Lattice creates 3D particle grids in Photoshop
Developer Richard Rosenman has released Lattice, an interesting new tool for generating procedural particle-based lattice structures inside Photoshop or Painter without the need for 3D software.
Create striking, versatile grid-based structures inside your 2D software
If that sounds a bit abstract, the simplest way to get a handle on what Lattice can do is to look at the images it creates, some of which can be seen here, and more of which can be found on Rosenman’s website.
The form of the lattice can be controlled by linking readymade effectors together to generate noise, turbulence, deforms and waves. The noise and turbulence effectors come with their own seed values for randomisation.
In addition, there are a range of settings to control the look of a lattice, including neat options to have transparency vary with Z-depth or line length.
You can even use 3D models imported in OBJ format to generate lattices.
At nearly $100, Lattice isn’t one of the cheaper Photoshop plugins, but it generates effects it would be hard to achieve in any other way, and it comes with a demo so you can try before you buy.
Pricing and availability
Lattice is available for Photoshop CS5 and above, Corel Painter 12.1 and above, and other compatible software, running on 64-bit Windows XP and above. It costs $99.99.