The idea of going from a 3D model to a layered object was intriguing to Leon and me. Knowing that Autodesk’s 123 Make was supposed to simplify the process, we chose this free software as our tool. Choosing a 3D model from the Community Gallery we proceeded through the workflow. The type of model we wanted was Stacked Slices and we wanted it scaled to fit on four pieces of 24″x12″ plywood, quarter inch. After saving as EPS files we imported them to Corel to convert to DXF and from there imported to LaserCut. Now it was a simple matter of stacking and gluing the resulting pieces together.
More details and pictures are after the link.
From 3D model, to a layered equivalent to cut-sheet output in EPS.
Pieces cut, it was time to glue the slices in a stack-by-number exercise.
The resulting 3D object resembles a pixelated version of the original image.