An experiment

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  1. ndpg

    ndpg Active Member

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    Mathematica 11 has a new feature can convert graphical plots to printable files. Inverted a photo, made an intensity plot of it and converted it to an STL. Needed to be stretched a bit vertically to be thick enough to print. As you can see, the print looks a bit of a mess, but when you backlight it.... IMG_1972.jpg IMG_1968.jpg
     
  2. PsyVision

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    That is really cool!
     
  3. Springfield-Jack

    Springfield-Jack Well-Known Member

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    http://3dp.rocks/lithophane/ it's prone to crash but has a neater output-though the Mathematica 11 lithophane looks more organic/artistic!
     
  4. ndpg

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    Lithophane. I had no idea that there was a name for it. I'll try printing the one from the website. This is definitely not what the function in Mathematica was intended for!
     
  5. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool...
     
  6. ndpg

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    When put in the same size etc the website and Mathematica versions come out pretty close although the Mathematica version had a bit better contrast. Mathematica is incredibly slow though. It generates an STL file that is 3 x the size. Presumably a mesh that is finer than it needs to be. The website version didn't like Safari but seemed to work OK on Firefox. I'll use the web version if I want to do any more.
     
  7. cez

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    Wow, what a really cool idea :)
     
  8. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

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    Would be cool to wrap something like that around around a shape to make an led lantern
     
  9. A Dragon In A Pie Costume

    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    just printed a lithophane myself and they are fun to make, but i used slightly too opaque filament so it doesn't show up that great
     

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