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extruding a logo
show user profile  bms85
Sorry if this is a dumb question; I haven’t used max in about 6 months and even then it was more of a hobby. Anyways… is it possible to import and extrude a vector logo? I’ve never been very good with the pen tool in Photoshop nor the spline tool in Max, so recreating curves isn’t much of an option. I know you can extrude text using any font… Could someone help me with my options here? Thanks in advance.
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4/2/2008 3:24:32 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 3:24:32 PM)
show user profile  toldaddy
You can extrude any closed spline in max(or even open spline, which will have a tin can look), Much depends on what file type you're importing. max doesn't particularly like .ai files, you'd be best off importing a dwg file. After that just make sure your splines are all closed, then add an extrude modifier to it..

but yeah, kinda of a dumb question man.. ;)

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4/2/2008 4:18:46 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 4:18:46 PM)
show user profile  bms85
I knew I can extrude any closed spline.... The question was more about if it was possible to import the spline data from Photoshop or Illustrator. Based on your reply I'll assume its way less of a hassle than I thought it would be. Thanks
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4/2/2008 4:30:37 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 4:31:46 PM)
show user profile  VKotek
dont think so, just trace it.
Vojtech Kotek

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4/2/2008 4:40:19 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 4:40:19 PM)
show user profile  Sypher-5
Save as AI ( Older versions of AI are better I've found ), import, AI.

Reset XForm, convert to editable spline, vertex mode "weld all". Extrude.
Signature Pending Redesign

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4/2/2008 4:40:21 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 4:41:18 PM)
show user profile  bms85
Hey guys, thanks for all the help.I learn something new every day toldaddy nailed it. Illustrator can export to .dwg; I never knew that. I imported it via file>import and then extruded it with no difficulties whatsoever. But, for anyone else who didn't know those that said you can import AI were also correct.
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4/2/2008 5:03:37 PM (last edit: 4/2/2008 5:04:45 PM)
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