Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk 123D Design
No drawing required!
Instructions Courtesy of Rick Valdez
Step 2: Adjust Levels
B. Slide the left arrow in the histogram to the right to increase contrast
Step 3: Select outer area of image
B. Choose “Similar” from the Select menu
Step 7: Use Image Trace to Create Outline
B. Select “Image Trace” from the Windows menu
Step 11: Isolate the Logo
B. Surround the logo with the tool to highlight all the points
C. Copy the logo to the Clipboard (command-C)
Step 12: Paste Clean Logo into New Document
B. Paste the logo into the new document. Ensure that the bounding box only includes the logo.
Step 14: Launch 123D Design Online
B. Select “Launch 123D Design Online”
Step 17: Selecting Press/Pull Menu
B. Select “Press/Pull” from under Finishing Tools
Step 19: Save File to Autodesk Cloud
( Requires free Autodesk account )
Step 20: Open in Autodesk 123D Design APP
B. Show as “Materials and Outlines”
Step 21: Save as STL for Printing
Note: Imported models have many data points. Expect slow response times.