I’ve been 3D printing for some time now. Summer 2018 I noticed a new printing technology for 2,5D printing provided by Oce (Project Eiger). It’s also called elevated printing.
I gave it a try for printing fractals. First we start with a normal Mandelbulb3D fractal.
After post processing it looks like this (added stars and fog in background).
Mandelbulb3D can also be used to save a ZBuf image. This black and white image provides the depth for each pixel in the image.
I handed these two files in high resolution to Oce Technologies and the result was wonderful!