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icon5.gif  conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #39451] Tue, 29 November 2011 07:41 UTC Go to next message
avatar Salorian  is currently offline Salorian
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Hello to all,
since quite a time I am looking for a software, which can convert simple b/w drawings into 3D coordinates.
For example let us take a plain circle.
After conversion this circle should be a 3D ring, if you cut it, the intersection looks like a semicycle or triangle.
The usage should be for converting b/w line drawings into 3D.
Like a "software engraving machine"
Does anyone knows of such a software ?
Thx for your input.
Heinz


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Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #39452 is a reply to message #39451 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 07:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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Is this what you mean:

http://www.shapeways.com/creator/image_popper

or something more complex?

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Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #39462 is a reply to message #39452 ] Tue, 29 November 2011 10:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Salorian  is currently offline Salorian
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Yes, this can be a good start. Unfortunately this tool can only be used online, I want to use it offline on my laptop during vaction.

More complex can also be good, i.e. modifying the shape (steep angle, flat angle etc.)

Thx a lot
Heinz


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icon3.gif  Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #39718 is a reply to message #39462 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 07:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Salorian  is currently offline Salorian
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I tried the "image popper" but it is not really what I need.
There is no control of whatsoever, nice for nameplates though, but thats it.
I uploaded a Seal, but there is no way to check, whether the details might come out well or not.

Does anybody have another idea, which software to use for this type of conversion ?


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Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #39719 is a reply to message #39718 ] Fri, 02 December 2011 07:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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I have no real idea of what these apps can do:
http://www.123dapp.com/
But I hear it is easy to use and good entry level.

Otoh I have been dabbling with creating a program (windows only atm) that takes images and outputs a mesh based on b/w values, what exactly do you need, perhaps you can serve as trial Wink

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Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #40735 is a reply to message #39719 ] Sun, 25 December 2011 22:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Online Raster-to-Vector Conversion System


http://www.roitsystems.com/cgi-bin/autotrace/tracer.pl

http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/

Upload your bit map image here, type in the output box 'dxf' there are different options by clicking '?'.

Retrieve the dxf output which you generated..

Export your file as an STL file from your cad software, upload to Shapeways.


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Re: conversion of 2D > 3D, software needed [message #40994 is a reply to message #39718 ] Sat, 31 December 2011 16:22 UTC Go to previous message
avatar GeorgeEdwardPurdy  is currently offline GeorgeEdwardPurdy
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I think you need to be a little more specific about what you're doing because different applications can help you achieve your goals in different ways.

For example, if you're not worried about precise structured shapes, you could try using something like Mudbox to use a 2-D image as a sort of stamp.

Realistically the best way to make 3-D models is to learn to use 3-D software, and it probably doesn't matter that much which application you use. You can still find copies of GMax out there, which is a free version of 3DS Max with no renderer, so you can use it for modeling. You could also try Wings3D, which is also free.

 
   
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