We all have things that fascinate us.
For me, it has been the lithophane.
I follow a facebook group just so that I can aww at the lithophanes that What is a lithophane you ask?
According to wikipedia,
A lithophane (French: lithophanie) is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene in intaglio that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones.
The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.
Until yesterday, my only option for creating a lithophane was using my laptop and an online website. Since everything I design I do with a plan of using in the classroom, designing a lithophane was not realistic with an iPad.
That is until today when I opened up Morphi EDU and found that the new update has a lithophane feature.
My heart beat faster and my excitement to finally bring to life this type of 3D printing in our school is being fulfilled.
I can't wait to get home and print my first lithophane. More to come....