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Photoshop 3D for Animators by Rafiq Elmansy

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CHAPTER 8

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Textures and 3D Painting

Texturing and painting the 3D model is the second step after creating the model itself. Although the 3D polygon mesh has one solid color, in real life most models have texture and map effects applied to them, which helps create more realistic effects and higher rendering quality.

In the previous chapters, I covered how to import 3D content into Photoshop and how to create 3D content from scratch using 2D layers or built-in 3D content. When you create 3D content based on a 2D layer—such as postcards, built-in 3D objects, and 2D grayscale layers—the 3D model created uses the 2D layer as a texture or map for the ...

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