Complex object 2D Component creator

Hi everyone

I have been creating 2D trees as components to be placed in my model

Is there an extension/plugin that could create this automatically from a transparent backgrounded image or can I request that such a thing is created.

As far as I’m aware the only way to do this is to bring a PNG file of something complex like a tree with a transparent background, paste onto a surface in Sketchup, and then go round deleting all the gaps. Obviously this is incredibly time consuming.

Gimp has the magic wand feature that accurately selects all edges, allowing you to delete the background and keep the tree… I would love to see a plugin that would automate this process in Sketchup.

TIG’s Image Trimmer would do this. It’s available at Sketchucation. It trims out transparent pixels from PNGs.