If you have a 2D image and wish to turn into a 3D digital model, here are some options you can choose from, even if you don’t have any modeling experience!
- Shapeways | 2D Design to 3D Print Creator: Easily turn your 2D Designs into 3D Prints by uploading a 2D image via our 2d to 3d creator. This will allow you to give dimension to your image. Once completed, the model will be added to your Workshop as an .obj file.
- Tinkercad: If you have a 2D image in .svg format, 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 not only upload 2D .svg files and give them dimensions, you will also be able to add or remove shapes to the 3D mesh, allowing for more modification options. Tinkercad includes some really helpful tutorials and is a great way to get started with 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.