Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby David Warkentin » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:13 am

Preview. I tried to do both methods as outlined above and could hardly see pic.
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby bryson » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:51 am

I tried James's technique a while back to make some textures but I never thought about using it for Photo V-Carving. That may be because I have Photo V-Carve? At any rate, I tried it today and it worked just fine. Thank you rick CNC and James for posting this.
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby Ms Wolffie » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:36 am

I have never been able to get anything decent out of PVC, so I am looking forward to trying this after the holidays :)
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby cabnet636 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:38 pm

I inverted the file and got a decent photo, I will switch to acrylic today as the solid surface even at 1/8th inch thick did not let enough light thru.
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:51 pm

cabnet636 wrote:I inverted the file and got a decent photo, I will switch to acrylic today as the solid surface even at 1/8th inch thick did not let enough light thru.


Hi Jim,

There might be a misunderstanding here. The technique outlined in this thread is not to achieve a lithophane effect (light shining through a photo). It is for a special "lined" effect for surface carving on wood or other solid material (and is a very shallow cut). Then applying a glaze finish to enhance the photo details (due to the glaze remaining in the grooved lines).

A lithophane procedure is altogether different.

Here is a link to the proper tutorial for creating lithophanes with Aspire:

http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V8 ... s_GEN.html
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby cabnet636 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:46 am

Mike you are Da Man !! I got to watch it later today and cutting tonight !!
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVcarve

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:51 am

Glad to be of service! Please holler if you have any questions or run into any problems.
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Re: Aspire approach to PhotoVCarve

Postby stelray » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:35 pm

ssflyer wrote:What a great idea! I knew I cheaped out with Aspire instead of PhotoVCarve :roll:
Takes a bit to trim several hundred vectors, but pretty cool! (Plug for next version - trimming multiple vectors at once :mrgreen: )
I like this a lot - cuts quick for a alternate to lithophanes for special occasions!

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