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How can i convert this 2D image into 3D?

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Hello,

I have been trying to convert the following 2D image into a 3D one. I want to ultimately animate it, which I am fine with.

I have tried various packages such as Blender 3D, Xara Xtreme and Adobe Illustrator, but whenever i import the logo it either add a white background around the diamond shape or I get an error about my graphics card.

I want to add a slight depth to the image, making it like a plaque or a photo canvas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Question by:ImagineIT
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by:ImagineIT
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Sorry,

here is the image.
it-2.png
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Xara Xtreme has an "Extrusion Tool" which you can use to give a basic 3D appearance.  It works best with vector images though, so I redrew your bitmap in Xtreme and applied an extrustion.  I've attached a PNG example, and the original XAR file so that you can take it apart and play with the Extrusion tool to get a feel for it.

(I've renamed the IT.xar file as IT.txt so that I could attach it here: you should rename it back to IT.xar to open it in Xara Xtreme on your PC)

There's no need for any fancy graphics card to use Xara Xtreme.

Short demo movie at http://www.xara.com/uk/products/designer/features/feature?id=82
IT.png
IT.txt
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by:ImagineIT
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Hi Redlondon,

I did try using xara, but i think the problem i was having is that i was trying to add the extrusion on an existing jpeg or png file.

I shall get one drawn up in xara and go from there

Thanks a lot, great help.
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