new to this how to transfer patterns to software

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new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby greg2get » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm

hello I just bought Shark HD4
am trying to learn software and not sure what one to use
I use to engrave by hand with a Dremel a pattern and then inlay it
how can I get my patterns into software ?
any help please
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this is a inlayed outline pattern
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this is an engraved outline pattern
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this is an outline pattern and removeal of all black area
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby mtylerfl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:06 pm

You will need to create (re-draw) your vectors in the software.

You can try to speed up the process by importing photos of your previous work, and use the Auto Trace function. After that, you can reduce the nodes and manually clean-up the vectors via node editing.

It could actually be faster to just re-draw the vectors from scratch, using your photos as a guide in the software. A lot depends on your skill with the software at this point.

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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby Martin Reid » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 pm

Dear Greg

Check check this out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HudEeCEgcQU

If you have a Vectric licenced copy of vCarve (or cut2D etc) then you have access to all the tutorial video's in the help menu.

Sincerely and in good faith
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby highpockets » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:43 pm

What Michael said.

I'd also add that you should start by going through the Vectric tutorials. Not just watch but download the tutorial and follow along.
http://support.vectric.com/training-material
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby highpockets » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:02 pm

Here's a quick conversion of one of your pictures. You'll want to really get comfortable with node editing.
http://support.vectric.com/tips-and-tricks/select.php

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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby greg2get » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:03 pm

wow ok thanks
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby greg2get » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:18 pm

wow John i'll have to hire you to convert all my pattern's
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby highpockets » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:29 pm

Teach a man to fish....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HudEeCEgcQU

Start with the highest resolution image you can get.
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby Adrian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:30 am

Have a look at the Tracing Images videos in this link - http://support.vectric.com/tips-and-tricks/select.php - They are done with the latest version of the software and cover all aspects of how to convert and tidy up bitmap images.
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Re: new to this how to transfer patterns to software

Postby tonydude919 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:51 am

Hey Greg,

If you need help, I'm available to help you in person. I live in Buffalo and been doing this for over 6 yrs now, give me a holler.

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