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[Tutorial] Painting on 3D models in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Basic Help and Navigation' started by SimDesigners, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. SimDesigners

    SimDesigners Well-Known Member

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    I had suggested this in a thread a while back- finally got around to making a video tutorial on this. If you have Photoshop CS4 or newer, you might find this pretty useful :)

    Placing decals on 3D models in Photoshop CS4+ on Vimeo
     
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  2. David24

    David24 Paint Crew Paint Crew

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    Is this only for the extended version?
     
  3. SimDesigners

    SimDesigners Well-Known Member

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    Could be- I've honestly never used anything but the extended version. Do you have the regular version?
     
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    David24 Paint Crew Paint Crew

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    I have a portable version...I tried to do it once but one of the menu options was greyed out.
     
  5. PepsiRacer4

    PepsiRacer4 The One and Only

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    Thanks Dan. Could you send the obj file my way or can I access it myself?
     
  6. SimDesigners

    SimDesigners Well-Known Member

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    I just deleted the OBJ lol- but it's easy to do yourself.

    Load up the car you wanna use into 3d studio max and hide out the parts you don't need (usually just leaving the shell of the car). Select it and go File > Export Selected. There's a dropdown menu under the spot you fill in the file name- select Wavefront OBJ (if I recall right) from that menu. Don't need any additional fancy settings- 3D Max's defaults are all you need.
     
  7. PepsiRacer4

    PepsiRacer4 The One and Only

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    Unfortunately I don't have 3ds Max because I can't afford it. I was gonna get it from a friend but he can't give it to me at this time.
     
  8. JasonRSC

    JasonRSC Former SRD Crew Member

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    Excellent tutorial, Dan! Much appreciated!
     
  9. PepsiRacer4

    PepsiRacer4 The One and Only

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    If anyone could, could someone send me the .obj for the Ford and Toyota since the cars I do use those models? Thanks if you can.
     
  10. mgcastro

    mgcastro Former SRD Staff

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    Formidable tutorial.

    I have rendered nr2003 .obj models in Photoshop CS4 Extended a year ago or so and something curious happened when making the scene. Some weird-positioned gray polygons appeared on the models and that just not looked good. I browsed through the rendering options and hit the remove backfaces checkbox, then some of the gray polygons disappeared, but at the same time some of the car interior textures dissapeared. It was very frustrating, I manged to photoshop it to have a decent output:

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    These gray polygons also appeared on another 3d modeling program called Strata 3D which I was testing, but these do not seem to appear on 3Ds Max, have you experienced this before?
     
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    SimDesigners Well-Known Member

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    I've kind of learned through use of other 3D programs that Max doesn't handle polygons the best. When I import things from it to the program I do use (Modo), I'm often having to correct stuff on the model that the original modeler was doing for the sake of Max. Not that it's their fault, its just how the program is.
     
  12. MattyO

    MattyO Well-Known Member Admin

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    Awesome tutorial Dan!

    Thank you for this.
     
  13. Alan Harkleroad

    Alan Harkleroad SRD Site Administrator Admin

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    Absolutely wonderful tutorial. Very helpful.
     
  14. Jason Roush

    Jason Roush Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work!!!
     
  15. DERacing

    DERacing SRD's Resident Lunatic!

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    Great Job Dan. Havent tried this yet but it looks very promising especially for the base painters.
     
  16. Phantomguy24

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    This is really cool. Is there any way someone could post the .obj files for those of us who don't have 3ds max though?
     
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