In this episode I discuss my new found fascination with creating lithophanes. Lithophanes are 3D photographs that when viewed in normal light look a little odd and very lifeless but when you apply a light to the back, they transform into beautiful 3D images with depth and detail that you can not get from a 2D photograph.
Lithophanes can be created with Vectric PhotoVCarve or Aspire and they require ball nose endmills (1/8″ or 1/16″ for finer detail). They can be made from 1/4″ Corian or Candlestone (my preferred material).
The idea is that the lighter areas of the photo will have more material removed and the darker areas will have less material. When you apply light from the back the various depths that are carved in the material will translate into darker and lighter parts of the image producing a high quality black and white image.
This week I released my first book entitled Start Your Own Business – With a Stepcraft All-In-One Creation System. You can download your FREE copy at www.stepcraft.us/ebook.
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of being interviewed on Bill Griggs’s CNC Router Tips Podcast. You can listen to the interview HERE