View Full Version : Photo Relief Carving for grandad, the war and involved in engineering

01-07-2013, 10:57 PM
Recently i have been speaking to my gran-dad and he has been talking about the war. He was telling me how he was involved in the engineering department. He had his blazer on him which had the attached picture.
I have tried in several programs but cant seem to produce a decent relief carving of the photo so i can make him a wooden carving of his badge/logo. i would like to remake this for him as he is very proud of having this badge.

Can anyone help me on programs or help produce a basic .stl file?

I've tried mesh cam art and art cam, any other types of programs that could be used?

Thank you, Simon


02-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Image will need some pre processing before feeding it into something to create the relief, need to seperate out the depths :

Generating 3D bas Relief from Bitmaps (http://www.cnc4free.org/images/GHmB/GHmB.htm)

02-07-2013, 08:58 PM
so you want to engrave it in 3d,


it's only a simple model but I can make it more complex, that alone has taken me 2 hours.

02-07-2013, 09:02 PM
Blimey i cannot thankyou enough for giving it a good bash that is looking very good! How have you managed to create it? Im going to have to learn this technique.

02-07-2013, 09:10 PM
Well, It's in Cinema4d. it's decent software.

and apparently it exports to STL.....

02-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Ahhh i seee, (on goes google and downloads) thankyou!

So from here do you move to a different program to finish off?

15-07-2013, 12:42 PM
totts have alook at this I manged some good work with it and its quite simple to use