Enamel Pin & Challenge Coin Render System.
Over the past 4 Years I created roughly 10,000 Enamel Pin and coin designs. During this time I had to use rather basic Photoshop effects to render out the beveled metal look in pins. A Process that was left to us by the founders of the company. During my time there
I gained skills in 3D by taking courses and boot-camps in my free time. Since day one I knew there had to be a cost effective and efficient way to use 3D tech to gain the results needed. While working on a system to help me create better looking UI elements, like buttons, badges and emblems I stumbled onto the solution. So I developed this pipeline in the late hours of night whenever I had free-time after work. Taking advantage of real time graphics used in the gaming industry and reverse engineering a bit of 3d texturing programs here we are.
Right from Flat Vector work to 3D. No sweat, No hassle. Easy as copy, paste, PLAY.
All it takes is a simple copy and paste from Adobe AI right into PS. Assign the parts of the Artwork to the correct layers.

The variations are ENDLESS. Low lighting, bright lighting. HDRI Images, Post processing effects, Depth of field, and more! This is all before heading to Photoshop!
Even handles low lighting situations in only a few clicks.
The actions will handle the rest of the process to build out a basic template for the pin. Afterwards you can just Click to customize the pin however you want. Plating change?  Adding glitter?
Many types of Enamel Pins. Handled with ease and easily changed to suite the needs of the studio. Even on the Fly.
HDRI Control and PROCESSING
Here you can see how easy it is to simply load up a new HDRI
 to give each pin a new sense of realism that wasn't possible with just photoshop.
CAMERA POST PROCESSING & LAYER CONTROL
LEFT: Here you can see that even standard Camera controls and post processing is possible. Just like a real camera!

RIGHT: Each layer of the pin setup is controllable. How Metal a surface is, It's Roughness. Heck you can even control what direction and how reflections are handled. All in real time.

Colored Lighting, Light Placement, 
Even the Sparkles in Glitter.
With this Setup you are in control. It's like having your own professional studio. Without all the limits and hassle of buying and managing gear.
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Enamel Pin & Challenge Coin Render System.
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