“Costumes are an essential part of the Opera’s world and also represent a precious part of the Institution’s identity”, explains Martin Ajdari, Deputy General Director of the Paris Opera. “I’m glad that this new collaboration between the Paris Opera and Adobe will contribute to make creation and art a little more accessible to as many people as possible.”
As part of this project, members of Adobe have visited the Paris Opera’s Berthier Workshops, where many costumes from productions of different eras are stored. Ten costumes, whose materials and textures feature a variety of patterns, fine embroidery and hand-painted fabrics, have been specifically selected. Each fabric has been scanned, then transformed in 3D textures (Substance materials), and finally registered in the software to give creators access to a wide selection of resources to enrich their artistic projects.
The digitizing of the Paris Opera’s costumes was made possible thanks to Adobe’s Substance 3D technology, which includes, among other techniques, the ‘Substance 3D Sampler’ that captures real-life elements and imports them into a 3D creation space. Sampler uses Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s technology of artificial intelligence (AI), which automatically converts pictures into ready-to-use 3D material.
Substance is a Photoshop plugin that offers a wide range of textures and materials for your creation. You can access these elements directly via the panel “Materials” in the Substance Photoshop plugin, to use the features of Substance materials, which offer a large selection of creative options to enrich various graphic projects.
“Innovation is at the heart of our approach at Adobe, and the recent integration of our Firefly Generative AI within our flagship apps such as Photoshop, Express or Illustrator, only reinforces this vision. We are therefore proud to announce the renewal of our partnership with the Paris Opera to celebrate and preserve an exceptional artistic heritage. This collaboration helps us push back the boundaries of creativity and allows the users of Photoshop and Substance 3D to enrich their own creations”, declares Simon Morris, VP International Marketing at Adobe.
The ten textures and materials of the Paris Opera’s costumes are now available for download until November 30, 2023.