Lithophanes have been tremendous common this fall. We’ve been seeing examples of this intelligent 3d printing trick popping up throughout social media.
For individuals who are unfamiliar, a lithophane is a neat approach of constructing an image by making a block of fabric that has various thickness and shining a lightweight by it. Thick areas are darker and skinny areas are lighter. Through the years we’ve seen this achieved with cnc machines however now 3d printers are taking up and creating some implausible outcomes.
Jordin Andriessen wrote in to share this free on-line software for creating lithophanes that he and Dennis Dane have created. Itslitho.com is a totally featured system for creating your personal cool photos, full with instruments for modifying the picture earlier than producing the 3d file.
They’ve additionally outlined an method to producing full shade lithophanes and not using a multi shade 3d printer!
I attempted it out and was pleasantly shocked with how a lot management you’ve gotten over the entire thing. Go test it out!