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Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #58792] Tue, 18 December 2012 07:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar cnomis  is currently offline cnomis
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maybe this is a stupid question....all i wanna do is to trace a logo & print it on the model. i dun think should do it in a 3D software, but i dunno how to import the vector into SketchUp. i ve simply try copy & paste, but it dosen't work.

anyone could tell me how? thx a lot.
Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #58827 is a reply to message #58792 ] Tue, 18 December 2012 18:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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What format are the vectors in?

You can import DXF with this free plugin: Import DXF


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Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #58856 is a reply to message #58827 ] Wed, 19 December 2012 03:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar cnomis  is currently offline cnomis
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the vector is CS5 AI.
i install the plugin & export my logo to .dxf. but it didn't work. after choose the file & the pop-up window, it shows nothing.

is there any setting need?
Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #58861 is a reply to message #58856 ] Wed, 19 December 2012 05:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry, I don't know the settings - I have Sketchup Pro which imports DXF directly.

If that one doesn't work, you can try this one: DXF IN.


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Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #60803 is a reply to message #58861 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 21:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I found that if you can find a free sketchup 6 version, importing dxf from illustrator is a breeze (it was built into free sketchup versions back then)....modify it save it as a sketchup file and then you can pull it into sketchup 8.
I was unable to get the import dxf plugin to work for me in free sketchup 8 also so I wasted a bunch of time trying to research why the plugin didnt work..gave up.... and eventually found that round about method with sketchup 6 that works.

[Updated on: Fri, 25 January 2013 21:36 UTC]

Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #60863 is a reply to message #58792 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 22:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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If you can find a svg import plugin Gimp can convert a selection to a path, and export as svg.


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

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Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #60865 is a reply to message #58792 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 22:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Since Bones knows about dxf/svg imports, half the battle is won. I really need to post the remesh trick here for fonts/curves it makes things much better topology for deformations by curve modifiers.

[Updated on: Sat, 26 January 2013 22:21 UTC]


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith
Re: Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors? [message #60881 is a reply to message #60865 ] Sun, 27 January 2013 04:33 UTC Go to previous message
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yes, i appreciate that if do so. wait for ur demostration~~

 
   
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