3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists. Conquering the Third by Bill Byrne

By Bill Byrne

Add 3D on your mograph skillset! For the skilled second artist, this lavishly illustrated, four colour publication offers the necessities to development and compositing 3D components into your 2nd international of movie and broadcast. innovations and methods are provided in concise, step by step tutorials, hundreds and hundreds of that are featured all through. Featured purposes comprise Photoshop, Illustrator, After results, and Cinema 4D.

Lessons contain exploring the multiplied 3D performance of the Adobe artistic Suite functions (After results, Photoshop, and Illustrator) via a chain of useful tutorials. extra complex classes then persist with, with tutorials and perception supplied in particularly geared classes for 2nd artists operating in Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, and ZBrush.

4-color presentation is extra more suitable by way of a variety of sidebars, information, and "gotchas" to observe for through-out the publication. The DVD comprises hours of venture records with which you could paintings alongside the tutorials within the book.

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Under Bevel you can change the shape of the edge contour. If you want to bloat the front surface of your type, the Inflate section has options for that. 62 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D Interview: Luc Dimick Lucas Dimick is an artist and an award-winning independent animator. He works in a wide range of media from paint on canvas to hand-drawn and computer animation. As well as making art, Lucas has also worked professionally as a graphic and motion graphic artist in New York and Denver. Lucas’s animations have been screened at The Big Muddy, Boston Underground, and Chicago Underground film festivals.

Now you’ll see, moving from left to right, that the plane rises according to grayscale level. Below you’ll see a more complex ­gradient and what happens. 10 As I am sure you are starting to see, there’s a lot of excellent potential for using 3D Mesh From Grayscale. 44 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D Creating a 3D Flower Using 3D Mesh from Grayscale 1. Make a new Photoshop document. Use the NTSC DV preset under Film and Video. 2. Use the Fill Pixels mode in the options bar. Create your oval on a diagonal by clicking and dragging from the upper left to the lower right.

Creating Textures To begin building our 3D scene, we need to make some 3D objects and backgrounds. To start making our planets, we’ll begin with painting a planet surface. There are many ways to make textures in Photoshop. In this section we’ll use one widely known technique to create a surface that will look like terrain. 1. Make a new Photoshop document and choose the NTSC DV preset from the Film and Video list under presets. 2. Choose two terrain style colors; I’m using a light blue and dark green, but it doesn’t really make a big difference which colors are used as long as one is fairly bright and the other is dark.

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