Created: 14th March 2013M / 3 Jamadilawal 1434H, Fr. [Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin]
Published: 15th March 2013M / 3 Jamadilawal 1434H, Fr.
After creating the Bunga in Blender, see this post:
... I went on to try create the letter Dad in Blender. Dad is the 15-th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the 16-th letter of the Jawi alphabet. The early result looked like a letter made of modelling clay, see Pic 1.
To create a better-looking letter, I thought of importing a file then tracing the letter but some how couldn't import the SVG file into Blender and didn't know why.
After watching this tutorial:
Blender Tutorial Import .svg file from Inkscape, Edit, Apply Texture, & Export 3d Image
... I realized that my mistake was I tried to import text instead of path. The text has to be converted to a path first, and then can it be imported into Blender. Referring to Pic 2, in Inkscape, select the object (text) then go to Path > Object to Path.
Using the Edit path by nodes cursor (see Pic 3), click the now-path object. The outline of the now-path object should have nodes like that in Pic 4 .
Shown in Pic 5 is the imported SVG Dad after some rotating, scaling and texturing. Shown in Pic 6 and Pic 7 are the final results of Pic 5.
Between Pic 6 and Pic 7:
- Pic 6 has a thicker extrusion and dimmer lighting
- Pic 7 has a thinner extrusion and brighter lighting.
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More about Inkscape, here:
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