Ash Posted July 20, 2007 Share Posted July 20, 2007 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it EDIT: Use the Anti-Alias option in the Shape3D plugin. Put a check mark on it, Set to level 3 ~ 4 would be enough. This will make your "3d" object look much much better! Use this option for the last step as selecting it will make rendering much slower ================================================================== Many users have asked how to put different pic on different sides of a box using the Shape3D Plugin. Since quite a few people asked me to do some Shape3D tut. I guess I will start with this since it's the easiest one This is already on MKT's site, but I will try to make it easier to understand Ok, lets get started. 1. Start with image 800x600 2. Use gridmaker or line tool to draw 3 even areas from top to bottom and 4 even areas from side to side. Now you have an image with 12 squares. Optional: You can use Magic wand to select and hit delete button to Erase the squares as in image below. As those are not needed. As you can see in the image above. You are left with 6 squares with are the 6 sides of the cube. I have labeled each sides so you know which is which. If you still don't understand, please read on. Now on a new layer I have made 6 squares with different colors and the edges are not touching. With Transparency - Alpha at 128, and with text labled cut out. Just like the image below, the black background is on another layer. Once you have done this. Use the shape3D plugin. Click on the Box tab, And use Dice map I have unchecked the lighting checkbox so there is no shading at all. So you can see the sides clearly This is what you will get. And now you should be able to see the relations between the flat 2d squares and the 3d cube. Hope this helps. Comments & questions welcome. Be sure to check out my other shape3d Tutorials. Shape3D#1: Different image on each sides of a cube.(EASY)--about the "Box" funtion. Shape3D#2: Easiest way to make realistic eyes.(EASY)--about the "Sphere" funtion. Shape3D#3: Use Cylinder to do Tree/Wood/Stems.(EASY)--about the "Cylinder" funtion. Shape3D#4: Easy realistic Flower.(EASY+1) Edited March 15, 2019 by Woodsy Rehosted to Postimage. Quote All creations Ash + Paint.NET [ Googlepage | deviantArt | Club PDN | PDN Fan ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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