Method 2: Create a Model Using an Online Tool
- Head on over to 3DP Rocks.
- Click on the Images tab and then upload your image.
- Once you return to the Model tab, you'll notice your lithophane is almost ready.
- Tweak the settings until you're satisfied with the result.
- Finally, click “Download” in the Model tab.
Also question is, how does a Lithophane work?
A lithophane is a 3D model in which an engraved or embossed image appears clearly when backlit. Traditional lithophanes were etched or molded out of thin porcelain. The thickness of each area of a lithophane determines the amount of light that can pass through.
Subsequently, question is, how thick should a Lithophane be?
For a lithophane to work you'll want to use the “Darker is higher” selection, so that less light will pass through the darker parts of your image. The minimum unsupported wall thickness for Shapeways Strong and Flexible Nylon is 0.7mm, so we set the minimum to 0.8mm in this example.
How do you make a Lithophane in Photoshop?
To install the action, open Photoshop and open the Actions window by opening Window > Actions. Open the actions menu by clicking on the top right corner of the window, highlighted in red below: Click on Load Actions and navigate to the file, “Make Lithophane.
What does Lithophane mean?
A lithophane (French: lithophanie) is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen clearly only when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene in intaglio that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones.