This lightbox is perfect for taking pictures of your creations, whether 3D printing or other.
I designed it first done for fablabs and makerspaces but can be useful for anyone who wants to make professional quality photos.
I invite you to read my post in which I explain all my creative process for this project.
For now the post is in French but most browsers translate the web pages in the language of your choice.
I share the SVG file to create the box for all the six panels and the handle for the opening on the top.
If you make one, please let me know by posting a picture here.
If you have any question, let me know I'll answer my best.
NOTE: There is one file that has an unnecessary opening PAN-HAUT-TOP. I initially put this slot to insert the cardboard to change background. But when I've tested the box the cardboard was easy to insert on the front of the box and it stays in place on the back without something to fix it. It's easy to remove the slot with any vector software, but I created a new file just for those who use the svg directly with the lasercutter.
Plywood of your choice 3 mm
6 panels of 16 "x16"
Corrugated polypropylene (usely it is 4 mm)
5 panels of 16" x 16"
Strip of LED
Access to a laser cutting machine
The purpose of a light box is to illuminate from all angles an object to be photographed with regular lighting. This allows to highlight as much detail as possible on the object.
And the main advantage of light boxes is that they make it possible to obtain very soft or even non-existent shadows.
This is only a video to see how to assemble the ligthbox. Also, what you see is only the frame, it is important to cover the interior walls with coroplast or foamboard as I explained in my post.