Re: Image to 3D Model or Surface

From: Ismo Mäkelä (
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 10:15:05 EET

DeskArtes 3Data Expert can generate 3D STL or Iges surface data from
images in different formats: JPEG (.jpg), PNG (.png), TIFF (.tif), BMP
(.bmp), Deskartes RGB (.rgb, .raw), Sun raster files (.pic, .ras). An
evaluation can be downloaded from

Best regards,

Ismo Mäkelä

John Eric Voltin wrote:

> I am looking for a software tool that will convert/map a digital image
> to either a 3D solid model or surface. The basic idea is to
> convert/map each of the various colors or grayscale values to a
> different elevation. I am fairly flexible with regard to output file
> format. I believe that such a tool exists because I have seen the
> results of using such a tool. The algorithm should be very similar to
> those used to convert digital images to mosaics, but in three
> dimensions. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> - John
> John Eric Voltin
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> Agile Technology, Inc.
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