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Applying 2D PNGs to 3D Model

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Hi everyone! I was hoping someone here who knows how to use the 3D suite a bit better than I do can weigh in as ive been stumped on this. I have a client who has provided a .obj scan of themselves, and would like to map out future tattoos, provided as .png's. I have been able to manually apply the PNG's to areas of the scan, by merging down into the 3D layer, but this seems to be a permanent application, while my client would like to be able to move the images around.

 

In essence, my question is how I can move flat images around on a 3d model and have them wrap to the model - without merging it? 

 

Any help or alternative methods for this would be much appriciated! 

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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I would not use Photoshop for this. 3D is deprecated and being removed.

 

You could try any 3D application which allows placement of a texture onto a surface. That would include Substance stager and Substance Painter.

 

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Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for your reply. Do you have any reccomendations for softwares which may have these capabilites?

 

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Markus

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Forgot to add, any softwares which may be open source or free so that I could collaborate with my client?

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Blender is free, powerful, and will allow you to apply surface textures to a 3D object as well as render the output. It does have a steep learning curve, but there are lots of tutorials on line

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