Originally shared by james wolf Made another Lithophane for some good friends that came

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(james wolf) #1

Originally shared by james wolf

Made another Lithophane for some good friends that came over this weekend (the Curry’s). I took the photo on my phone with them in the backyard and cropped it down and added their name on top. It is printed in white on my UP Plus 2 and turned out pretty great (3.5 hours print time).

#lithophane #3dprinting #upplus2

(Eric Lien) #2

What do you use to create the stl?

(james wolf) #3

easy to use freeware called bmp2iges, you can read about using it and there is a link to it on my blog here:

(Brian Boudreau) #4

This is great thanks for sharing.

(Curtis Bressler) #5

Is it based on a bump map, normal map or a negative?

(Joe Duong) #6

Very cool. Will definitely have to try this!

(james wolf) #7

@Curtis_Bressler the depth of the plastic at each point is made according to the darkness of the pixel in the image. The freeware I used takes in a JPG and outputs a STL file. Check my blog post.

(james wolf) #8

@Ruben_Lomeli while I agree EVERYTHING is better with lasers, not really sure what you mean there

(james wolf) #9

I have only seen a few examples of Lithophanes done with Lasers, this however is a 3D printing community :slight_smile:

(james wolf) #10

Well I must say they are great, so many uses. I love my UP PLus 2 and I use it all the time. The quality on my prints are top notch, and it basically prints perfectly out of the box. For trouble-free high-quality printing I couldn’t be happier. Take a look at the other stuff I have printed.