Monday, January 22nd, 2018

3-Minute Podcast: 3D Animation in Photoshop CS4


Since I’ve been busy working on my latest training DVD for PhotoshopCAFE, I haven’t been posting to my Blog as frequently as I’d like. So I thought I’d put together another “3-Minute Podcast” as a bit of a “teaser” for my upcoming DVD, Photoshop CS4 for Video & Animation.

This episode covers an exhaustive workflow that utilizes video clips (first stabilized in After Effects CS4) as both an animated surface map and bump map on a 3D sphere. Along with painted layers to create big exaggerated craters, the effect is pushed to the limit with dramatic lighting and finished off with a concave star field behind it.

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The final step in this process is to convert the 3D objects in this animation to stereo anaglyph (red/cyan) – giving it incredible depth!

3-Minute Podcast – 3D Stereo in Photoshop CS4 from Jeff Foster on Vimeo.

**NOTE** You can also download a clean, hi-res version of this movie HERE!

Here is a still shot of the final stereo 3D composition:

Stereo 3D Man in the Moon (Anaglyph)

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4 Responses to “3-Minute Podcast: 3D Animation in Photoshop CS4”
  1. Chris Foley says:

    that is really really cool! What inspired you to blend JFK with the moon? Was is his administrations commitment to walking on the moon, or something more political?

  2. Jeff says:

    Actually – Yes! I was searching for B&W archival footage and came across the JFK/Nixon debate and thought that footage would be perfect for this example. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for you comment,



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