Multi-layered Material

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Multi-layered Material

Postby garymkrieg » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 pm

The material I carve is several layers of different colored wood laminated together. Is there a way, in Aspire, to simulate the colored layers in the cut preview. In other words the deepest cuts would be very dark, the middle cuts would be a little lighter and the top most cuts would be lighter still?

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Re: Multi-layered Material

Postby dealguy11 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 pm

Only way I know to do it is to set up 3 different toolpaths, one for each depth, and set the color of that toolpath. Doesn't really help for toolpaths that hit multiple depths.
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Re: Multi-layered Material

Postby martin54 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Use your imagination :lol: :lol: :lol:

Funny enough I was speaking with someone at the local sawmill about this the other day, I have cut some strips of wood at about 2mm thick on the bandsaw with the intention of gluing them together & then cutting a pattern with varying depths.
I said to the guy that while I could see what the pattern would be like there was no way I knew of to determine how it would look colour wise with the wood being different colours.

His reply to me is the first line of my reply :lol: :lol:
As I said to him though. unfortunately my imagination is seriously lacking :oops: :oops:
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Re: Multi-layered Material

Postby garymkrieg » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Thanks for the input. Steve I will give that a try. Thanks again!

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