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Not sure if right place, but:

I used to have different ways to take a JPG/PNG and get it to STL to print it depending on the setting. Sometimes CURA does a good job, some lithography stuff is nice in those customizable thingiverse things. For simple shapes I trace it in Solidworks, others I redesign in OpenScad.

However, this tool seems to perform quite well for shapes, logo's etc.


It has great smoothing/vectorlike effects on contours. That is something that Cura seems to mess up completely.

Any thoughts?


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Funky... Like the simplicity of just posting something to a website and downloading the result, but find it kind of odd that there are next to no settings at all to play around with "picture" or "logo", almost dosn't count...

I have previously myself had quite good success with using Photoshop CS6 3d features...


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Just tried the basic tool, like the speed and simplicity but the basic stl quality is poor and a good stl costs $2,5 wich is way to much imho for 1 conversion.... so no thank you

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Hmm, I wish you all the best  and like the simplicity of the service..... but buying $50,- of credits, still no thank you .... I guess I'm used to free internet services.

Also the service really needs more export options, like .step files

Do like the 5 free credits though to be able to try the service.



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I use several paths for 2d-3d.

1. thingiverse objects that allow it

2. thingiverse image to surface page then openSCAD

3. scripts on ubuntu using imagmagick>pgm2surf.py>command line openSCAD

4. inkscape to make a svg of the image then export to openSCAD with extension.

Each has it's advantages depending on what I am trying to accomplish.

funny I have never tried CURA, I need to give that a spin.

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