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Jun 17, 2024

How to Convert 2D Images to 3D Models Using AI?


In this guide, we've demonstrated how to create 3D models using Meshy - an advanced AI 3D model generator. This free 3D model maker allows for Image to 3D model conversion, making it easy to create 3D assets from photo.

Step 1: Go to Image to 3D Workspace

To dive into creating your own designs, simply click on the “Image to 3D” tab on the left sidebar. This is where our free AI 3D model generator comes into play, allowing you to bring your ideas to life with ease.

Image to 3D tabImage to 3D tab

Step 2: Upload an Image and Click Generate

Simply upload an image, give it a name, and click “Generate”. If you are unsure about what kind of images to try, click “Try an Example” and explore the examples we provide for you.

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Input Image Guide

To optimize the generated results, we recommend you to use a standardized front view of the object you're going to generate as the input image, with a white background and no text or extraneous information. This ensures the best quality when converting your 2D image to a 3D model.

Recommended inputs:

✅ Single object in one image

✅ Standard front view of the object

✅ White/monochrome/no background

Not recommended inputs:

⚠️ Text on the image

⚠️ Multiple objects in one image

⚠️ Complex background

❌ Inappropriate imagery (including but not limited to harmful content, offensive content, and NSFW content)

Step 3: Explore the Generated Model

After the generation is completed, you can explore the model in the 3D viewer. This step is crucial to verify the accuracy of the photo to 3D model conversion.

Explore the model in the 3D viewerExplore the model in the 3D viewer

In the 3D viewer, you have the option to toggle the wireframe or switch to solid mode to examine the topology and structure of the model.

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You can also easily convert the model to quad or reduce its polygons in the “Mesh Settings” section.

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Step 4: Download your Assets

To download your assets, simply click on the “Download” button on the right toolbar. We support downloading models in .fbx / .obj / .usdz / .glb / .stl / .blend formats. This flexibility allows you to use free 3D models in various applications and software.

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Step 5: Share your Creations

If you want to share your artwork with your friends, simply click the “Share” button on the right toolbar. From there, you can share it via email or social media, copy a model preview link, or download a video preview of your creation.

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