How to print 3d coins from an image

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Vento, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Vento
    Vento New Member
    Hello guys,
    I'm not an expert of 3d printing and also I'haven't a good knowledge of 3d modelling.
    As I work as an archaeologist I need to reproduce some small objects like ancient coins to make plastic replicas.

    Can you explain to me how to do a 3d .stl model from an image in .jpg or .bmp (in black and white of course) ? Are there some freeware software to make this operation?

    feel free to give me your advice!

    Fede
     
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
  3. Vento
    Vento New Member
    Thanks for your support.
    I did this operation on the online creator, but the result is very bad and I don't belive that it would be possible to print a 3d object from that .stl ...can you suggest me anothe solution to fix this problem?

    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Another way would be to use blender, it's been a while since I did it though, and I wouldn't say that I'd be able to create a properly scaled model myself. You may want to check out the Modeler Needed section to find someone that can help model your coins.
     
  5. Vento
    Vento New Member
    Thanks a lot, I'll follow your advice ;)
     
  6. SGDesigns
    SGDesigns New Member
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012