To start this operation, please create a folder at one location
for all photo images. Images are linked to AutoCAD so if moved or copied,
the link is broken and photo images will not show up on your AutoCAD.
Obtain a photo image by download or scan.
Open PhotoShop and crop the photo to just outside of the red and white
Open AutoCAD and set the unit to Architectural. (Format/Unit/Architectural)
Insert the photo into AutoCAD (Insert/Ruster Image/find your
image in the photo folder/OK/computer asks the location and size of
photo/just click your mouse)
Image size change
Scale the height of the kimono image (DI/click at top/click at bottom)
For example, it says 8-1/2" high, you need to enlarge it to the
true dimension (say 5' high)
5' x 12" = 60"
60" / 8.5" = 7.059 (use this multiplier)
Type SCALE then enter
Click on the image enter
Click at one corner of the image
Type 7.059 then enter
Making Poly Line
Type PL then trace the kimono. Use C-enter to close the PL at the end.
Copy and Extrude
Copy the P-Line and extrude it by 1"
(Tyep CO/enter/click on PL/enter/Click on PL/move to side/click)
(Type EXT/enter/click on the PL/enter/1/enter/enter)
Apply photo on the solid
Type RMAT, select NEW
Give a name
Press Find File and specify the photo location
Change the view to Cube
Press Adjust Bitmap
Press Fit to Object
You can also Preview and Maintain Aspect Ratio
You will see the Material name
Click on the extruced kimono solid
You can also select other material images by selecting Materials Library.
Change the top window to Photo Raytrace
Rotate it up
Go to side view (View/3D View/Left)
Turn on Ortho
Type Rotate then enter
Click on the object
Click on the right side of the object
Move mouse until the object is up right
When the image is copied to other file, you need to attach the image