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Questions about 3D graphics, modeling, design and compositing.

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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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Character created with pen tool not showing on 3D label

Using the pen tool, I drew a character in Illustrator. When I was using the pen tool, I couldn't draw the entire character with one stroke i.e. one line that closes at the same point that it began. I ...
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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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How can I make this 3D logo effect in Photoshop?

I have a 2D logo but not sure where to start to create the 3d Logo pictured here. Is PS even where I should begin? I mainly want to copy the 3D effect and the neon outline/stroke but not necessarily ...
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Hello. How can I make this effect in illustrator?

Atached the ilustrator text effect
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Which software is used to do sculpt modeling? (Checkout the image in body) [closed]

Which software is used to create this type of 3d design? How this type of design is created?
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How to achieve this perceived 3D effect

How do you achieve this effect, I tried the 3D effect but I wasn't able to get the same results with it. I also tried the pen tool but again wasn't successful at it. I am using Adobe Illustrator.
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3D Grid for boxes

How to create 3d Grid for this boxes behind the black rectangle? I am using Adobe Illustrator. I tried create isometric grid for it, but it didn't fit. Thanks for help
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3D model from 2D mesh lines

I'm wondering just how feasible it would be to have a tool that would make a 3D mesh from simple 2D mesh lines, like the photos below, or if somehow this can be recreated from an already existing tool,...
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How would you go about recreating this chair in Sketchup?

I'm going to try to recreate this chair in Sketchup, but am still a bit in doubt on how to approach it. Since the website has quite clear front, side and 45° photos, I could imagine just making a cube ...
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UV problem with Soda Can (Maya Beginner)

Hi all I am making a Coke Can in Maya. I want to UV map it so I can add the texture of different sodas to it. I thought i was careful to use only one mesh and not have it all split into different ...
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How to make a pile of 3-D objects like this?

I'm new to Photoshop, and I was wondering how I would be able to create something like this but with real planets. What would be my best option to create this?
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Photoshop - Creating a prefab 3d rectangle for use in 2.5d game development

I'm semi new to Photoshop, so my terminology may be lacking which might be why I'm having problem locating anything on Google. What I'm curious is *if a prefab can be designed for a 3d square/...
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Creating a 3d illusion pattern

I want to make a pattern to etch on a table with a laser. What I want to do is start by generating a repeating pattern and then bend it in a way that makes it look like it's going in and out of the ...
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What kind of program can I use to make the following image?

Wondering how I can produce the same effect as the following image:
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Wrapping custom symbols around your drawing in Inkscape

In Adobe illustrator, one can create a custom symbol and then wrap it around any surface (say a face of a rectangle or a sphere). This feature is most likely under the advanced option of 3D and Bevel ...
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Trying to design a 3D sheet in inkscape

I am trying to obtain this effect of layered structure on the series of spheres that I have drawn. But skewing and rotating the spheres aren't resulting in the desired effect. Any hint on how do I go ...
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Best way to paint on a texture map?

Let's say I've got a UV map with defined edges of the certain elements of an object and white lines inside those edges. What is the best way to paint upon that? It seems a little bit unnatural (as I'm ...
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Apply custom modifications to the model in 3D software and export the TGA

My problem might not be quite clear from the title so it needs some further explanation here. I'm not limited to using Adobe Dimension that's just one piece of the software I'm trying out. What I want ...
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Why is my label not showing up on the bottle I made?

this issue has been driving me nuts for days. I have 3d revolved a bottle and made a logo, put it in symbols but when the time comes to map it onto the bottle, the label doesn't show up. I have no ...
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How to design something like this?

The shadows and the textured background. I have been trying to work on the adding noise in solid colour but have not been able to get the exact texture like this.
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Which software is used to create this book cover?

I am a book cover designer and I was looking for some inspiration. And then I stumbled upon this piece of artwork. I am pretty good at photoshop but I don't think it's made using the PS. Can someone ...
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Behind-Polygon rendered in front anomaly [closed]

I found a anomaly during software-development but I am unable to Understand what is going wrong or what did this caused. How to name that anomaly in a conversation with other developers (if there is ...
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The plug-in does not support the following material types: Material with type 'unknown' will be imported as a Phong material

I am new to Maya. I have a 3D model of an IKEA bed that has sheets, throw and else thing but I am only interested in the wooden bed. I was hoping to be able to import it into Maya (either of the fbx ...
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How do I make a mockup PSD file from a pair of 3D renders?

I'm not sure if this falls more into the domain of graphic design or 3DCG so I figured I'll just ask the experts at image manipulations first. Basically, I made a 3D scene in Blender of a paper bag so ...
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What is the difference between Poly Art and Cubism?

I have had some people tell me that Poly art isn't really an art style. They also refer to it as Cubism. The reason for my question is why do they call it Cubism when Picasso for my understanding of ...
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How would you create these types of abstract data visualization / mathematical forms graphics?

See attached for images of the graphics I'm looking to emulate. I have 3 questions: What software would you need to make graphics in these styles? Could they be done in illustrator? Or would you need ...
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Convert 3D plane of image into 2D image to be used as texture in blender

I'd like to take a section of the flooring (a section with no furniture on it) from the image below which has a perspective and convert it to a 2D image which I can then use as a texture file in a 3D ...
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