Alan Hudson, Shapeways Director of 3D Tools, has been working on a tool to make it easy to create 3D objects from 2D images. We've gotten the software far enough along that we're ready to show off to a larger group. After your feedback we'll fix it up and then release it as open source software.
If you've got an interest in 3D printing and can wrangle a 2D image then we've got something for you to try! On January 15th at 7pm at Office Nomads we'll be letting you play with the software, have some drinks and discuss 3D printing.
If you'd like to run the software during the session then please bring a laptop and some image software. We've been working with Illustrator, Photoshop, Inkscape and Gimp so far. The software takes in JPEG or PNG images. A good resolution to use 300 DPI images.
Hope to see you there!