Abt Google SketchUp 3D, how to import vectors?

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by cnomis, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. cnomis
    cnomis New Member
    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.
  2. denali3ddesign
    denali3ddesign New Member
    What format are the vectors in?

    You can import DXF with this free plugin: Import DXF
  3. cnomis
    cnomis New Member
    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?
  4. denali3ddesign
    denali3ddesign New Member
    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.
  5. CactusBones
    CactusBones New Member
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  6. Fredd
    Fredd New Member
    If you can find a svg import plugin Gimp can convert a selection to a path, and export as svg.
  7. Fredd
    Fredd New Member
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  8. cnomis
    cnomis New Member
    yes, i appreciate that if do so. wait for ur demostration~~