While taking a class at Techshop, I set out to see if I could create 3D printed glasses. There are many ways you can approach 3D modeling and print. I decided to start by using a 3D scanner to get a model. I used the NextEngine 3D Scanner to capture a model of a generic Ray Ban sunglasses frame. A program like 123D Catch is a great alternative to those that do not have access to a 3D Scanner. The program allows you to take photos of an object and turn it into a 3D model.

If you need more info on where to get access to the tools I used check out TechShop.ws. I made it at TechShop.

Step 1: 3D Scanning

Using the 3D scanner, I was able to get a 3D model of the pair of glasses I had. I have included a version of the STL file I used. The STL file can easily be open in 3D modeling programs.
<p>Can this be done at some sort of 3d print shop? I wish to create a vertical wall using a photograph. </p>
<p>please change the presenting picture, big thanks absolutly not what i expected !!! </p>
<p>There is almost no limit what you can do with 3D printing. Very nice 3D Printed Glasses, Cordavi!</p>
very cool! gives me inspiration to wonder whats possible
love the minecraft bit, had no idea that was possible
I would have never thought to make a 3-d print of glasses. Great job! :D
You used <em>Minecraft </em>to make these?! That's awesome!
You need a red and a blue lens to make this complete.

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Bio: My name is Michael Amundsen, and I have a Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media Arts and a minor in Cultural Anthropology, from the ... More »
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