1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 19, 2012 7:16 AM by samtotman

    Any solutions for a 3D tetrahedron  (3 sided pyramid) in Photoshop CS6?

    samtotman

      I could probably piece one together but I thought I would check on the forum to see if anyone had any suggestions for the easiest way to do so. If you create a triangle shape and extrude it, photoshop doesn't like that. Apparently three sides is too complex a path. If you fiddle with one of the points, curve it just a tad, it will accept it. This creates a triangular tube (I'm sure there's a more accurate name for that). Maybe I could play around with zero depth and punch out the cap.

        • 1. Re: Any solutions for a 3D tetrahedron  (3 sided pyramid) in Photoshop CS6?
          samtotman Level 1

          Work around. My idea worked, but I would like to hear if anyone has a better solution.

           

          (1) Draw your trangle shape.


          (2) Convert one of the corners to a smooth corner (just barely). If you doesn't work, bend flex it a little more, and try again.

           

          (3) 3D/New 3D extrusion from selected layer.

           

          (4) Switch camera to top view.

           

          (5) With 3D layer selected, in the coordinates menu of Properties panel, set X angle to 90.

           

          (6) Snap object to ground plane.

           

          (7) Set depth to 0.

           

          (8) In the Cap menu of the Properties panel, adjust cap width to 100%.