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Howto emboss (bas-relief) a picture on a 3d curved surface

Phenom
Phenom

I am looking for a method to model a bas-relief from an artists image.

 

It looks like there are a few tools for image to stl around (height map from grey scale).

 

One complication is I need to do this on a doubly curved (non developable surface)

 

Does anyone have any experience to share?

 

Are there tools in NX to do this?

 

An stl would be fine, looking at 3d printing or machining the part.

 

Thanks

 

Alex

NX9.0.3.4MP12

Win 7 Pro

 

 

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Re: Howto emboss (bas-relief) a picture on a 3d curved surface

Phenom
Phenom

I solved this using a combination of NX, GIMP & Blender.

Use the image as a height map, deform the mesh and export as stl.

 

Looks good so far.