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Tutorial: Inkscape to Blender



BnBGobo99 uses Inkscape's bitmap tracing capability to quickly convert logo images in to Blender objects. Neat.

BnBGobo99 writes:

I've been doing a lot of Inkscape to Blender work lately for various projects. Inkscape has greatly sped my 2D-to-3D logo conversion when using a .jpg or similar source file instead of an .svg. The secret lies in the "Trace Bitmap" window and it's various settings.

I wanted to share with you all how it can help you do similar conversions in your projects, too.

Please visit my WordPress post below for a how-to.


  1. That is very useful. I use the tool in Inkscape quite often, to produce vector files to mill logos or to put logos on pcb boards. I never thought of importing them in blender. Really cool results.

  2. Lawrence D’Oliveiro on

    I think Inkscape is underused compared to Gimp. Inkscape is very useful, not just for creating shapes that Blender can import as curves, but it can also export texture bitmaps as well. For example, you can create regular grids and other such geometric shapes, which you can bring into Blender and use as bump maps or displacement maps.

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