Photoshop: 3D merging problem

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When using merge to 3d layer for a 3d object (cylinder) and a 3d postcard, these should intersect. Why do I get the cylinder behind the 3d postcard layer?
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Frederick St. Andrews

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Hi Frederick,

When 3D layers merge, there is a slight offset so that similar objects can be found. For instance, if you create 3 postcards and don't move them before merging, the planes are offset so that when viewed from a side angle they are distinct and separated. If that didn't occur, the 3 postcards would be placed at the same coordinates and you'd only see a single plane. This isn't what you're running into though. ;-)

For the cylinder and postcard merge, the order of merging makes a difference. When I merge the cylinder into a 3D postcard scene, I'm still seeing some intersection. It is just not intersecting on the center line. When I merge a 3D postcard into a scene with a cylinder, the postcard is behind and rotated down to the ground. The difference comes from changing the camera view of the merging layer to match the scene it's being merged into.

To get your cylinder in front of the postcard, after the merge, you'll want to select the Mesh Slide tool in the 3D panel, target the 3D postcard mesh and move your mouse up the desk (which will slide the postcard back in the scene). I suggest this way, because the cylinder shape has 3 meshes which you'd have to slide forward separately.

Hopefully this helps. If you still have problems, feel free to ping back.

regards,
steve
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Thanks for the assistance Steve. Much appreciated!