If you are new to 3D or if you have some experience, you might be wondering which 3D file formats you can use to import and export into Photoshop CS4+.
The most common 3D file formats use with Photoshop are .obj, and .3ds file formats.
First, let’s talk about .obj, this is best for 3D models, however it is not very good for the overall 3D features. For example, if a 3D object contain all sort of materials and textures. The .obj format will not be able to read the materials and textures inside Photoshop, but you will have an excellent 3D model to work with.
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On the .3ds file format, you will see the texture, lights, reflections, but the model does not look as accurate as the original model. Also, the 3D object may need to be scale when it is first imported into Photoshop. However, .3ds file format is compatible with 3D Max. The .3ds file format is also considered to be outdated.
You do not always have to use .obj when importing or exporting your 3D work to Photoshop. It will depend on your situation, if you are focusing to work on your 3D model .obj would be your best bet or if you want more compatibility stick with .3ds file format.
Another great file formant you might want to use is .dae file format.
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Transforming, Moving, Scaling & Resizing 3D Objects
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Painting 3D Objects
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