May 10, 2010

Video: Using 3D stock objects in a Photoshop scene

The guys from 3DVIA show what’s possible:

Posted by John Nack at 9:01 AM on May 10, 2010

Comments

  • Ken Toney — 1:50 PM on May 10, 2010

    This is awesome, I will definately try this. I have not used the 3d tools in Cs4 much but I am going to get into it now that I have Cs5(extended). I am waiting on the software folks to update (NIK,OnOne, etc). Everyone so far has told me about a month on the upgrades.

  • Craig — 12:40 PM on May 11, 2010

    Cool but a little bit of dishonesty in the video. That’s probably about a 800 pixel image. NOT a poster. Unfortunately PS can barely (if at all) handle 3D at the actual resolution/size required for a poster – at least in my experience. If you’re making web “posters” go for it.

  • Phil Brown — 5:28 PM on May 11, 2010

    A good reason to move up to the 64bit version and add sufficient RAM to your system.

  • Scott Valentine — 7:46 PM on May 11, 2010

    You may have a point, Craig. Please post your poster dimensions and the required ppi resolution. I’d like to see how bogged down I get including 3D elements.

  • Craig — 6:25 AM on May 12, 2010

    24″x36″ at 300 dpi is about the minimum. That’s 7200px x 10800px.

  • Craig — 6:32 AM on May 12, 2010

    64 bit with 18 gigs of RAM should be doing the trick. : )

  • Phil Brown — 3:39 PM on May 12, 2010

    Have you tried CS5 on such a system?
    300dpi at that size – is that always necessary? Printing through an inkjet for a poster I would expect 240 or possibly even 180 to be plenty but perhaps you have another output method that always needs 300?

  • Jeff Foster - the PixelPainter — 4:40 PM on May 12, 2010

    This isn’t BS – everything he shows I have been able to reproduce, albeit on a slower machine. The problems I’ve encountered to date are 3D models with too much detail (fail) and the serious lack of animation controls on the timeline (keyframe interpolation similar to AE). Importing these 3D layers into AE is a joke since lighting controls are fixed in PS and interaction with AE’s 3D planes is non-existent.
    Adobe has a long ways to go to make any real 3D progress in either PS or AE. They need to get their act together in either app or the way the two talk to each other and give us at least a usable work-around to this crippled workflow for animation/motion graphics folks!

  • Craig — 8:31 AM on May 13, 2010

    CS5 – Yes.
    No need to bicker about poster resolution. Try to do what the guy in the video did at page size and 300 dpi. Let me know how it works out.

  • Smashing Photoshop — 11:03 AM on May 13, 2010

    Its great the way 3d assets can be used to create a 3d scene gives me an idea of creating a busy new york street with 3d buildings, roads and street lights.

  • Smashing Photoshop — 11:07 AM on May 13, 2010

    Its great the way 3d assets can be used to create a 3d scene gives me an idea of creating a busy new york street with 3d buildings, roads and street lights.

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