Engines (the dealbreaker for me!)

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Engines (the dealbreaker for me!)

Postby mjb11800 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:01 am

Hi - I was thinking about buying the software to save me some time in my work (I draw a lot of cars in 3d for t-shirts etc)

Could someone kindly tell me if an image like this would inflate smoothly? Or is it too complex?

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Would appreciate anyone's opinion! If it does work and an inflate can be relatively clean, I'll but it straightaway, it just made sense to ask first.

Many thanks, M
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Postby Simon » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:35 pm

Looks complex, and the greyscale values don't match the height values inflate uses to make a model. You would need to paint a new greyscale image with height values to inflate, then add the original image as a texture map.
If you try to do too much with a single inflate it will get messy.

That said - all those tubes and cylinder shapes would be best drawn individually as curvy shapes. And use inflate on individual pieces that are more oblong.
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Postby sculptor » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:24 am

i would make a few simple rectangular blocks and project the picture onto them.
If you give an example illustration of an existing t-shirt I might be able to give a better answer.
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