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How to make Cylindrical Reliefs for objects like lithophanes.

With PhototoMesh you can create the STL files which, with the help of modern 3D printers, create cylindrical objects like this:

Cylindrical lithophane external and internal lighting

A screenshot of PhotoToMesh is shown below, with the settings for creating a cylindrical STL file:

Cylindrical Lithophane Software Screenshot

When you are happy with the settings simply use the File | Save as Dxf or STL file item:

Here's one another real life example from Satoshi Uchiwo:

Cylindrical Lithophane of Baby Photo

You can also use surfaces of revolution...

There is a free demo so you can try your own images and your own printer hardware. Click on the link below to download it:


Flat Lithophanes




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