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Photoshop 3D for Animators

Book Description

Photoshop is not just for photographers anymore. Photoshop 3D for Animators is one of the only titles available that discusses 3D Photoshop techniques specifically for animators. Now with Adobe CS5, 3D Digital artists can integrate 3D models into Photoshop or create 3D models in Photoshop with the high capability to customize, edit and animate.

With Photoshop 3D for Animators, explore the new 3D tools and techniques that will enhance your animation pipeline and workflows with the Adobe Suite softwares, including After Effects and Flash. Explore the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop and expand your 3D expertise with the comprehensive guide to Adobe 3D toolset for animators. Customize Adobe CS5 tools for your specific, animation workflow and integrate your 3D models with Adobe Flash and the entire Adobe Suite platform with ease. Learn to manipulate 3D images as well as import 3D content from the Adobe creative suite. With in-depth, step-by-step tutorials, explore lighting, digital painting, texturing and rendering for 2D and 3D the power of Adobe Photoshop software. Enhance your digital workflow and expand your expertise with this hands-on guide to Photoshop CS5. Includes a DVD with source files, working samples and models.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Is This Book for You?
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Online Support
  8. 1. System Configuration and 3D in Photoshop CS5
    1. Hardware Resources Utilization
    2. Getting the Most Out of the Photoshop Workspace
    3. The New 3D World in Photoshop
    4. Summary
  9. 2. Getting into the 3D World
    1. 3D Concepts and Terms
    2. Animation
    3. Summary
  10. 3. Managing Resources Using Adobe Bridge
    1. Adobe Bridge Anatomy
    2. Compact Mode
    3. Mini Bridge
    4. Adobe Bridge Preferences
    5. Batch Rename
    6. Save Images as PDF and Web Gallery
    7. Summary
  11. 4. Working with 3D Files
    1. 3D File Formats
    2. Importing 3D Objects
    3. Working with the Mesh Shadows
    4. Editing the 3D Model Meshes
    5. DICOM Files
    6. Summary
  12. 5. Working with 3D Tools in Photoshop
    1. Using the 3D Object Control
    2. The 3D Camera Control Tools
    3. Working with the 3D-Axis Tool
    4. Rotate View Tool
    5. 3D Mesh Tools
    6. Editing 3D Objects Using the 2D Tools
    7. Summary
  13. 6. 3D Objects in Photoshop
    1. 3D Postcard
    2. 3D Shapes
    3. 3D Meshes from 2D Grayscale Layers
    4. New Volume from Layers
    5. 3D Meshes
    6. Summary
  14. 7. Working with Repoussé
    1. The Repoussé Dialog Box
    2. Summary
  15. 8. Textures and 3D Painting
    1. Texture
    2. 3D Painting
    3. Summary
  16. 9. Working with Light
    1. Infinite Light
    2. Spot Light
    3. Image-Based Light
    4. Point Light
    5. Summary
  17. 10. 3D Camera
    1. 3D Camera Rotate Tool
    2. Camera Views
    3. Custom Views
    4. Working with the Ground Plane
    5. Working with Multiple Cameras
    6. Summary
  18. 11. Understanding Animation in Photoshop and 3D Animation
    1. Photoshop Timeline
    2. Creating a 3D Timeline Animation
    3. Frame Animation
    4. Creating a Frame Animation
    5. Summary
  19. 12. Render Preparations
    1. 3D Render Settings
    2. Rendering Examples
    3. Summary
  20. 13. Rendering Animation for Video and Image Sequences
    1. Location
    2. File Options
    3. Range
    4. Render Options
    5. Summary
  21. 14. Integration Between Photoshop and Flash
    1. Prepare Files in Photoshop
    2. Importing File to Flash as Sequence Images
    3. PSD Importer
    4. Importing a File to Flash as Video
    5. Summary
  22. 15. Integration Between Photoshop and After Effects
    1. The Integrated Photoshop Resources
    2. Import Photoshop Files to After Effects
    3. Understanding the After Effects Timeline
    4. 3D Objects in After Effects
    5. Applying After Effects Presets
    6. Export 3D Animation in After Effects
    7. Render 3D Animation in After Effects
    8. Summary
  23. 16. Working with Third-Party Tools
    1. DAZ Studio 3D
    2. Strata 3D CX Suite
    3. 3DVIA
    4. Summary
  24. Index