Jul.4, 2012

An awesome app for the Mac that allows you to automatically generate 2D drawings into 3D objects was released recently by Thingiverse user Jetty. This new app called OmNomNom Creator is designed for people who don't have much CAD experiences but want to create 3D printable file from 2D images.

Simply just drag and drop any common image format (gif, jpg, png, tiff etc.) into OmNomNom and choose the output format you want, and it will export an STL file for 3D printing. It requires OpenSCAD 2011.12 or later version to be installed.

You can use it to create 3D Cookie Cutters, Medallions, Logos, Surface Maps, Mazes, QR Codes, Stamps, or for anything where you need to get a 2D image into a 3D project.

A recent derivation is a plastic cactus created by Thingiverse user johnbiehler that he printed from an iPhone photo. ""I used the medallion option and edited the OpenSCAD to make the base=0."

Though the resolution is limited but it is so simple to use. It pushes 3D printing to mass market by providing common people a tool to play with 2D and 3D images and print out their favorite 3D objects.

Watch the video provided by Jetty introducing the features of OmNomNom Creator:


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CALUM A TODD wrote at 3/27/2013 8:50:59 PM:

Would it be possible to input a 2d GRading Plan for a golf green and output a 3d model

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