Dear Adobe...

7 years ago from James Caruso, Product Designer at Facebook

  • Iain Acton, 7 years ago

    If you don't work in 3D then I can't really value your perspective. Photoshop's painting tools are incredible and being able to paint onto a 3D model is an amazing feature for 3D artists.

    Most renders from Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D... well any 3D Package will go through Photoshop to be touched up before they are completed anyway. So even if Photoshop has the weakest rendering... I can still see the benefit of working entirely in Photoshop.

    3 points
    • Austin WallenderAustin Wallender, 7 years ago

      I work in 3D, and have since about '97, so I hope my opinion counts :) I'm with the OP and all for this feature being removed. You can still paint your textures in PSD without it, and you'd be better served moving to Mari or Bodypaint if you absolutely need painting on 3D.

      3 points
      • Iain Acton, 7 years ago

        That's cool but everyone has a different workflow. I guess Adobe can't keep everyone happy... and there are probably better places to discuss this than a forum of mostly UI/Web people.

        1 point
        • Matthew SimoMatthew Simo, 7 years ago

          Says, "If you don't work in 3D then I can't really value your perspective." Someone working in the industry since '97 responds and you whole-handedly disregard their input. Nice.

          3 points
      • Coulter PattonCoulter Patton, 7 years ago

        Agreed. I find Mari to be a game changer for me. I still like to use Photoshop for some tasks (mostly out of habit), but software like Mari is so dang powerful it doesn't make sense to ignore it.

        0 points
    • Taron GhazaryanTaron Ghazaryan, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      I've done 3D for the past decade. I do agree that almost every render gets touched up in Photoshop... because Photoshop is an excellent tool for touching up photos. It is however, very weak when it comes to its 3D tools. As someone already mentioned, Mari, Bodypaint, Zbrush are all so much better than PS when it comes to live painting.

      I also don't understand how you would "work entirely" in PS if Photoshop doesn't have modeling tools.

      0 points
      • Iain Acton, 7 years ago

        Everybody works differently. Personally, I'm very comfortable with painting in Photoshop, so for now, it suits me. How much better each of those applications are against each other is a personal choice and depends on what you need. I just don't understand why people who don't use these tools can't accept that other people do... and therefore think that these tools should be removed!

        OK... by entirely, I meant the texturing and composting. The model would have been created elsewhere obviously.

        0 points