Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching, part of Photoshop: 3D Printing.
Photoshop has had basic 3D capabilities for a few years now, so this course is only going to touch on the basics of those features. I'll review the fundamentals of navigating the 3D interface, but then quickly get into the tools specific to 3D printing. For this reason, you may want to familiarize yourself with 3D in Photoshop by watching Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One 3D Fundamentals with Deke McClelland. You also might want to watch Up and Running with 3D in Photoshop CS5 Extended with Uli Staiger.
This course uses the new 3D printing tools in the 14.2 version of Photoshop CC. In this course, I'm going to be importing 3D objects as well as making some simple models within Photoshop. If you don't have any experience with 3D modeling, don't worry. I'm only going to be doing the simplest of operations. I'm also going to call out any keystrokes that I use, so you should be able to follow along, even if you're not a Photoshop master.
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