Organic 3D effects

Adding three-dimensional objects to still photography is rapidly becoming a popular trend among digital artists. However, doing this utilising standard installed texture packages seldom achieves truly satisfactory results, because the synthetic materials have a tendency to clash with the tones and subtleties that are inherent in natural photography.

Texturing woes aside, even creating objects that contain the level of intricacy and detail commonly found in the real world is a challenge in its own right, especially for users who only have a basic grasp of 3D programs. Fortunately, thanks to the powerfully effective structure-editing devices contained in software packages such as Cinema 4D, creating these objects isn't as difficult as it may first appear.

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