Become familiar with lighting and color effects in Microsoft Paint 3D. In this video, George shows how to use the Effects menu in Paint 3D to change the overall color of a scene. He then shows how to manipulate lighting in the scene to add highlights and shadow to the 3D objects.
- [Instructor] If you want to add a little bit more life to your 3D images, you can use Paint 3D's effects. Let's go ahead and create a simple 3D scene. I'm going to go into Remix 3D and let's go ahead and just search for a car. So I'm going to type in C-A-R for car and let's take a look at what we've got. My list may be a little bit different than yours, but I'm going to go ahead and choose this little convertible here, it's called Shift Gray Car and I'm going to place it in my project.
Now you can use any car you want, but I find this one shows the effect pretty nicely. I'm going to go ahead and scale this down and place it towards the bottom of my canvas. In this mode we have the car, but if we want to get a little bit more pizzazz to our scene, we can add in what are called effects. Effects have two components, one is the background color.
So if I want, I can change the color, and as you can see, it's changing the reflections on the car. So if I change, for example, to this color here, you can see how it kind of changes the overall tone of the scene. It depends on what sort of objects you have and what color they are, but you'll find one that you like the best. And once you have that, you can then change the lighting using this light wheel. Notice as how as I move the light through the scene, it changes where the highlights sit in the vehicle.
If it's over here, I'm getting a really nice glow along the top. Move it over to the other side, I'm starting to get a little bit more of a front sort of lighting. And again, you can change this depending upon what base color you have, as well as the lighting. As you can see, we've got two ways to add effects in Paint 3D. We can change the background color and overall lighting and then we can change the direction of the light using the light wheel.
- Drawing 3D objects
- Painting on 3D objects
- Using stickers
- Working with text
- Adding effects
- Importing and exporting