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I want to print an image of a network in 3D — what's the best way to convert it?

Unfortunately, with only a .PNG or other file format that is traditionally two dimensional, you are missing some critical information. Unless your objective is to print something "flat with thickness,"...
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Can I sell a handpainted large scale 3D model of a copyrighted 2D concept art?

While better fitted to our friends at law.SE, the general gist is: No. Art is protected by copyright, and any adaption (derivative work) requires the OK from the right holders per se. Only 70-75 years ...
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What is the simplest way to render an image of an obj exported from Tinkercad?

For your purposes, consider that Meshmixer (free) can open .OBJ files and display them in any position you desire. I use Meshmixer quite a bit for model editing, but have not used it for .OBJ files ...
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Is there a technique for turning an image into a 2d model?

As you are already familiar with OpenSCAD, consider to use the projection() function to accomplish your goal. If you allow for an interpretation that one can cast a shadow of the part on a surface ...
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What is the simplest way to render an image of an obj exported from Tinkercad?

If you need just a graphical 3D look at them, opening them in any slicing program should create a graphic visualization in relation to the print grid - in glorious 3D. Slicers don't allow to place ...
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Laser engraving software for Boxzy 3D printer

Autodesk must have been reading your mind. A brand new video just got posted today from Autodesk on how to do this in F360.
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Is there a technique for turning an image into a 2d model?

Two options: Use TRACE2SCAD (http://aggregate.org/MAKE/TRACE2SCAD) For the more adventurous: Dig up the old pull-request for the suggested ...
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How to 3D print an ID card

FDM printer? If you want to print one, maybe you should outsource it (let it print the tag on both sides), even the most affordable printers are in the \$100 - \$150 price range. If you want a printer ...
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Control a 2D printer like a 3D printer

No Most 2D printers use very different motor setups - 3D Printers use steppers, Paper printers usually use simple motors and encoders. Printers take input in special data formats. These can be pretty ...
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Converting a 2D black and white image to a 3D model for printing on Linux

Cura will import a picture and use it as a heightmap to build a 3d object. There are a few options available when importing : You can even export back the data as STL if you need to process the mesh. ...
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Converting a 2D black and white image to a 3D model for printing on Linux

The OpenSCAD surface function will do this. You can feed it a greyscale image or a textfile containing a matrix. Documentation and examples can be found at https:/...
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Can carving templates be produced from G-code?

Carving decorative patterns? If your templates needs to be used like one does a stencil, that's doable... but paper-thin is not as you can't make that with an FDM printer. But if you allow 0.2 or even ...
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Can't create image to G-code software for CNC to process

Generally, movement in a CNC, FDM-Printer, laser cutter, and Plotter has the XY plane decoupled from the Z-axis in most operations. As a result, the path in the XY plane is in 2D. But how to get to a ...
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How to 3D print an ID card

One option to create the tag you require can be accomplished with a single extruder and a bit of manual intervention. I've performed the sequence of steps from a Thingiverse creation that resulted in ...
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What is the simplest way to render an image of an obj exported from Tinkercad?

Consider using Clara.io (100% free): Export your Tinkercad project as OBJ. Import in Clara.io Texture and render. Clara.io is 100% web based. It is simple to learn if you have prior experience with ...
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