Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Supported 3D file formats, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…If you have access to 3D models, perhaps a…3D logo that's already been built and extruded, you can…bring that into an application like Photoshop and pose it…or do basic things like spin the logo for animation.…There's a wide range of formats that are supported by Photoshop.…On the import only side is the 3D Studio format, typically the .3DS file.…And The Flash 3D format is only possible to export.…But, you will find support for very common…formats like Collada, Google Earth, as well as OBJs.…
When you're in Photoshop and you have…a video sized document open, let's just choose…one here for HD television, you could simply choose 3D, new 3D layer from file.…If you're using CS 5 or CS 6, you'll need an extended version of Photoshop.…But if you're using Creative Cloud, this support is built in.…Just choose new 3D layer from file.…Notice for example here, lots of different options.…There's the .DAE.…That's a Collada file.…
Clicking open, it'll bring it in and build a 3D layer.…There is my logo, and I have this as a 3D…
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows