Working With Project Felix Renders in Photoshop
So this is sort of a similar example to the image we just brought in. It just has a few extra spheres. But the reason that you would want to bring in files from Project Felix back into into Photoshop is to, again, enhance the image by using adjustment layers and using different types of effects that enhance the image. Also, if you look really carefully, here, I actually... In the final render, you see how I added those little pieces of grass and shrub, or whatever, just coming off the ground just because Project Felix can't really tell that there's stuff coming through. So if there' s something blocking your 3D model, it's not going to hide it. The 3D model will be placed in front of it. So you have to come back into Photoshop and that's why you want layers so then you can then use traditional Photoshop masking or compositing techniques to make sure that things look more realistic and they really are in that 3D space. So, the original render hid these pieces and I just Photoshopped the...
m back in in a new layer. So that's one of the reasons why you wouldn't want to use Project Felix to come back onto Photoshop. And yeah, that's all Project Felix really is, they're just a compositing tool to make... a 3D compositing tool to make it easy for you. So as you saw, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the Photoshop 3D interface does, but it still does a pretty good job with the renders. There's one last thing I want to show you before we end the class, and that is this class was all about using either presets or stock 3D models, so I want to show you some resources so we can find more. If you go under 3D, from Photoshop, 3D. Get More Content. You're going to go to a page that Photoshop, or Adobe has set up and you can download models and meshes, materials, stages, and IBLs, image-based lights. And one that I'd recommend that I like is the TurboSquid website. They sell 3D models, but they also have free ones. So for example, if you just type in Photoshop 3D Model Search you type "car," you're going to get a list of cars that you can download as 3D models and import them into Photoshop, if the website works. There we go. Notice that some of these are quite expensive and they're because they're realistic 3D models, they're professional 3D models, like this one's $200. But under price, you can just type in 0 and 0, hit Apply, and you're going to get a list of free 3D models that you can download and you can just download them and play with them and you can texture them and do anything you want with them. It's really good practice. And again, these type of elements can be used as background elements if you're a photographer or maybe the main element if you're a designer and you're designing some sort of car-related design.