Convert Image to Mesh-- how's it done?

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Mick Lang, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Mick Lang
    Mick Lang New Member
    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,

    Mick
     
  2. bartv
    bartv New Member
    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.

    Bart