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Creating 3D print files

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Forgive my innocence as I'm just beginning to look into 3D printing. Is there a simple way to take a photo and convert it into a 3D printable file? I've heard Sketchup might be capable, but its website doesn't help!

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Ian_B

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There is a capability to do what you want on this site http://app.selva3d.com/transform but it is very limited. Works well with logo's and very simple images but dont expect too much off it. What sort of photo do you have in mind? One of the biggest issues may be to edit out all the "background" before you attempt to convert.

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Sketchup has a drawing mode for tracing photographs called  MatchPhoto.  There are youtube videos that explain how to use.

 

In essence the photograph is loaded and the 3 drawing axis are aligned with the image.  Starting at the origin so the program has a reference you just draw along the axis tracing the photo.

 

John

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