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Use free 3D models, with some simple lighting and animation to make a plane fly in Photoshop!
Set up lighting
Insert your 3D model onto a flat image of a sky. There will automatically be three different infinite light sources. Bert adjusts the lighting to mimic the sun's direction of light. Rotate the model to see how the where the light and dark areas of the 3D model are.
Create the animation
Create a flight path in a new layer using the pen tool. Stroke the path so it is visible, and adjust the plane's position to the beginning of the path. Open the animation window, and lock the 3D Object Position. With an advanced time setting selected, move the plane into position along the flight path. Turn the plane's direction as necessary. Repeat for future time intervals until the plane exits the scene. At this point, the flight path layer is no longer necessary and can be deleted. Play the video from the Animations panel to check out the flight!
Render the video
File > Export > Render Video: Here, you can specify the parameters of your video's output, whether it be Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media, etc. The output may take some time and will come out smoothly.
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