3D Mapping Multiple Labels to Same Object/How to Place Symbol in Exact Same Place?

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Hi there, 

 

I am needing to mockup 6 versions of the same size label to a jar and make it look realistic. I am creating a cylinder with 3D > Extrude and Bevel and then using the Map Art function to add the label artwork via Symbols. Then I am transferring the warped label artwork to Photoshop and applying the label to a photo of the jar. 

 

I can get one to look perfect but when I go to add the next label - in the exact same spot so they are consistent - I cannot figure out how to get them to sit in the exact same spot. I figured there would be a way to "replace" one symbol (label) with another symbol (next label) but cannot figure out how to do this within the 3D mapping dialog box. Since I am just manually dragging it, the label moves slightly with every version and it looks messy. Is there a way to accomplish this?

 

For reference, I have tried just warping the label in Photoshop but it doesn't look nearly as realistic as using the 3D+Revolve+Mapping tool in Illustrator. But if there is another program to accompish this in, I'm all ears! 

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For Dimensions you would indeed need a 3D model.

 

In Illustrator you don't need to create a "full" cylinder. You could also calculate the angle you need and then only make a 40° cylinder. Maybe it's easier to fit the labels on it and exchange them?

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3D Mapping Multiple Labels to Same Object/How to Place Symbol in Exact Same Place?

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Hi there, 

 

I am needing to mockup 6 versions of the same size label to a jar and make it look realistic. I am creating a cylinder with 3D > Extrude and Bevel and then using the Map Art function to add the label artwork via Symbols. Then I am transferring the warped label artwork to Photoshop and applying the label to a photo of the jar. 

 

I can get one to look perfect but when I go to add the next label - in the exact same spot so they are consistent - I cannot figure out how to get them to sit in the exact same spot. I figured there would be a way to "replace" one symbol (label) with another symbol (next label) but cannot figure out how to do this within the 3D mapping dialog box. Since I am just manually dragging it, the label moves slightly with every version and it looks messy. Is there a way to accomplish this?

 

For reference, I have tried just warping the label in Photoshop but it doesn't look nearly as realistic as using the 3D+Revolve+Mapping tool in Illustrator. But if there is another program to accompish this in, I'm all ears! 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

For Dimensions you would indeed need a 3D model.

 

In Illustrator you don't need to create a "full" cylinder. You could also calculate the angle you need and then only make a 40° cylinder. Maybe it's easier to fit the labels on it and exchange them?

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You could try by creating small lines at the edges.

 

Also: you should try out Adobe Dimension. It's been made for this job.

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Wouldn't that involve using a 3D model of a jar? I have photos of the specific jar these labels need to be placed on. I can't use a generic 3D model...

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For Dimensions you would indeed need a 3D model.

 

In Illustrator you don't need to create a "full" cylinder. You could also calculate the angle you need and then only make a 40° cylinder. Maybe it's easier to fit the labels on it and exchange them?

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