Okay, so this has probably got a really simple answer, but I don't know what it is, i'm completely new to C4D..
So what i've done is found this image > http://xenotransplant.ineu.org/images/biohazard.gif
Opened it up in Photoshop, deleted the background and exported the path to Illustrator.
I then 'merged' the .ai in Cinema 4D and added it to extrude NURBS and it became 3D.
I don't actually know if that was the right way about doing things, but now i'm looking to add a fillet cap to the 3d image.
Okay, so I found out what the problem is. I was using the magic wand tool instead of creating my own path which was creating multiple paths in C4D.
But because using the pen tool doesn't give as nice an edge, any ideas on how to do it using the magic wand tool?
after exporting the path as Illustrator it comes in as 6 paths, yes? Either select the 6 paths and do a Functions/Connect (or Connect and Delete) and put the resulting single path in the extrude or put all 6 paths in the Extrude and check Hierarchical in the Extrude.