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Small (and dirty ;) ) script to convert grayscale heightmaps to stl models. Usable for landscapes or terrain prints.
Supported Image Formats: GIF, PNG (preferred), JPEG, BMP
Update: New version released
Please follow this tutorial:
http://adv-geo-research.blogspot.de/2013/10/converting-dems-to-stl-files-for-3d.html (Special thanks to James Dietrich for writing such a good guide)
After you finished step 10 convert the image with heightmap2stl.
java -jar heightmap2stl.jar 'path to imagefile' 'height of model' 'height of base'
'path': Path to the heightmap (png, jpegs,... )
'height of model': Z scale of the model. Height of the max elevation.
'height of base': Height of the base, the model stands on.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/heightmap2stl/?source=directory - Feel free to contribute.
Attached is a low resolution model of the above provided heightmap.
Heightmap to STL by mfussi is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure mfussi would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!