Chapter 7

Compositing Imagery from 3D Applications

Compositing is the art of creating a new image by combining images from different sources. In the context of a workflow with other 3D applications, compositing involves mixing pre-rendered components in Photoshop to produce a final composition. This chapter uses Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 for its examples, but you can use any high-end 3D application. Compositing in Photoshop is much more immediate than rendering in 3D applications because changes are generally updated in real time.

Chapter Contents

  • Compositing render elements in 3ds Max Design 2011
  • Compositing image elements in Photoshop
  • Narrowing the depth of field

Compositing Render Elements from 3ds Max Design 2011

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