Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Printing fine detail with bump maps, part of Photoshop: 3D Printing.
…Bump maps are a type of texture map that create the illusion of fine detail.…They are used in illusion and games when it would…be too computationally expensive to have a super high resolution model.…However, with 3D printing, you can get away with very dense models.…For this reason, Photoshop has added a feature…which converts these maps into actual, physical printable details.…Lets see how it works.…So, I've got this bull exercise file loaded.…Now, I want to put a bump map on it.…
Now, I can load in a bump map that was made in another program.…So, let's go to the 3D palette and let's go to OBJ's Material.…Now, let's go up to the Material Properties.…And you're going to have to scroll down.…And click on Bump.…And let's load the material into the Bump channel.…Load Texture.…Okay, so in the exercise files chapter one, folder 0108 we've got bull bump.jpeg.…And you can see it's a gray scale image.…So, in this image any dark areas are recessed…areas and any light areas are parts that bump outwards.…
Just…go ahead and open that.…
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