that has already been laser engraved. And I've got an identical object, with sticker instead of engraving. I want to capture the lettering, generate a SVG file and laser ...
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How to achieve a natural looking 3D rotation for a 2D image

The following perspective effect was done with CSS: rotateY(-35deg) rotateX(15deg) translate3d(0, 0, 0) Link to see it live I have tried to achieve the same effect with the free transform of some ...
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How to go about making a 3D contour map

Relatively new to graphic design; I wanted to ask how to go about creating a 3D contour map reminiscent of this hand-cut art piece. Is it something that requires 3D software like Dimension or Blender, ...
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3d virtual exhibition stand

I would like to make an online 3d virtual exhibition stand (visitors of the website should be able to "go" through the 3D stand-model and by chance click on the items or watch the videos on ...
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I am very new to this world of graphics design. I have noticed that some drawing look 3D but I have no clue what's making them perceived like that. For example how can I turn a circle to look like a ...
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Does this fall under 2D Animation or 3D Animation?

I have been searching hard for past few weeks and not been able to find even single video on youtube, etc. which can show how to create a video like this. I am not sure if this is done in Adobe ...
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Critique Request: Improving logo for a Steam Group

Hey folks - can I get some critique, suggestions? I'm looking to rework my logo for the Fixed Camera Appreciation Society group on Steam, aiming to improve clarity/readability, cohesion and overall ...
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Remove black streaks in AI [duplicate]

I just started learning Illustrator and I attempted to create a book logo. Everything worked out, except when I tried to create a 3D effect (extrude and bevel), some unpleasant black streaks appeared ...
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Illustrator: How can you interlock chain links when each chain link is above and under another?

I've tried all afternoon to create these thick black (which will be 3D) interlocking chain links and have had no success. I've tried recreating the chains in pieces, I tried using the scissor tool, ...
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How do you make a 3D border in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to recreate this effect with the slightly shaded 3D border. I'd love to create a template so that I can more easily showcase my websites in a good looking way. The closest that I've been ...
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Vanishing point in perspective projection

I synchronised with @David k's first and second answer regarding perspective and parallel projection. From the first question I understand that image on the screen is typically described in horizontal ...
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save 3d effect as preset?

How can I save custom 3d effect (just degrees and perspective) as a preset to use in other projects and easily reapply? I know that if I make a 3d effect i can go to effect-> apply rotate. But I ...
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How to clean up/straighten 3D models from photogrammetry or scan

3D models from scans or photogrammetry contain models of buildings that are all messed up, contain many angles, and have no straight lines aka 'walls'. Is there a way to clean this up, essentially ...
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Clone Stamp on multiple layers/files with their own clone source?

I'm asking in most regard of Photoshop techniques/plugins, but I'm also open to other software. In the application of 3D, a lot of times artists need to clone stamp multiple layers/files with each of ...
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