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Hey,

Am looking to get the ideas of my next double ATX case build put into a 3D render program but am hitting some roadblocks. Does anyone know a way of taking a black and white image and making it usable and editable in a 3D program such as google sketch-up? Or possibly recommend a different program to use? Am at a loss here and any help would be great. Attached is the image I plan to use for the side window. I tried importing it but I can't do anything with it.

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Here is the side window concept image
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So you want to take that and import it into the program?
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So you want to take that and import it into the program?
Yes that's correct. But I need it to import as a editable object and not just a texture.
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Yes that's correct. But I need it to import as a editable object and not just a texture.
import it as a texture, put it on a box/cube with whatever size you want then extrude how you see fit, move vertexes etc. Not sure how it works in sketchup, i use 3DS max.
    
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import it as a texture, put it on a box/cube with whatever size you want then extrude how you see fit, move vertexes etc. Not sure how it works in sketchup, i use 3DS max.
Awesome.... I might have to try that. I know you're prob busy, but is there a way you could write up a tutorial on that? And also will the skt files for sketchup import into 3DS max?
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I don't know that Sketchup will have the capability of doing that... Other programs like 3DSMaz, Maya, Cinema4D do have that functionality built in.

You would take that image of yours and convert it to a paths type file in Illustrator (or any other software that allows for the creation of paths type files).

You would then import that path files to your 3D program of choice (I use C4D).

Here's a walk through of how to get it done in C4D.

Link: Here
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I don't know that Sketchup will have the capability of doing that... Other programs like 3DSMaz, Maya, Cinema4D do have that functionality built in.

You would take that image of yours and convert it to a paths type file in Illustrator (or any other software that allows for the creation of paths type files).

You would then import that path files to your 3D program of choice (I use C4D).

Here's a walk through of how to get it done in C4D.

Link: Here
I have photoshop but I don't have Illustrator, will I still be able to import that image how I need?
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I have photoshop but I don't have Illustrator, will I still be able to import that image how I need?
Yes you can use Photoshop.

Create Path from shape: Here

After that just save the path file as .ai and import to your 3D program of choice. Again; these methods that I am outlining here work for C4D (that is what I use)... I don't know if Sketchup will be able to do this; I haven't worked with it in a long time and I don't remember.
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Yes you can use Photoshop.

Create Path from shape: Here

After that just save the path file as .ai and import to your 3D program of choice. Again; these methods that I am outlining here work for C4D (that is what I use)... I don't know if Sketchup will be able to do this; I haven't worked with it in a long time and I don't remember.
Thanks =D I will have to re-install Photoshop since I just had to reformat my laptop for school. Will give sketchup a shot, if not I will prob use the 3DS max since it's free for students.
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