Hi there - as the title suggests, I'm trying to import an already created vector logo (in illustrator) and import it into Dimension so that I can then build it up (extrude), apply materials to the face of it and then put it on a wall
Essentially, I'm trying to create a mock up of a metallic sign on the wall using the logo I have created
I've tried importing and simply pasting but nothing?
I just tested that tutorial and it does work but there are two possible issues;
overall the interface has improved and works better so have fun with it
Hi there - thank you for trying to help but this isn't quite what I mean. I am comfortable with applying my designs to a 3D object as a material.
I am talking about bringing my logo into Dimension as a flat vector logo, and building it up to be a 3D object which I can then position on a wall to make it look like a metal sign
At the moment it is literally a flat 2D illustrator vector logo - I need to extrude it to make it look like a 3D physical object and then apply materials etc etc
Photoshop can make 3d models from a flat image but Dimension can not and Illustrator is not the right tool but you could send the vector into the cc library and open it in Photoshop as a way to convert it... the results will be poor ime so I would make it in Maya or Blender instead
Dimension isn't a modeling software, you can't build models inside it. There's no way to extrude a logo into a 3D shape.
If I recall, Strata 3D software has an easy one- or two-click function to extrude a vector file into a 3D model. Then you can save that OBJ and import it into Dimension to apply your materials & backgrounds.
You can import your vector logo as a smart object in Photoshop and extrude it using the 3d option provided. You can then export it as an .obj file and import it on Dimention. It's a lot easier than it's sounds 🙂