In frustration I am posting this topic… I expect that it has been posted before, but can’t find any reference to my particular problem, so here goes.
I am a TV producer and often use my client’s logos as an extruded 3D animation in my work. I have been using Sketchup for the last couple of months, and would like to integrate it in to my workflow… BUT, I cannot seem to successfully be able to create a simple coloured logo in 3D with the Sketchup program.
I am importing a DXF file into Sketchup which gives me the outline of the logo. (the DXF is generated by Inkscape from a png of the logo. I don’t wish to trace around the image in Sketchup, so I do it this way). Then I turn those vectors into actual faces, so that I have something to texture.
Then I get stuck.
Although I now have the 3D shape, I have tried to lay the colours of the logo over the top of my newly created 3D shape, with no success whatsoever. I have tried Photo Match, I have tried a Projected Image, a texture, but I get messed up colours, or inaccurate placement of the mutlicoloured shape.
Please, is there a simple way that I can accurately place an image of the logo, directly onto the logo shape I have created in Sketchup? At this stage I don’t believe there is.
I am hoping someone must have successfully done this in the past,… or is Sketchup not the program with which to be trying to do this.
I trust someone out there may have an idea.