3D Typography Golden A Filigree
With this one I pushed PS 3D to his limits.
I'll explain but this is the result
I spent the most part of my day with a 3D project with 31 layers = 3D objects.
Not even half way PS started to stutter and lagging and most important, it kicked me out 6 times.
The only conclusion is that if you want a real and complex 3D work done, do not use PS...
I know, you've said it many many times @MrToM.
My new 3D creator's life will be with Blender. Nah.
Now for this project, I saw something similar online and I thought, I can do that.
I had the letter A (easy to find on your keyboard) and a large vector filigree texture that I turned into a PNG and clipped on the letter A.
I thought lets extrude that in PS 3D. PS kept saying 'unable to create 3D extrusion due to complex path' or something like that. No way to make that extrusion!
I wasn't ready to give up so I used a depht map to plane to extrude, and after reducing a bit the spikes a cross section on the Y axis I managed to complete this.
As you can see MrTom, not an exagerate amount of shine and even a bit of the blue reflection in the bottom of the letter.
For now no PS 3D no more for some time...
Time for a couple of beers while watching a footbal match.