Trying out the 360 deg lithophane option in http://3dp.rocks/lithophane/, I used a photo of some of my tools, and dropped the photo with “360 degree outer” selected, to create a novel desk-tidy, in a matter of seconds. Back-lighting the print transforms it, prompting the idea that a ring of LEDs would light the walls and still give a usable container. (one to think about!)
The cylinder is generated either hollow or solid, so I drew up a base separately, printed it in a different colour just for contrast, and super-glued it in place.
This utility gives a nice balance of variables and is simple to use. It produces a usable STL in no time, inviting you to experiment with design and creative possibilities without being burdened by the technicalities of the process.
Great work @Mark_Durbin . Thank you!