TutorialsUsing Blender figures in Ipe

Blender is a 3D editor that is able to render realistic 3D figures. It has several ways to render an image. Most of the time, scenes are rendered to a raster image. However, Blender includes a renderer that renders lines, called Freestyle, which can export to SVG. This creates a nice way to import the figure into Ipe, so that it can be edited manually. What is more, we can import the raster version of the render as a background image in Ipe, so that you get the shading as well, for a cartoon-like look.

This tutorial assumes basic Blender knowledge.