SVG embossing tool

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The SVG emboss tool provides a convinient way to add intricate designs, logos, QR codes and patterns onto 3D printed objects, directly in PrusaSlicer. PrusaSlicer can also wrap any SWG around the object, smoothly following curved surfaces.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a versatile image format used widely across the web and in various applications for its scalability and flexibility. Unlike raster images (such as JPEGs or PNGs), which store information as a grid of pixels, SVGs are defined in XML text files. This fundamental difference allows SVGs to be scaled to virtually any size without losing quality, making them ideal for logos, icons, and complex illustrations.

 

Using SVG as a part, negative volume or as a modifier

  1. Right-click on an object
  2. Select Add part - SVG

Depth - sets how far will the SVG be extruded from the object

Size - lets you scale the object, the level of detail is automatically recalculated based on the size

Use surface - when enabled, the SVG will wrap around the object

From surface - offsets the beggining of the SVG extrusion

Rotation - rotates the SVG around its center point

Mirror - lets you quickly flip the SVG horizontally or vertically

Face the camera - rotates the SVG so it faces the current camera view

Operation

  • Join - Adds the SVG as a printable part to the object
  • Cut - subtracts the SVG from the object
  • Mofifier - lets you use the SVG to modify the object's properties, e.g. turn on the Fuzzy skin

The SVG remains editable even after you confirm its initial placement and settings. Simply double click on the SVG object in the 3D view.

 

 

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