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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?


Question

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d modeling, I'm trying to figure out if it is possible and what it will entail.

My Task: I need to be able to take images of furniture and rotate them in 3 dimensions so I can use them to stage empty rooms for a project. I only have one or two images of each piece of furniture, so software like 123dapp.com/catch by Autodesk won't work.

My Tools: Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS4 (and pretty much anything else CS4), 3DS Max 2013, and any open source software.

My Questions:

1) With my available tools, what's my best approach as someone who has no 3d modeling experience?

2) How long should creating a high-quality 3d model of something like this or this take (again, for someone who has no 3d modeling experience but can generally pick things up quickly)?

My Appreciation:

Thank you very much for taking the time and energy to read this and hopefully for providing a constructive answer. I may be asking the impossible, but I see "virtual staging" companies who do this as a business, so there must be a way.

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6/14/2012 3:08:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Create your own Furniture model in Autodesk MAX check tutorial below

http://www.techtut.com/Tutorial/3D-studio-max/79-How-to-create-a-modern-chair.html

and export to photoshop check tutorial below how to export 3ds max file to photoshop

http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-3ds-max/modeling/export-to-adobe-photoshop-extended-and-other-applications/

and finally handle in photoshop.

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6/14/2012 11:03:00 AM