I posted about this on my facebook and didn't get much response, so I thought I'd do the same here.
Our school has a new tech facility with a 3d printing maker-space. I don't know the details yet because it just opened, but I have something I want to print. The problem is that I don't know how to make a 3d model, or what the standard 3d printing format is. I think the thing I want printed is fairly simple; I just don't know a single thing about modeling.
Is there anyone here that would know how to take an image and assign 3d variables to it? I'm willing to pay someone if it's a reasonable amount. For those curious, I want to just want to take the Sigillum Dei ( The Sigil of Ameth - Norton's Imperium ) and make it into a disc about 9" across and .5"-.75" thick, with all of the characters and geometric shapes either etched or raised on the top of the disk, whichever is easiest. I have a fairly high-res image of the sigil to use, but if need be I can draw and create a higher res image.
A Stereolithography file (.stl) is the standard for most 3D printers. There are some image-to-STL converters out there.
2D Image to STL Converter (Windows) by BloodBlight - Thingiverse
STL Fun: Converting Images To STL Geometry