Make It BIG
Creation of LuBan user Thomas Rivers
A little about me and how I got here. I'v been into 3D printing a few years now. Started as a hobby, working on it becoming a main source of income. I really decided to get serious about it on May 14, 2022. Five minutes from my home 10 people were murdered at a grocery store because of the color of their skin. They looked like me and the fact that someone deemed another person's life worthless simply because of how they looked hurt my soul ... It may sound crazy but my dream is to introduce 3D printing to inner-city youth and show them how "cool" the technology can be ... Thank you LuBan.
LuBan is generative design software that helps designers and makers in rapid production of their creations. LuBan automatically generates 3D models in various forms, such as lithophane, stack, hash, plate, relief, module, and wireframe. The generated model can be fabricated by 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling.
LuBan is actively developed by a highly focused software team, led by Lujie Chen in Singapore and Larry Sass in USA.
Design eyeglasses frames based on a template image.
Turn any 2D photo into a 3D printed photo.
Generate 3D models from a 2D photo.
Generate 3D models from a 3D model.
> How to get started with LuBan?
Documents of LuBan are available through the above Dropbox and Google drive download link, in a shared folder named "Doc". Begin with the document "LuBan Get started.pdf". LuBan YouTube channel also has many video tutorials.
> Where to find a community of LuBan?
LuBan has a Facebook Group and a Page, where LuBan users post interesting work and useful information.
> What is the difference between LuBan and Slicer (formerly known as 123DMake)?
LuBan and Slicer have a few similar methods, such as the stacking and interlocking models. In every method of LuBan, a model can be resized larger than the working dimension of a machine. LuBan ensures that all parts of the model are generated within the dimension. Slicer does not guarantee this. LuBan also has methods that are not available in Slicer.