Creating a Lithophane in Morphi
In the most recent update of Morphi, the ability to create a lithophane is now available. The morphi app has 4 settings for export - low or high resolution, dark or light parts.
In my first image export, I didn't change my image to black and white and I don't know that it really made a difference in the final export.
What does make a difference is noticing the light and dark parts of the image which is much easier when the image is in black or white. Notice on my image the upper area that is dark. This isn't ideal in a lithophane instead I should recolor the upper area to a lighter shade through editing so that the contrast of the butterflies is the focal point.
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I chose the high resolution and dark parts setting. In Morphi, I could rotate the design on the y axis and use the backlight feature to see what it might look like when I was finished.
Exporting the design was simple when I was able to choose stl, airdrop, and airdrop it to my laptop that has the slicing software for my printer.
Next I needed to know what settings to use for my printer. I started with this web post and followed the print settings.
Laying the print flat seem to really challenge the filament feed. After two failures where the filament stopped feeding, I looked at another web post with a different print setting.
I also changed the filament which may have been the real factor for the prior failures.