I have not explained well.
what kind of software that will design the box ( toothpaste) after I have
designed the logo. these logo can "melt" into the surface of
I have collected a few toothpaste. Expand it and I want to learn how to
Sorry to be so terse, but if you cannot get AutoCAD, then why are
you asking about it for this (or any) purpose?
I did something similar with AutoCAD. I tore apart some
cigarette boxes, input the information in AutoCAD, then plotted
it at 1:1. When I cut it out, I had a replica of the box, in
paper. It *sort* of worked ... needing adjustments for the stock
thickness, of course.
There are lesser software packages available at lower prices.
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Check out the below links for some professional (and all free) options.
Wings is supposed to be a good modeller, while Art of Illusion can do that
too, and just about anything any renderer on the market can do. (Look for a
guy named Nate's sample award-winning images done with it.)
For a small example, it has HDRI, image mapping (such as for adding, or as
you say; "melting" textures and images onto surfaces), procedural texturing,
photon-mapping and cautics for high photorealism, and also does high-end
It may also support a 2D-cad DXF file import feature soon!
I use it myself, and invite you to its forum at Sourceforge (link below),
where you'll find that and much much more in the way of fine free open
source software solutions.
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