For Philly Tech Week, I will be showing visitors how to take a shape from Adobe Illustrator into the popular open source CAD program OpenSCAD and make a 3D model suitable for 3D printing.

Draw in Illustrator, extruded in OpenSCAD

Draw in Illustrator, extruded in OpenSCAD

I’m sure you know Illustrator. It’s the most successful vector drawing program <clarkson>in the world.</clarkson> OpenSCAD is less well known. It is best described as coding for objects. You make a solid with the function cube() and cut a cylinder() out of it with the difference() function, etc. But sometimes you want a more organic or complicated shape to start with. That’s where artist JK Keller stepped in and made a script that automates some of the process for you. What you need for this workshop:

There may not be time to print everyone’s design, but you should go home with something 3D printed.

Monday 4/22 5pm – 10
Gratis and Libre (free)

Hive76, suite 519
915 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia PA 19123

RSVP by commenting below.

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39 Responses to “Illustrator to OpenSCAD to 3D printing”

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  2. Louisa Elfman says:

    I would like to reserve three spots to see this presentation.
    Thank you,

  3. Sharon Whitfield says:

    I would like to reserve two spots.

  4. sondra says:

    Two spots please! Thanks.

  5. Paula Rosenwinkel says:

    I would like to reserve one spot please.

  6. Alan Rosenwinkel says:

    I’d like to reserve one spot also. I don’t plan to print anything of my own but just watch

  7. Nicole Fichera says:

    I would like to reserve 2 spaces. Can’t wait to see it in action!

  8. Oleg says:

    I would like to reserve 2 spots please.

  9. eagleapex says:

    Wow. That’s 13 so far. NIce!

  10. Jesse Friedman says:

    Can we *also* bring an already-made 3D design to be printed? If so, I’d like to reserve 2 spots.

  11. Leslie Birch says:

    I would like to reserve 2 spots, but only one of us may show. 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Grant des Rosiers says:

    I would like to reserve 1 spot

  13. Brady Smith says:

    I will be there, reserving 2 spots if possible.

  14. Mike Gunn says:

    Definitely would like to reserve one spot! Thanks.

  15. mickaloo says:


  16. Guillaume says:

    Hi ! I would love to come 🙂

  17. Tim says:

    Three Spots Please

  18. David Lodge says:

    Hi, Please reserve a spot for me! I love 3D printing!

  19. Nelly says:

    Looking forward to learning it!

  20. Pedro Geraldino says:

    One more person.

  21. One here Chris, Thanks!

  22. Rodney Bevans says:

    Reserve 2 spots please, one for me and my son he loves this stuff

  23. Rafi says:

    Reserve one spot please.

  24. beth says:

    I am a tech teacher in phila public school. Can’t wait to meet all of you!

  25. beth says:

    So Greg and Son told me about this event. They’ll need two spots, please. and one for me, thanks

  26. Richard says:

    I thought I had rsvp’ed to this, but maybe not. I’ll definitely be there

  27. Lamarr Kendrick says:

    One reservation. Thank you.

  28. Ginny says:

    RSVP for one. Thanks.

  29. John says:

    Please reserve 2 spots for me, thanks

  30. Melissa says:

    I am very interested in 3D modeling, but am not technologically inclined. Would this be a good opportunity to just hang out and watch, but not participate?

  31. Dominic cardea says:

    RSVP 1 please

  32. Dominic cardea says:

    rsvp for 1

  33. Dominic cardea says:

    responded to response- lets try again 1 rsvp

  34. John Ashmead says:

    1 RSVP. I don’t have anything ready for 3D printing, but perhaps I will learn enough to fix that.

  35. Marc Ziss says:

    Sounds awesome. I’d like to RSVP for 1

  36. Cheryl Vu says:

    RSVP for 2

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