Re: Photo in 3D space -- a quick lesson

Subject: Re: Photo in 3D space -- a quick lesson
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:48:58 -0800

PhotoShop added true 3D objects in CS4.
Corel used to provide a program called
Dream that modeled and rendered in 3D in
their graphics suite, but this was dropped in
Corel 7. You'll now need the stand-alone
Designer to do this. I think you're SOL as far
as true 3D in Gimp is concerned, and it can
only produce 2D "flat" images that simulate
views of 3D objects ("3D effects").

I do 3D in AutoCAD and 3ds Max, but it
would be delusional to call either of these
"easy-to-use."

The free version of Google's Sketchup should
do what you need.I did a quick look and found
this tutorial on mapping an image to a 3D object:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHsRRLCAOm8

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>

>I have a photograph that I want to apply to the side of a box in 3D
>space.
>
> What's an easy-to-use tool that lets me go this? We have Illustrator,
> Photoshop, CorelDraw! (7) and Gimp at our disposal, but not a lot of
> time to
> perform this operation and so little time for requisite training.

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