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Old 03-15-2014, 08:08 PM
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I have created this to expand our Knowledge and use of 3d scanners, they are in BOOM in the market and traditionally expensive units are coming into affordability. I have played with this for years but the good stuff was out of my financial reach.

it is well known I did the Chess players by having them scanned, I have searched for more affordable ways ever since.. I am getting close !!
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:13 PM
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Jim how is the new hand heald unit from. Cubify? I am starting to think I need something like this to move my business forward.

I want good scans. Period.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:19 PM
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Jim, I know this is an old thread and I'm horrible at searches on here.

I'm looking for a way to convert 2d pics into 3d models. Steve godding steered me a certain way of z brush and a couple of other gamer character designing softwares. Was wondering if you have come across anything else? Looking to be able to make pictures of patches and other items such as dogs heads into 3d models for carvings on plaques where the dogs head stands proud or pics of fire department patches and rigs into 3d carvings on kitchen tables.

Being new into this I am not good at phrasing things correctly sometimes in my searches.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:56 AM
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Not gonna be that simple, if it was the software to end all software would have arrived.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:45 AM
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I'm looking for a way to convert 2d pics into 3d models.
One of the most common questions for new users.
The answer is that there isn't any software that can automatically do this.
You need to learn how to model in 3D, and use the pics for reference.
It's not easy, and takes a lot of skill to do it well.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:49 AM
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Been said to me many times, "It is not easy, yet it is not impossible"

If you are like me and have a commercial interest, then I outsource file production,
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I know I'll have to do the building. I was wondering if anyone has experience with any software that you do the building in besides z brush. Just looking to get as many options to research before deciding which one to invest in.

Wasn't expecting a software package to do it for me.

Thanks for the responses. Jim, who have you used to do your 3d builds?

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Old 04-05-2017, 08:35 AM
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Most use Aspire.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:16 AM
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Most use Aspire.
For building them out of photos? Hmm. I emailed vectric about it and they said I'd have to use an outside software to build the height data.

I managed to get a part out of a patch but when smoothing it to get rid of the woven fabric texture I couldn't keep the detail elsewhere. I'm still messing with it but so far no real luck.

I hate being new at things lol
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