Kind of stuck!

I am trying to make a 2D image of our family crest into 3D but think I may be on the wrong track. I just started 3D modeling about 3 weeks ago so this may be a project way beyond my skills.

Any ideas, advice, or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Here is a screenshot of where I am.

http://forums.filefront.com/gallery/index.php?n=924

Please be kind! :slight_smile:

That’s a pretty ambitious project for your first month of 3d work. The basic problem I see is that you’re still thinking 2d: outlines, rather than volumes. However, Gollum999 just published a tutorial on Making a carving which you might find useful, since he starts the work from outlines, then puffs it up into a 3d carving, like a wood carving. I haven’t done the tutorial, so I can’t vouch for how easy it would be for a beginner, and Gollum999 does recommend starting with something simple, to get the hang of it, before jumping into a major project. (I’d consider your coat of arms a major project.)

Anyway, check out the tutorial, good luck, and if you run into snags, post again.

Have a look at this tutorial it shows how to trace a bitmap using curves.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Tutorials/Curves/B%C3%A9zier

Thanks, that was just what I needed :slight_smile: