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Old Mon 18 January 2016, 12:06
toad
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Burlington NC
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Good day all:
I was checking to see if anyone knew the program to create the image in the photo. It is a 2d image that gives the illusion of 3d. I've been searching web, but haven't had any luck.
Thanks all.
Toad
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Old Mon 18 January 2016, 12:09
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
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Toad,
Almost any CAD program that handles 3d should do it.
For instance, in Autocad, if you "plot" the file with mesh and lines on, it will create this file of lines just as you see it.

But, you do need a 3d file of the object for the most part.

Sean
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Old Mon 18 January 2016, 13:18
toad
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Burlington NC
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Can this be done with sketchup?
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Old Tue 19 January 2016, 14:09
silverdog
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Rome
Italy
I am quite shure you can with sketchup ... but I don't know how ....
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Old Tue 19 January 2016, 14:31
ger21
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For instance, in Autocad, if you "plot" the file with mesh and lines on, it will create this file of lines just as you see it.
This depends on how the object was modeled. Different modeling techniques will result in different lines. The "lines" are usually the edges of polygons. A lot of 3D modeling programs can render the wireframe view. What you'd do is engrave the wireframe.
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Old Fri 22 January 2016, 15:51
Nikonauts
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Johore
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Not sure exactly how, but surely involves displaying/exporting the 3D model in wireframe mode.

The easiest would be to
1. change display mode to wireframe in your 3D CAD
2. capture the screen using "prtscr" button on the keyboard.
3. clean up the raster image in photoshop, leaving only the wireframe in the image, adjust the contrast.
4. vectorize the photoshopped image in illustrator.
5. process the vector in your cad/cam as the line to cut.

The cleaner method would be to export wireframe from 3D model into 2D (read : flattened) document. Even if the CAD software export it as PDF, illustrator can read unprotected PDF documents and extract vector lines. The lines would be cleaner this way... but you'd have to figure out how to flatten the wireframe into 2D lines (eg. send to documentation/drawing app, perhaps).
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Old Fri 22 January 2016, 15:56
Nikonauts
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Johore
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This link might have solution for you if you're using Autocad : Link
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Old Tue 26 January 2016, 13:42
toad
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Burlington NC
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thanks all, I appreciate your wisdom.
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