Today I'm going to show you how to take an image, and turn it into a cool pendant!!!
For this tutorial, i'm going to be using a headphone image as an example.
Step 1: Download and Install Autodesk 123Design
Autodesk 123Design is a free 3D modeling program that can be downloaded using the link below.
Once you've downloaded it open the .exe file and go through the installation, this may take a while.
Step 2: Find a .SVG Image
Once that's done installing open your web browser.
Next, type in the name of the thing you want to turn into a pendant then add svg to the end, for example, "shark tooth svg"
Then, find and download a suitable svg file.
Step 3: Importing the SVG.
The easy part is over, NOW comes the hard part!!!!!
First, open Autodesk 123Design.
Next, hover your cursor over the top-left corner of the Autodesk 123Design window, a drop-down menu will appear.
Finally, hover over "Import" then "SVG as solid"
Step 4: Extruding the Solid Down.
If your solid does not look like the one on the picture above, then don't be worried; just hover over the "Construct" button on the top toolbar, then click "Extrude".
Next, select each part of the image one by one and pull the arrow down to a size you think is good, or if you're lucky then your solid will all be in one image and you can extrude it down all at once.
Step 5: Combining the Parts.
Once you're done extruding, it's time to start combining.
Hover your mouse over the "Combine" button, then click "Merge"
Select the biggest object in your solid then combine it with the second biggest object, do this until all the pieces move around as one.
Here is a short video by me to help you understand merging better.
Step 6: Adding the Hole for the Chain or Necklace.
This is kind of hard to explain so I have attached one of my Youtube videos below, Watch & Learn.
Step 7: Export As STL.
Now your pendant is done!!!!
Just hover over the top-left corner, then hover over "Export as 3D", then click "STL"
Save in the location you want, and print the STL file!!!!
Now you know how to make and have made and printed your very own customized pendant!!!