Making a Lithophane with a 3D Printer

Making a Lithophane with a 3D Printer

Instructor Bio: 
Duration: 
9 minutes

3D printing is tons of fun, and Kelly Wayment walks you through step-by-step how to great a Lithophane from a favorite photograph. Lithophanes originated as an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen when backlit with a light source.
Today's version is much easier to accomplish.

Lithophanes are embossed photos generated by a 3D printer. Once backlit, you'll be amazed at the details you can see.
Kelly will show you all the tips and techniques you need to know to give it a try.
If you want to take her full 3D printing course, you can check it out here.

3D printing is tons of fun, and Kelly Wayment walks you through step-by-step how to great a Lithophane from a favorite photograph. Lithophanes originated as an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can be seen when backlit with a light source.
Today's version is much easier to accomplish.

Lithophanes are embossed photos generated by a 3D printer. Once backlit, you'll be amazed at the details you can see.
Kelly will show you all the tips and techniques you need to know to give it a try.

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Covered In This Class: 

Step-by-step how-to great a Lithophane from a favorite photograph

Materials Used In This Class: 

3D Alta Printer

Bonus: 

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.

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