3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2017 2:07 AM by davescm

    how to have control over 3d object positioning

    Buttabrain Level 1

      im trying to do something like this: 3D Website Display Photoshop Action - YouTube

      where theres 3 objects (each of them are thin pages), and they are lined up like what is shown at that video at time 2:00...


      how do i do this? ive followed tutorials like this 1 Place a Website Mockup in 3D Perspective with Photoshop - YouTube

      but unfortunately it doesnt teach u about how to control exactly how to position the 3d objects so it produces a certain result because the tutorial has all the pages angled the same, theres no need for fine-tune adjustment


      help would be much appreciated, i am a noob so...if u can, plz explain it in a way that i can understand

        • 1. Re: how to have control over 3d object positioning
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Well, you could just use the 3D widgets whenever a 3D mesh is selected or the respective 3D Move/ Rotate/ Scale tools? Perhaps a short excursion to the help files rather than just watching tutorials?



          • 2. Re: how to have control over 3d object positioning
            Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

            The example you linked to is not really 3D in as much as the camera/view does not move through 3D space, but the stacked individual layers are fixed in relation to each other, which makes it reasonably simply.  On the other hand, you are talking about websites, and I strongly suspect there is a lot of software out there that would make this a cinch. 


            How about starting a parallel question in the Dreamweaver forum?  It's unusual for a 'how to do it' question to go so long before the first answer in this forum, so you've got nothing to loose.


            Dreamweaver support forum


            If all else fails, we can tell you how make the static 3D layers from your example video using Photoshop.  It's not terribly difficult, but there are a few steps so it would take someone a bit of time.


            Good luck

            • 3. Re: how to have control over 3d object positioning
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              That example has not been done in 3D.


              It is taking layers and simulating 3D by transforming them and adding layer styles (e.g. shadows)


              I suggest you look at Edit - Transform - Perspective, Edit-Transform-Scale   and  Layers Styles -drop Shadow.

              The example below was done in just a few minutes using only those tools. With some more work you could make it look better