Use Carrara Files In Photoshop

Import 3D models directly from Carrara to Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a well-known graphics and photo-editing application. It is widely employed to retouch photos, design website layouts and graphics and even make simple animation. It is also often used by professional and amateur 3D artists to assemble or retouch their 3D rendered images. However, more recent versions of Photoshop Extended provide a different way for Photoshop users to work with 3D content, permitting them to directly import the models into Photoshop. One program that is often often used to create the models imported into Photoshop is Daz 3D’s Carrara. The process of transferring the files is quite simple.

Instructions

1. Open Carrara. Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialog that appears, locate the file that you want to export and open it.

2. Select “File” from the menu and chose “Export.” In the dialog that appears, name the file, choose the location to save to and change the “File Type” to “Wavefront OBJ.” Click “OK.” Close Carrara.

3. Open Photoshop. Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialog that appears, locate the file you exported out of Carrara. Select it and click “Open.” Your model now appears on the canvas, with its textures located over in the “Layers” panel.

4. Click on the grouped texture layer to access the various textures inside it. If you want to edit one of these textures, double-click on it. It will open in a separate window as a flat 2D texture. You can now use the various painting tools of Photoshop to make changes or additions to this texture. Save this texture and close it. Photoshop will automatically update the texture in the original document.

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5. Click on the “3D” tool at the bottom of the toolbar. Go to the options that appear at the top. You can use the “Rotate,” “Position” and other functions of this tool to position the object where you want it in the scene.