Art: Importing vector shapes?

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Importing vector shapes?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New Haven, CT
    Posts
    2,083
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 968 Times in 519 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Importing vector shapes?

    A few weeks ago I was playing with SketchUp, and I was really wishing there was a way to import vector shapes from Illustrator, since I'm much more comfortable with Illustrator's environment for making vector shapes. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough, but I couldn't find anything. Is there a way to do that?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Iceland
    Posts
    1,595
    Thanks
    1,119
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 449 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yes, there is a way!

    Are you familiar with the .dwg or .dxf formats? After I've drawn shapes or ground plans in a CAD program like AutoCAD or Vectorworks, I then export my contours into SU. You have to own SU Pro to be able to import and export such 'advanced' formats, though, so make sure you have that

    So, just export your vector work from Illustrator into these CAD formats (dwg or dxf), and then import that file into SU.

    Feel free to ask me if you need any further explanations

    sketchbook / sketchblog / deviantart / facebook / twitter / e-mail

    "assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit" - cicero
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    257
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So, I'm guessing from your explanation that you cannot do it with the free version.

    Oh well...I'll do it the old fashion way, by hand.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Iceland
    Posts
    1,595
    Thanks
    1,119
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 449 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ah no, I'm fairly sure that'd be impossible with the free version I'm an architecture student so I use these export and import options a whole lot, but I guess the owners saw no need for that option for regular users. It's quite silly!

    But if it's something that'd save you loads of time, I'd definitely recommend the pro version, it's not that expensive.

    sketchbook / sketchblog / deviantart / facebook / twitter / e-mail

    "assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit" - cicero
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New Haven, CT
    Posts
    2,083
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked 968 Times in 519 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks AsaB! I'll check into the full version if I find myself using Sketchup more than I currently do. For the time being I use it to fool around, or to mock up perspective quickly for an illustration.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Iceland
    Posts
    1,595
    Thanks
    1,119
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 449 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ok cool, glad to help! It's a real pity the free version doesn't have this exporting option.

    sketchbook / sketchblog / deviantart / facebook / twitter / e-mail

    "assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit" - cicero
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    257
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I understand why though. If they allowed a lot of exporting and importing...No one would pay for it.

    Thanks for the information though. I won't waste any time looking around for it, that's for sure.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •