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Converting Line Art to 3D Printable Objects

Converting Line Art to 3D Printable Objects

About this Guide

This guide will be covering how to convert your hand-drawn logo into an SVG file that can then be used in the design of objects for 3D Printing.

What is an SVG File?

An SVG File is a type of Vector Graphic File. Instead of data being recorded by each pixel, a mathematical formula is generated for each line.

There are several different programs and websites that can generate SVG Files, but for this guide we'll be using Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator is the standard-bearer for vector graphics on Windows and macOS. All computers in the library computer lab are equipped with Adobe Illustrator. Students can purchase a discounted subscription here.

Inkscap is a free, open-source program for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Inkscape can be downloaded from https://inkscape.org/.