Chapter 9

Illustrating 3D Models

Creating photo-realistic renderings from 3D models is an extremely complicated and time-consuming process that many architects outsource to experts in 3ds Max, Maya, or other high-end 3D packages. This chapter is about using the Extended version of Photoshop to go in the opposite direction: creating non–photo-realistic illustrations based on 3D models. The bonus is that non–photo-realistic illustration is a relatively fast process. Instead of trying to perfectly simulate reality, there is power in telling your visual story by using abstract and artistic methods.

Chapter Contents

  • Illustrating with smart filters
  • Illustrating with render settings
  • Using painterly approaches to illustrating models

Illustrating ...

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