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Convert Image to Mesh-- how's it done? [message #31395] Sat, 23 July 2011 17:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar Mick Lang  is currently offline Mick Lang
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I see several creations where you can personalize mesh's with an image (much more detail than a displacement) and appears to be a conversion of a bump map to an actual mesh.

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to apply this and be able to print with Shapeways?

I'm a blenderhead, but would love to know a ways/means to do this.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Convert Image to Mesh-- how's it done? [message #31467 is a reply to message #31395 ] Mon, 25 July 2011 08:05 UTC Go to previous message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hi Mick,

it depends on the software that you use. A displacement/height map can work really well - we use that in our Photoshapers as well. You'll need to work on a finely subdivided mesh though or else you just don't get the resolution.


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