In this workshop, you will learn how to convert your photographs into embossed 3D models and then bring them to life using a 3D printer.
A lithophane is a thin embossed or etched surface that reveals a picture when held against a light source. Due to the varying thickness of the surface as a result of the etching, light passes through in differing degrees, revealing details of the image seemingly out of nowhere. This technique has been used since the 19th century to create stunning artworks by hand - with the traditional medium being translucent porcelain. With technology today, we can replicate and simplify the design process using PLA and 3D printing.
In this workshop, we’ll show you how to convert your photographs into embossed 3D models and then bring them to life using your 3D printer. This is a very cool way to give added dimension (literally!) to your pictures and memories.
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