Let your Christmas Tree shine even brighter this year with your personalized Christmas Tree Lithophane Topper!
Use the image your would like, 3D print your Christmas tree topper & Light it up with a led strip. Let’s jump on how to make one yourself!
The first step for making your Christmas Star Tree Topper lithophane is by designing your own lithophane. If you have never done this, here is a quick Youtube tutorial on how to make one yourself!
For the Fir tree tip star lithophane we need to use the christmas shape and choose Star, so let’s go make one!
To have the desired result at the level of the image it will be necessary that the dimension of the height is the same as the dimension of the width. It will also be necessary that the image be centered so as to have the most important element of it in the center. For this model, the ratio should be 1:1.
I use Gimp to modify the dimensions of the image, like the example below.
After this first operation, you can play on image settings to improve brightness, contrast or any other parameter.
After downloading your lithophane, we need to download the Christmas Star Tree Topper from Cults3D.
The download package contains:
Now we got all the files we need, we need to slice & print the models.
For slicing & printing your lithophane(s) we have written setting tips & provide you with free profiles here.
For the Star and Border, please print them flat on the building plate, for the Basement, print them verticaly. No support needed. Nothing complex, just open, slice and print.
Layer thickness between 0.12 and 0.24 depending on the desired quality
When all parts are printed, you can assemble the Star.
We need to glue the base to star. For the assembly, please refer to the following picture: