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aelex
04-30-2012, 07:47 AM
Hello everybody,
I have got another (maybe stupid) Blender question: For a university project I need to model lots of glass fragments based on photos. As I already have their shape here is my question: Is there any chance to produce a flat mesh out of a alpha-map-like black-and-white image so the mesh has the shape of the black area? This would save me ages of time. Any help would be very appreciated.
Alex

hvanderwegen
05-02-2012, 05:13 PM
I guess you could convert the bitmaps to vectors with (for example with Illustrator or http://vectormagic.com), and import those into Blender. Then extrude in path options.

aelex
05-08-2012, 07:12 AM
thank you for the tip hvanderwegen! :beer:
I will give this a try

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