I have a friend with a makerbot. Apparently I need an STL file. I have an .AI file. What I'd like to do is design an item to be used as a medal (like an Olympic medal) with the attached circle AI file. There are a few pretty simple modifications that need to be added to the STL file.
1. It needs a slot-like hole added on (should be added to the circle as a straight-edged object jutting out of the top) which will be used to put a ribbon through to put the medal around someone's neck. You can model it after the attached picture of the 2012 Olympic gold.
2. I need to get a bit of text added to it. There are four variations of the text (so there will be four STL files) but it'll be pretty simple and we can use a standard font.
3. I'd like to have the weightlifter be raised, the rest of the medal be a little lower and there to be a slight lip around the medal at the edge. The text will be in the areas around the weightlifting and the text will be raised to the same level as the weightlifter.
That's it! Thanks!