How to Easily Create 3D Models from 2D Images: Embossify

By on October 24th, 2013 in Service


A new service provides an incredibly simple way to convert any 2D JPG image into a printable 3D model. Embossify accepts a JPG and quickly converts the file into a 3D mesh by using the contrasting colors as “height indicators”. You can see how it converted our logo into a simple 3D model above. 
Tip: Make sure you use only JPGs; other image formats do not work. 
All of this is for free – sort of. You can use the service as much as you want to download low-resolution 3D models at no charge, but if you require a much higher resolution model, you can pay the rather inexpensive fee of USD$2 to gain access to the better model.
Depending on your needs, the low-res model may be sufficient. Your home 3D printer may not have sufficient resolution to print the hi-res version. On the other hand, if you were to print it on a 4’x8′ wood panel with a CNC machine, you’d definitely require the high-res model. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!