Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 8:55AM
Hi All, I am thinking of upgradeding to PS CS6 Extended. My question is how does 3D and such sell on iStock, and how are these files accepted by inspectors I mean do they have a good chance if the content is good?
Any insite will be appeciated.
(Edited on 2013-01-09 10:28:43 by Johnrob)
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:19AM
I have heard a couple people saying that the new Cloud option is worth if you use it a lot.
Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:36AM
I've been using Photoshop CS6 Extended since it was released, a few months ago. I like the darker interface, it's smoother than before, you can save your file while working on it... Still, nothing revolutionary new.
Being a landscape photographer, I've never produced any 3D content so I can't help you there.
You should still be able to download the trial version and use it for some time (I guess 30 days). This should give you plenty of time to judge for yourself whether you need it or not.
Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:57AM
I don't keep up with the various releases from Adobe, so I don't know what they are touting in the way of '3D'. Mostly, if you search for 3D at iStock, you will find images of models created in non-Adobe software. They don't go a bundle on stereo imagery. So my question is, what sort of 3D do you have in mind?
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:17PM
I really don’t know much about 3D, but I would like to learn. My concern is how does 3D and such sell on iStock, and how are these files accepted by inspectors, I mean do they have the same shot to get accepted as a photo or is it more difficult to get a 3D accepted?
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:32PM
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:47PM
It's hard to generalise about 3d and how it sells, that depends not only on the technical and artistic qualities but also the commercial demand for the subject. We have some amazingly talented 3d artists here, just do a search and you will see the general standard and get an idea of what subjects sell.
If you want to upload common subjects, such as stick men, you will face a lot of competition. Many of the best selling 3d files do seem to be of pretty basic things, but if you do a search for say 3d cars, you will see some really impressive and creative renders. As far as inspection goes, there are different things that may cause issues, such as visible polygons, which isn't an issue for jpegs produced by a camera.
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:59PM
Thanks all, I will investigate, seems pretty cool to me.
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:36AM
^ These top-end 3D illustrations mostly won't use Photoshop – they will be using top-end 3D programmes such as 3D-Max and Maya. I don't think there are many (if any) files here that use 2D images to create one 3D image. (I make this point because Photoshop is geared towards 2D imagery, of course.)