Re: [rp-ml] Lithophane Software?

From: Delft Spline Systems <>
Date: Mon May 09 2011 - 09:34:23 EEST

Hi Chuck,

Lithophanes are amazing - we have creating a few of such artworks by CNC
machining, using the DeskProto 3D CAM software. See the tutorial videos (flat lithophane) (pipe lithophane)

DeskProto includes the functionality to import a bitmap file (any 2D image)
and do a greyscale-to-Z-height conversion to make it a 3D relief. This 3D
relief then can be exported as an STL file (Create > Extra > Export Z-grid
as STL).
The resulting STL file will not be a watertight solid though as for CNC
machining that is not needed.
You can try if it will work for you using the free trial version (30 days).

For more information see

Best Regards,

Lex Lennings.

At 19:09 08/05/2011, Chuck Stapleton wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>I've been trying to find software that can create lithophane STL files
>from 2d images? The only thing I could find so far is a Photoshop
>function that converts a grascale image into 3d height maps...
>Anyone else have any suggestions from 3d image to lithophane stl?
Received on Mon May 09 09:42:50 2011

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