Create 3D Objects

This quick tip on how to Create 3D Objects only applies to Vision Pro 10 with updated license files.

To create 3D objects we must first either import or copy and paste an image file into Vision Pro 10. Graphicly advanced Vision Pro Engraving Software allows you to import many file types including GIF or TIF formats with transparent backgrounds.

The imported image object must fit within the plate-size window box. You will want to use a high-quality image with a high resolution. For this tutorial, we are using the Vision logo.

Full color vision logo imported into Vision Pro 10, we will create it into a 3D object.

Next convert the imported image into grayscale by using the “Convert to Grayscale Depth” tool, in Vision Pro 10. You will find it in the drop-down menu under Transform.

Select Convert to Grayscale Depth in drop down menu.

Try different conversion modes to find the ideal conversion method for your imported image file type, different modes may work better than others.

Select Convert to Grayscale Depth settings.

Any images with a transparent background will be detected automatically.

Select “Keep Transparency” then click “OK” when done.

Transparency detected pop up window.

Select “Use the transparency to produce a priming layer” Try different options to find the ideal setting to convert your imported graphic into grayscale.. 

Transparency detected setting.

Below is an example of the Vision logo converted into grayscale using Vision Pro 10 engraving software.

Vision logo converted to Grayscale ready to create it into a 3D object.

Once you have converted your image into grayscale, you will need to create a relief fill tool path for your image. Select your image then click on “Engrave” on the menu bar, then “Create Tool Path”, and next click on “Relief Fill”.

Select Relief Fill in the drop down menu under Create Tool Path. Last step before we will create it into a 3D object.

The Relief Fill window will pop up.

Here is a brief description of the different settings in the “Relief Fill” window.

1) Max Depth: Depending on the depth of your material and time.

2) Minimum Depth: Below the surface of the material.

3) Tool: The smaller the tool size, the more detail.

4) Color: Something contrasting

5) Fill Percentage: 20%-30% will usually provide enough detail.

After adjusting your setting appropriately click “OK” Vision Pro 10 will now create a 3D object from your grayscale image.

Relief Fill settings.

When the relief fill has been created, you can view your object in 3D in the 3D viewer.

Vision logo as a 3D Generated object.

To view the generated object in 3D, select “View” in the menu bar and then “Show 3D” in the drop-down.

To show the Vision logo in 3D, after you have created it into a 3D object you must open it with a 3d viewer.

In the 3D viewer, you can pan in or out and view from several different perspectives.

Vision logo we create into a 3D object.
another view of the created 3d object.

Invert the grayscale on your image to make the lows high and the highs low when it’s converted to 3D

Vision logo with inverted grayscale.

To invert your grayscale image, select “Transform” on the menu bar then click on “Invert Grayscale Depth”.

To invert scale select Invert Grayscale Depth in drop down menu .

Below is what the inverted grayscale image will look when converted to a 3D object.

Inverted grayscale image we create into a 3D object.

Check back next month for more Engraving Quick TipsContact Vision Engraving & Routing Systems to learn about Creating 3D Objects, or to request a free online engraving demo. Visit us online today at or call 1-888-637-1737.

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