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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.

http://www.selva3d.com/

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

     

    Do you have a link to this extension ?

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

     

    Do you have a link to this extension ?

     

    this is the on I have used.

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25036

    I link this method since I can tweak the path in inkscape if I need to.

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    thanks, i'll give it a try.

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