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3d paper shape and mapping


gurps

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Hi All,

I need to create a 3d illustration of a wax strip and also map a pattern on to it - attached is a reference of the kind of thing I want to create and also the pattern that i want to map on to the shape. Is this something I could do in Photoshop using the 3d tools? I know I could create it manually just as a visual but the mapping part is tricky to figure out as it's a bit of guesswork and doesn't look quite right.

Thanks

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IamSam

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Is this something I could do in Photoshop using the 3d tools?
Yes. However it's not really required for something this simple.

All you need to do is use smart objects.

Here I used your example as a template.
I create a rectangle shape with the Pen Tool. You can use other tools to create the rectangles.
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Fill the path with white.
Name the layer.
Convert layer to a smart object.
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Create a second rectangle on a layer below the first.
Name the layer.
Convert the layer to a smart object.
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Starting with the first layer, I lowered it' layer opacity so I could see the template through it.
I use free transform. Cmd/Cntrl + T
Distort to line up the corners, then warp to get the curvatures.
Return layer opacity back to 100%
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Repeat the process for the second rectangle layer.
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I then turned off the template layer.
Added a neutral background color.
Added a layer style "Gradient Overlay" to the bottom layer.
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Finally, I double clicked both of the Smart Object layers which open a PSB doc.
Dragged and dropped your sample "Smiley Face" pattern.
Used free Transform to position.
Save the PSB changes.
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Here's the final result in the PSD document.
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All in all, the actual process takes about 2 minutes or less to accomplish.......very simple and easy and very editable.
 

gurps

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Hi and thanks for your reply - I had already created something similar to your process and I wasn't happy with the warping of the pattern as it doesn't look quite right to me. The reason I wanted to use an actual mapping process is to compare to see if it's different if that make sense?
 

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I wasn't happy with the warping of the pattern as it doesn't look quite right to me.
If you are referring to my example, I did not take the time to do it right by making a seamless pattern of the smiley faces...........so it does not look right, but it can look better. Your sample pattern image was not the best.

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gurps

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If you are referring to my example, I did not take the time to do it right by making a seamless pattern of the smiley faces...........so it does not look right, but it can look better. Your sample pattern image was not the best.

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No I was actually referring to the one I did but this one does look even better - I'll have another go, thanks for your help 👍
 

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