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3D to Vector

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#1 LukePettett


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

Is there an easy way to convert a 3D file (e.g.: .3ds, .blend, .dwg) to a vector file (e.g.: .ai, .eps, .svg)?

Luke Pettett

Edited by LukePettett, 17 July 2012 - 05:34 PM.

#2 drent01


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:57 AM

3d (.dwg) cad designs?
export them to other format.

or you can live trace them,. pixel by pixel ;)
take time but pretty sure it works.

#3 LukePettett


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

Well, I have a program for making 3D graphics called Blender (I was thinking Blender could export .dwg files, but it can't :(.) However, Blender can export .3ds files and .blend files.

Tracing pixel by pixel is to slow :) and that would give me a raster image (not vector.)

#4 candyfloss


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

As far as I have explored, you can't get the same object in 3d in illustrator. i.e. you cannot import a 3d object(in any format) and manipulate it. You can, however, export paths as a file. Note that illustrator will only open 2d representation of the object. If not, the you can always do a live trace if the object is not too complex.

And tracing is done to get vectors out of rasters. So it yields vector output.

Hope this helps

#5 kuci_inc



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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

as far as i know Illustrator works only in 2d (it has that pretty good 3d effect but it's not really 3d) so i don't think you can import any 3d file
tracing is the only solution for making 3d to vector.
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#6 karlito31



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

Yes, Illustrator is 2d, You can not import 3d objects in it. You can fake 3d aperance though in Illustrator.

#7 logoji


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

you can check the all format in export . I hope you will find there.



#8 EcoDesigns


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Try the trace effect in illustrator by taking a screenshot of the 3d image if you cant export the 3d file. See if that helps. You might have to play around with the trace settings to get the closest trace though.

#9 Schwaner



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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

Just Export to another file

#10 Almeida



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Obrigado!! Vou experimentar as opções de rastreio.

#11 REC



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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

Rhinoceros export to illustrator! But what you see is a projection of the 3D view in 2D.
I always make comand _make2D with rhino of the perspective view 3D, so rhino realized a kind of 2D perspective that then export in .AI ... then you can paint the model and make the three-dimensional with colour in directly in illustrator!

#12 baumax



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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

Some sort of connection between 3ds max and illustrator would be realy nice -(

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