freecad ver0.16 << highest version number i was able to install>>
Linux Xubuntu 18.04
What I wish to accomplish,is to take an image file and extrude it into a 3d shape.
the methods I have tried are as follows.
1 . imported the image into ikscape as a .bmp file, i then used Path > Trace Bitmap.
After that I saved it as a PLAIN .svg .
used this tutorial "Inkscape tutorial: Tracing bitmaps"
https://inkscape.org/en/doc/tutorials/t ... acing.html
I then tried to IMPORT the .svg file into
several different workbenches in freecad as svg geometry. Each time i did so freecad
crashed itself. << what am I doing wrong here?
2. I then imported the image using the image workbench >create a planar image in the
3d workspace after making the image a transparent background .png. I am able to view
the image and sketch over it however that is an extremely slow way to create an extrusion .
3. this fctexture macro looks promising, but there are no clear instructions how to
I read this post trying to find useful instructions, and did not find them.
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 968#p80658
is there any other method to take an image file and turn it into a 3d part?