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From the book Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space

Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space

You can include multiple 3D meshes in the same 3D layer. Meshes in the same layer can share lighting effects and be rotated in the same 3D space (also called the scene), creating a more realistic 3D effect.

You’ll merge the 3D layers you created so that all the 3D objects are part of the same scene.

  1. Bring the Layers panel forward.
  2. Press Shift while you select the HI-WHEEL, WineGlass, Bottle, Card, and Wood layers.
  3. All five 3D layers are selected. Now you’ll merge them. Be sure to press Shift while you merge them in order to retain their alignment.

  4. Hold down the Shift key while you choose 3D > Merge 3D Layers.
  5. Photoshop merges the layers into one layer, named Wood. Because you pressed Shift while you merged the layers, the objects’ positions are unchanged.

  6. Choose File > Save to save your work so far.
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