I have a plan for a baby cradle that I scanned on the big scanner at Kinkos. I want to cut the pieces out on the CNC.
I imported the TIF files from the scans into Aspire using the Import Bitmap for Tracing function, and then traced the bitmap. It seems like the editing of the tracing is taking a long time (hours). The lines that were drawn in the tracing process aren't nice and smooth. They are jagged and broken, requiring me to do a LOT of node editing.
Is this normal operating procedure for large pieces that are traced like this? Some of these pieces are going to be 33" long, so this is not a toy, it is a full size cradle. I have spent several hours today and am still not finished.
Is there a better way to do this? This was scanned a few years ago, so I don't remember the resolution of the files. When looking at them on the computer screen, they look pretty good. I do know it was the best we could scan at the time.
Any ideas or tips, or is this normal when tracing bitmaps?