Photo-V-Carve in V10

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Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:55 pm

I was very pleased to see that Photo-V-Carve was added into V10. The stand alone PVC software has become one of my favorite programs to use in conjunction with Vcarve. I watched the video about it before upgrading and even saw one of my projects in the video, which I as surprised but pleased to see. Unfortunately the settings that I used to create that project aren't available in the V10 options. Does anyone know if there are going to be updates or adjustments to the Photo-V-carve toolpath in the future?

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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Adrian » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm

Which settings? Some things are done using the bitmap tools instead.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:26 pm

The two that I noticed were that you can only select V-bits and not ballnose bits, also you can't change the line space to go below 100%.

I do like some of the addition of the selected vectors option though. That looks like it will be fun to play with.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby JickyJay » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:58 pm

I have the same sort of question. The selection I noticed was that in V10 the densest line spacing is 100% ..... but in PhotoVCarve it can be much denser, up to 200% (which can give much better results).
I suppose upgrading V10 to the functionality of PhotoVCarve would in effect make PhotoVCarve obsolete - Is that the problem?
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby mohamed » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:49 pm

I don't think extending the density range will be a problem, I'll add to our list for a discussion with the team.

Regarding the use of ball nose, what is the idea behind that just so we can get an understanding of the use case?

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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Adrian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 pm

mohamed wrote:I don't think extending the density range will be a problem, I'll add to our list for a discussion with the team.

Regarding the use of ball nose, what is the idea behind that just so we can get an understanding of the use case?

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Ball nose is needed for lithopane creation generally.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:16 pm

I think I was misunderstanding adding the photo-v-carve feature to V10 and in my excitement thought all of PVC was in there.

I do like what was added and I have begun playing around with it.

The the ballnose works well in PVC but wouldn't in the V10 feature.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby JickyJay » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks Mohamed, hopefully the line density range can be increased to that of PhotoVCarve.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 pm

If the line density is increased and ballnose bits are an option then you could create lithophanes in V10, and with the vector toolpath option there could be ripple effects in them and text boxes like in the video she did with the wood.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Adrian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:16 pm

JickyJay wrote:I have the same sort of question. The selection I noticed was that in V10 the densest line spacing is 100% ..... but in PhotoVCarve it can be much denser, up to 200% (which can give much better results).
I suppose upgrading V10 to the functionality of PhotoVCarve would in effect make PhotoVCarve obsolete - Is that the problem?

You can set the line density to be higher than 100%. The slider is based on the current value. If you click in the text box and enter a higher value then the slider adjusts.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:26 pm

Tapered Ballnose 1/16” and 1/32” are typically the “go-to” bits for Lithophanes.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Jhodge76 wrote:If the line density is increased and ballnose bits are an option then you could create lithophanes in V10, and with the vector toolpath option there could be ripple effects in them and text boxes like in the video she did with the wood.


Sorry I meant the line spacing to go below 100%...
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby JickyJay » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am

Since I first posted questions regarding the Photo-V-Carve tool path, I have been playing with the cut depth, cut angle and line spacing values and it looks good to me now.
It is fine for my purposes anyway.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby mohamed » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:04 pm

Still, in case it's needed, the next update will allow you to type any value you want for the line spacing percentage as long as it's above zero. The slider behaviour and range will remain the same 100 - 400, but you will be able to type 50 for example.
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Re: Photo-V-Carve in V10

Postby Jhodge76 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:56 pm

Thank you Mohamed, that will be very much appreciated. Is there any chance of being able to use ballnose as well as vbits?

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