View Full Version : Photoshop to Illustrator to LightWave

03-18-2003, 09:03 PM
et al ...

I've just spent 2.5 hours trying to find an old tutorial on how to import a Photoshop image into LightWave as an Illustrator file.
If that rings a bell with anyone, could you please point me to where it is !?!!

Thanks !!!

03-19-2003, 02:16 AM
Save your Photoshop file as the oldest variant of EPS it can and then use the EPSF load in Modeler.


03-19-2003, 06:33 AM
Remember --
You can't turn an image into a LightWave object - you can only turn vector art into an object. So, yes, you could trace curves into a path in Photoshop, export the paths to Illustrator, and import them into LightWave.

But you knew that...

03-19-2003, 09:48 AM
Check out Bytehak's site. Has good info on converting an image to eps. The trick, I found is to RIGHT click the "Create working path" button and set tolerance to 1 pixel. That will make sense to you later. ;)


03-21-2003, 12:14 AM
Thanks everybody...

"make work path from selection" is the part I was looking for!
Thanks Matt, that was the Thingamabob that does the job
that I couldn't remember !!!


04-03-2003, 09:21 AM
That page keeps coming up 'can't find'

Anyone save it as a tut, or know where I can get it now?

My photoshop dosen't seem to give me a choice of version to save and eps loader says it is an unknown format to import.

Also tried Gif2DXF plugin (1991 version is all I could find),and it is in dos (which is totally forign language) and tried it but dosen't seem to save any dxf file.
Anyone use it?

gonna try the "make work path from selection" suggestion but couldn't see any tuts for that either so will try to figure something out.
I am trying to get a topographic map into LW, (these are photocopied parts of full maps), so they won't work in any terrain program that I have found.

would just like to make the lines into splines.

04-04-2003, 08:41 PM

I've got it.
Give me your E-Mail Address and I'll send it to youi.

[email protected]

04-07-2003, 02:53 AM
your paths are in Photoshop right?

if you have illustrator you can copy / paste your paths into
Illustrator and then save out as Illustrator 8 or below.

Illustrator 9 and up now uses the PDF format, 8 and below uses postscript
which the import plugin in LW uses.

you can also use 'Export Paths To Illustrator' function in Photoshop.

04-07-2003, 09:08 AM
Thanks sbrandt

got it:)