In order for me to recreate YOUR EXISTING LOGO for 3D , I must have either the original vector artwork, or be able to match the font if applicable.
WHAT IS VECTOR?
A vector file is native to programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Macromedia Freehand. These three are the industry standard and ideally your artwork should originate from one of these applications.
Once your vector logo is designed, you then output all other files types from this original vector file such as JPG's , PNG and TIFF's for web, video and print.
Vector files are created by a mathematical computation so no matter what size you need to print, a vector logo that is set up for 1 inch tall can print a 100 foot size billboard with no loss.
WHY VECTOR FOR YOUR 3D LOGO?
The vector file is needed to quickly create your 3D logo from the vector line information.
This is especially important if I cant match the font. 3D applications see the outlines of the shapes and text which allow me to build a 3D model very quickly.
WHY NOT A JPG OR A PSD FILE?
JPG's and PSD files are raster files, a pixel-based format. If your logo was designed in a pixel based program, eg: Photoshop, the 3D program cannot see the shapes.
MATCHING YOUR FONTS;
If I don't have the original vector artwork and your logo is made from a common font then I can recreate your 3D logo directly from the font.
WHAT IF I HAVE NO VECTOR LOGO OR MATCHING FONTS?
If I don't have the vector file OR I am unable to match the fonts or shapes, I have to recreate the vector file from scratch from your image file.
I have to import your raster artwork into my vector program and trace the contours, shapes and outlines. Often this takes several hours of work before you can build a 3D logo or model.
I charge an additional $30 for vector art recreation and the client takes delivery of the vector version with the new 3D logo.