3D Printing Landscapes

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If you’re an geography enthusiast or looking for a cool project this might be the project for you!

Github user, JThatch, created a web application that generates landscapes into 3d models. The application is called Terrain2STL; it’s pretty easy to use!

If you’d like to try this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open up Terrain2STL in a new tab; the creator uses Google Maps to search around for landscapes.
  2. Click and drag around the map to find a selected area or you can input coordinates.
    1. *Tip*  Rocky terrains works best.
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  3. Once, you find an area you like, click the ‘Center to View’ button to make the red box appear.
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  4. Then, you want to increase the box size by dragging the slider towards the right and then drag the to red box to where you want it.
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  5. Once you’ve done that, you can almost ready to print. I’d increase the Base Height to 2 or 4.
  6. After that click ‘Create STL File’ and then click download.

 

There’s also a Moon2STL if you’d like to print pieces of the Moon!

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