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I've been a little disillusioned with the conversion process lately.  I don't think the displacement map tool in the Adobe products is the best that it could be.  I often get artifacts that are not straight forward paint out jobs and actually seem to require inserting geometry that has either been "intentionally" messed up by the displacement map effect or something and it has to be done perfectly between the two images.  I can't just create half of someone's face out of thin air in 3D.  I'm talented, but not quite that talented.  Or I get outlines that are messed up and require a perfect alignment job that seems equally impossible to fix.  

I really like creating depth maps, and I love seeing the end result, but the fudge job at the end can really throw a wrench in things sometimes.  I can't predict what will screw it up especially or how to avoid it, if that's even possible.  I wish I had some of the better tools out there that I'll probably never get my hands on.  Assuming that better displacement mapping tools would even solve the problem.  

I suppose I could go back to 3D Studio Max, but that is a tedious process between two of my computers and doesn't serve well for that instant updating set up that I currently have in Adobe After Effects.  I suppose I could do the instant update setup in After FX and just leave all the conversion artifacting.  Then when I have what I want, I could transfer it to the other computer and render it in "actual" 3D space.  At least in Studio Max there's just straight forward stretching around the edges of what has been displaced and not the bizarre crap that After Effects generates.  I just really hate unnecessarily steps in the pipeline.  Because then, after I'm done with it in Studio Max, I have to bring it back into Photoshop and touch it up.  In other words, don't make any mistakes 3 steps back.  *sigh*

And virtually no one else on the internet really seems to know how to do this stuff or be into it enough to give advice.


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United States
Hey, if you want me to 3Dify a piece of your artwork (since that would be really cool), paypal me $40 and I'll do it! Check out my gallery to see how they turn out and let me know.

For $20 I'll RAGE face you.

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PatrickALyon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave Ben :)
eikonik Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the +favs!
Kordyne Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thanks for faving my Lexington Sketchdump:)
Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Fembod3d Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave !
kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 4 the faves!
superdunk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
thanks very much for the fave
MonsiuerVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks so much for the fav and cool 3D!!
doubleWOE7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Btw, I do 2d to 3d conversion commissions if you're interested in having any of your artwork in 3d.
MonsiuerVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
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