Halftone Image Creator

Halftone Image Creator

Mac OS, English

Kevin Ramsay
Halftone Image Creator is a utility that will create a 3D model of a halftone image using Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

General Usage Instructions

The "Halftone Image Creator" app is a Fusion 360 add-in.


1) Under the "Create" menu, click on the "Halftone Image Creator" button to create a new halftone image.

2) A file dialog window will appear to select an image file.

3) After selecting a suitable image file, a command input window will appear with the following options:

  • Image Name - Displays the name of the image file.
  • Image Size - Displays the size of the image file in pixels (width x height).
  • Creation Method - Choose creation method "By Size" or "By Hole Diameter".
  • Required Size - Enter the size that is required for the final result (longest side).
  • Minimum Diameter - Enter the minimum diameter for each halftone "hole".
  • Maximum Diameter - Enter the maximum diameter for each halftone "hole".
  • Required Border - Enter the size of the required border. This size will be added to the Required Size.
  • Required Style - Choose halftone holes with a "Dots - Diamond", "Dots - Square", "Lines - Horizontal" or "Lines - Vertical" pattern style.
  • Resolution - Adjust the slider to suit between "Fine" and "Coarse" resolution.
  • Contrast - Adjust the slider to change the contrast between the "dark" and "light" areas.
  • Inverse Image - Halftone holes represent "dark" or "light" colors.
  • Negative Image - Make the halftone holes "solid".
  • Preview - Click this button to generate a preview of the halftone image.


4) Make the required changes to the options.

5) Click on the "Preview" button to create a preview of the halftone image.

6) Click on "OK" to accept the current options or "Cancel" to abort the command.




Double-click on the downloaded PKG installer from the Autodesk App Store to install the add-in.

Note 1: If you see a message saying that it “can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”, then right-mouse-click on the installer and click “Open”.

Note 2: If the installer fails to install, follow this link for more help:




You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.

- Navigate to ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues

- Can only read PNG image files.

- Some PNG image files may be corrupt and present the error message "PNG file has invalid signature."  If so, open the PNG image file in an image editing software and re-save the image in PNG format.

- A large number of halftone "Holes" can take a very long time to process and may even cause Fusion 360 to crash.


Author/Company Information

Kevin Ramsay

Support Information

Support Contact: kev.ramsay@icloud.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Updated for the September release of Fusion 360.


- Updated for new Python version.
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