Photoshop 3D: Text orients incorrectly on import of opacity map.

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Hi folks, In Photoshop Extened I am trying now to wrap musical notes around a balloon shape. I started with just one line to test but the line is wrapping vertically not horizontally how I expected.

Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I have included three images.

I started off with a red balloon because I want red text and I used an 8 bit gray scale opacity mask as my texture but when I imported the opacity map it turns out vertically oriented.

Thanks








This image is what I am trying to wrap the musical notes around. Note the red balloon shape in the background. Also, you can see more of the prototypes at www.carreonphotography.com/balloon.

am trying now to get the to wrap around a 3D object in Photoshop Extended.
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You can use the Photoshop "Sphere Preset" and get better results:


How was the Balloon mesh created, the UV map, which tells the material/texture how to be applied to your mesh, needs to be adjusted. You can do so simple UV orientation changes in Photoshop here:


Here is a link to this file I created:
https://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=brV...

I hope this helps!
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You cant taper it in Photoshop, but I used the onscreen controls to stretch it.



Another way to do this similar to what you already have created. Use an Ellipse. Extrude that ellipse and then "INFLATE" top and Bottom, then set extrusion to 0.



We still have to fix with the UV layout of the "notes" on the mesh as before. So to do that let's look at what is happening in my inflated balloon.
1. Open the Opacity map texture
2. Go the menu 3D > Create Painting overlay > Wireframe. This will show you where to place your text on the mesh.


The result will be a black wireframe > so you may need to invert this layer to see it. This is how the UVs are applied to your mesh. And you can do this with ANY 3d model in Photoshop.



Don't forget to hide this wireframe layer when you save.



Hope this helps on your journey! Please feel free to keep asking questions.