100% Blender Noob need Help if you can

G’Day All As the title says I’m a Blender noob and old to boot but would like some help if you can I have a video link to may be help what I would like to know can the alpha be made from a photo as in the video as the alphas work well in ArtCam or Aspire to use on a CNC router I have put a picture of what I would like to if it is possible

Thank you Ted

link -http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOVtCYreEZE


The correct link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOVtCYreEZE

can the alpha be made from a photo as in the video
The alpha is a depth map. In the video it is not creating the depth from a photo. You need some information on the relative distances the parts of the object are from the camera, a photo will not have that. If you have a model in ZBrush of blender you can create and export a depth map.

http://www.blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?320237-I-m-looking-to-generate-a-very-specific-depth-map-from-Blender

Thank you for your help so it looks like I I’m Stuff LOL