3D Mockup files


#1

Hi I am considering becoming and Author on this site and I wondered whether anyone can share the techniques used to create 3D mock up files.

I have a working knowledge of Cinema 4D and Im quite adept on Photoshop however what I am unable to work out is how authors of these files have been able to embed the 3D data in a photoshop smart object so that graphics can be wrapped around curved 3D surfaces, can anyone help please?

Much appreciated.

Dan


#2

There are a few methods but the one I mainly use is by using the Warp Transform tool.

Check these tutorials out for more details:



http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/prototype_packaging_using_photoshop_smart_objects.html
http://www.pixeden.com/psd-tutorials/how-to-make-a-catalog-photoshop-mockup-tutorial

Ultimatly the more complex the design, the more creative you might have to be in order to wrap your design around the mock up.

Hope this helped.

Rob


#3

Thanks very much Rob, those links will come in very useful.

How about more complex items such as flags where the graphic will need to wrap in multiple directions?

Is there a way of utilising the material layer in the 3D program to handle to surface wrapping in photoshop?


#4

To accomplish realistic “wrapping” of some art or texture to the stuff such as the flag and t-shirt, you can use the displace filter in Photoshop:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=displace+filter+in+photoshop


#5

Great, thanks for you’re help markus, just what i was after


#6

If you use Photoshop Extended, you can import a 3D model and all textures that are assigned in Cinema become 3D texture layers in Photoshop already mapped in the correct way on the model. These 3D textures layers work similar to smart objects. But your customers also need Photoshop Extended to work with that file.


#7
LowInk said

There are a few methods but the one I mainly use is by using the Warp Transform tool.

Check these tutorials out for more details:



http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/prototype_packaging_using_photoshop_smart_objects.html
http://www.pixeden.com/psd-tutorials/how-to-make-a-catalog-photoshop-mockup-tutorial

Ultimatly the more complex the design, the more creative you might have to be in order to wrap your design around the mock up.

Hope this helped.

Rob

Very helpful links…Thanks!