Use our free and fast online tool to convert your .PNG and .JPG 2D heightmap images or logo into 3D .STL (stereolithography) mesh/model files suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favourite 3D editing package.
The process is simple: After converting your image to greyscale, our tool examines your 2D PNG and JPG (heightmap) image and based on the luminosity of each pixel, will create a corresponding "3D" pixel where the height of the pixel is determined by the pixel luminosity. A black pixel will have a height of 0mm and not be included in the final 3D generated model, however a white pixel will have a height that you specify once your image is uploaded.
The 3D STL file created by our tool can be printed with a 3D printer or if you would like to process the model further, it can be loaded into most 3D mesh editing packages such as Blender etc. For 3D videogame/application developers this is a useful tool for creating 3D mesh files from heightmap images for use in your games and other 3D applications.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an STL file from a JPG or PNG file.