Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

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Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby SkywatchMZ » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:53 pm

I'm looking to see if someone more experienced knows of a way to take a bitmap image and render it in 3D without having to rebuild it vector by vector. please see attached image.
the original image is in fact vector, but its such a mess the way it was built that Id have to spend a LOT of time cleaning it up and the owner just wants to flatten the image and make it 3D from a bitmap. Is this possible? Any help or input is greatly appreciated. :D
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:03 pm

You can create a component from the bitmap, but you'll likely want to create an outline vector to trim it, and may need to use the Sculpting Tools to clean it up, smooth, etc.
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby SkywatchMZ » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:10 pm

when I do that it ends up being something of a pocket carving vs something of a 3D relief carving like he wants.
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:21 pm

SkywatchMZ wrote:when I do that it ends up being something of a pocket carving vs something of a 3D relief carving like he wants.


Bring the bmp into a photo editing program and invert it into a negative then it will turn the carve into a positive. Irfanview Ink scape both have the ability to invert BMPs. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:29 pm

This what you had in mind? Mind you I did no editing to the photo just inverted and brought into aspire.
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby SkywatchMZ » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:57 pm

Awesome! thank you so much for the help.
I had tried inverting it before with the same results as my original but the one thing that wasn't getting inverted was the background for whatever reason. I adjusted that and it took care of the issue. That is what I was looking to achieve.
Thank you again for your help!
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Re: Making a flat image into 3D without vectors

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:15 pm

SkywatchMZ wrote:Awesome! thank you so much for the help.
I had tried inverting it before with the same results as my original but the one thing that wasn't getting inverted was the background for whatever reason. I adjusted that and it took care of the issue. That is what I was looking to achieve.
Thank you again for your help!


No problem that is what this forum is all about people with like interests helping out others with their experience. :lol: :lol:
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