Montreal, Canada-based E.d. films launched a new plug-in tool today, PSD to 3D, that converts 2d drawings into 3d content.
The studio emphasizes the tool’s ease of use, claiming that 3d novices with little to no 3d experience can now bypass the modeling phase, and within minutes, start turning Photoshop sketches into moldable scenes and characters, ready for animation in Maya.
“An illustrated look is hard to replicate in 3d, even if you know the software,” said Daniel Gies, art and tech director at E.d. films. “With PSD to 3D, every line and brush stroke is passed onto the 3d meshes, so artists can bring a unique look to their animations.”