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joeyTR
04-01-2003, 05:06 PM
Hi http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

This has nothing to do with OpenGL but I was wondering if you know any method to create a 3d model (at least a side of it) out of a bitmap. Does any 3d modeller support such function?

Thanks.

HalcyonBlaze
04-01-2003, 05:59 PM
Do you mean create a model with a side that is a polygon, or create something like terrain using a heightmap? I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Could you clarify?

- Halcyon

joeyTR
04-01-2003, 06:10 PM
Thanks.

Basically I am interested in making a 2d character - something flat. I was wondering if there is way to make such a model by using a picture.



Originally posted by HalcyonBlaze:
Do you mean create a model with a side that is a polygon, or create something like terrain using a heightmap? I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Could you clarify?

- Halcyon

Gavin
04-02-2003, 06:36 AM
trace the bmp (find edges). Find corners, these are your poly points... but no I don;t know of any modeller that does it.

HalcyonBlaze
04-03-2003, 06:46 AM
Well, if you want to make a 2d character, then what you want to make is a sprite. All you have to do is create a quad and texture it with your character. There is some other stuff in between like colorkeying and what not. But a textured quad is the basic idea

- Halcyon