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    model out of bitmap

    Hi

    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.

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    Re: model out of bitmap

    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

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    Re: model out of bitmap

    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

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    Re: model out of bitmap

    trace the bmp (find edges). Find corners, these are your poly points... but no I don;t know of any modeller that does it.

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    Re: model out of bitmap

    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

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