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Bitmap background for easy modelling?


Hi there.
Is there a way to import a picture and use it as a backgroung in SE2D, so that one
can manually draw a geometry following the contour of an object present on the picture?
(In my case, I am thinking of copying a guitar body from a picture of a real guitar.)

Thank you!
Cedric.
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Re: Bitmap background for easy modelling?

Cedric,
You can insert images into your drawing. You will not be able to precision
locate anything in the image. But you can visually draw on top of the image.
Click on "Insert" at the top of the applications window and then click on
'Image". This will open the Insert Image dialog. Browse to the location of
your image. When you identify the image you want inserted. click OK.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Bitmap background for easy modelling?


Thanks Ricky.
That's great I'll try that soon!
Best regards.
Cedric
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Cedric,
>You can insert images into your drawing. You will not be able to precision
>
>locate anything in the image. But you can visually draw on top of the image.
>
>Click on "Insert" at the top of the applications window and then click on
>
>'Image". This will open the Insert Image dialog. Browse to the location of
>
>your image. When you identify the image you want inserted. click OK.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Bitmap background for easy modelling?


Hi Rick.
I have inserted the picture of a guitar and drawn its contour with the spline curve
tool. This works but is a bit tedious.
Is there a way of defining a quite dense sequence of points (all placed on the guitar
picture's contour) and then compute a smooth interpolation curve from these points?
And eventually reduce the number of points of the obtained curve to the minimum
number of points necessary to define this contour?
Thank you!
Cheers.
C

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Cedric,
>You can insert images into your drawing. You will not be able to precision
>
>locate anything in the image. But you can visually draw on top of the image.
>
>Click on "Insert" at the top of the applications window and then click on
>
>'Image". This will open the Insert Image dialog. Browse to the location of
>
>your image. When you identify the image you want inserted. click OK.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>