O'Reilly logo

3D Photoshop: Imagine • Model • Create by Steve Caplin

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8. Importing 3D objects

The easiest way to make a 3D model in Photoshop should be to import one from elsewhere. Photoshop is able to handle a variety of 3D formats, featuring most popular file types – and even including types such as .kmz, used by Google Sketchup, and the 3D printing format .stl.

But importing 3D models isn’t always straightforward. In this chapter we’ll look at how to import and manipulate 3D objects, and we’ll take a look at what happens when importing goes wrong.

Photoshop can import a range of 3D model formats, but by no means all the formats that are available. The list on the right shows the file types Photoshop can currently work with.

If you want to use files in a different format from those listed, there are applications ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required