Blender 3D is a very versatile open-source design tool. It is available as a free download for all the major PC operating systems that are macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Along with all the staple design functionalities, the Blender 3D package also supports API, which allows programmers to use the Blender 3D tool just as well as designers.

When we are designing simple components, many times, we just take the reference image and convert it into 3D. Blender 3D also supports this feature.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can convert a 2D image to a 3D model using Blender 3D.

Step 1. Download the required .svg file and save it on your desktop.

Step 2. Open the Blender 3D application on your Desktop/Laptop.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 3. Create and New file and save it with an appropriate name.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 4. Left-click on the default cube and press the ‘X‘ key on the keyboard to delete it.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 5. Click on the ‘File‘ button in the toolbar.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 6. scroll to the ‘import‘ button in the drop-down menu.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 7. Click on the ‘Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg)‘ option.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 8. Select the .svg file you downloaded earlier and open it.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 9. Window select the SVG image. Make sure you select the whole image.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 10. Right-click on the selection and click on the ‘Extrude Size‘ option.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 11. Use the mouse to adjust the amount of extrusion.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Step 12. Left-click on the workspace to confirm the operation.

 

How to turn a 2D image into 3D using Blender 3D

 

Your 2D image is now a 3D model.