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sean lloyd
Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:21:19 am

Hi,

I have a feeling that the answer to this is no, but is there a way to align multiple objects in PS CS6. I'm trying to design something and can easily make the elements I need, but can only see them in an orbit camera when they have been merged and they aren't aligned properly. Kind of frustrating. To me so far, it seems like I can orbit around each object, but when I link them that option disappears. I probably need CAD or some kind of real 3d program for this, but it feel like just a stone's throw away. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks...Ian


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:31:48 pm

I found this article, hopefully it solves your issue:

http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1950631&seqNum=5


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sean lloyd
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:38:53 am

Thanks, Kalle.

I'll check it out...


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sean lloyd
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:55:56 am

Just realized that I already saw this. Herein lies the problem. The article talks about merging the items which defeats the whole purpose. I can't orbit around the multiple layers to see how they align to each other before I merge them. Adobe isn't really quite being honest when it comes to #D. Yes, it can do 3D objects but in reality it only does them one at a time, which makes it really impossible to do anything that resembles a "scene". Pretty much just as they basically aren't really being quite honest by saying that After Effects does 3D. Yes, it can do composting of images in three dimensions, but can't even import 3D material into it.

Don't get me wrong. I love both of these programs and often refer to Photoshop as the best program ever written in terms of doing what it set out to do, but now it's just aggravating because, it is so close to being able to create and manipulate in 3Din a way that is very cool indeed, but yet you can't do more than one object at a time effectively. Unless of course there is something that I don't know or am missing.

And of course I understand that things take time. A couple of years from now it will probably be amazing.

Thanks very much more the effort. I really appreciate it.

End of rant :D


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Herbert van der wegen
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 17, 2015 at 7:38:23 am

3d in Photoshop is, in my opinion, not really worth the effort or time. The render engine produces images of questionable quality at ridiculously slow render times compared to any modern render engine - both commercial and free/open source.

And as you say, 3d in Photoshop is awkward to use. I think anyone is far better off learning the basics of a dedicated 3d application. Blender is free, and its Cycles render engine is excellent (and incredibly fast when combined with a good video card).

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rocks methew
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:31:53 am

1. Bring the Layers panel forward.
2. Press Shift while you select the HI-WHEEL, WineGlass, Bottle, Card, and Wood layers.
All five 3D layers are selected. Now you’ll merge them. Be sure to press Shift while you merge them in order to retain their alignment.
3. Hold down the Shift key while you choose 3D > Merge 3D Layers.
4. Choose File > Save to save your work so far.

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rocks methew
Re: Aligning Multiple 3d Objects in Photoshop CS6
on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:32:45 am

1. Bring the Layers panel forward.
2. Press Shift while you select the HI-WHEEL, WineGlass, Bottle, Card, and Wood layers.
All five 3D layers are selected. Now you’ll merge them. Be sure to press Shift while you merge them in order to retain their alignment.
3. Hold down the Shift key while you choose 3D > Merge 3D Layers.
4. Choose File > Save to save your work so far.


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