Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying textures for color printing, part of Photoshop: 3D Printing.
…Although most printers are monochromatic, just printing in…the color of the raw material itself, some 3D…prints can be made in full color, for…example, with the full color sandstone material on shapeways.…Photoshop is fully capable of painting or importing these color texture maps.…In this video, I'll show you how to create and…import color maps so that you can print in full color.…Depending on the format of the model, an existing texture map may…or may not get applied to the model automatically when you import it.…
If a texture map exists but it doesn't get…applied in Photoshop, we can always import it manually.…So let's make sure we've got our 3D layer selected.…Now let's go into the 3D palette.…Now I want to find the model that is the reptiloid.…So its the OBJ mesh, this is what we…imported, and let's click on its initial shading group.…This is basically the material that's applied to it.…So let's go up to diffuse, and diffuse is…kind of a fancy way of saying just the color.…And let's click on this texture box.…
In this course, Ryan Kittleson shows you how to import 3D models or create your own right inside Photoshop. You can use texture maps, opacity maps, and bump maps to define the details and then export the models in print-ready formats. The finished models can then be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.
This course was created by Ryan Kittleson. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Importing 3D files
- Applying textures for color printing
- Combining multiple models
- Making models hollow
- Printing with various material types
- Printing fine detail