When converting from a 2D image to 3D model, there are several options to choose from–whether or not you have experience in going from 2D to 3D.
Shapeways | 2D Design to 3D Print Creator: Easily turn your images from 2D to 3D by uploading a 2D image via our 2D to 3D converter By using a 2D to 3D converter, you will have the ability to add dimension when turning an image into a 3D model. Once completed, the model will be added to your Workshop as an OBJ file. You may also be interested in converting 3D images into STL files. This is one of the most common file types too, commonly exported from almost any 3D software.
To ensure other types of 3D models will be printed correctly, follow these steps
- Tinkercad: If you have a 2D image in SVG format, and want to turn your image to 3D model, Tinkercad is an excellent (and free!) service. Similar to our 2D to 3D creator, but with more customization and modeling options, Tinkercad enables you to upload 2D SVGfiles and give them dimensions, plus, you can add or remove shapes to the 3D mesh, allowing for more modification options than a basic 2D to 3D converter. Tinkercad includes some really helpful tutorials and is a great way to get started with 2D to 3D modeling.
- Adobe Photoshop: If you own a copy of Photoshop, Adobe has added 3D capabilities to its artillery. Check out this tutorial on how to create 3D objects from a 2D image.
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