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Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:12 pm
by Lee.hatton
Hi all,

Is there a method to similar to profile but for text where you can project it onto the different levels of a 3d model ??

Thanks
Lee

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:07 pm
by COWBOY1296
If you click on project tool path onto 3-d model it should give you the results that you want.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:27 pm
by Lee.hatton
Gotcha, so you would cut the text as a v-carve, not using the quick engrave option (which has no project option)

Thanks for the advise.

PS - Just released I have posted in the wrong section !!

Lee

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:02 pm
by COWBOY1296
I have almost always done it as v-carve. On a few occasions I have created components out of the vectors and created raised lettering. Here is a sample. Houston Police and Texas are components created by text vectors. The word sergeant is v-carved onto the curved portion of the badge.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:32 pm
by zeeway
Well done, Cowboy. That work ranks among the best on this forum.

Angie

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:46 pm
by bill_w
Excellent work, very nice Cowboy and Well done.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:54 pm
by COWBOY1296
Thanks. Being self taught on the shopbot and aspire I have learned by trial and error. Trust me there have been lots of errors. The forum and tutorials have helped so much. Every now and then I go back to re-look at old tutorials. Things that were Greek to me when I first watched now make a little more sense.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:04 pm
by dglasco
Nice Job Cowboy

My next door neighbor would like that he is a Houston Police officer.

You live in the Houston area?

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:35 pm
by COWBOY1296
I lived and worked there but when I hit retirement age I escaped. I know what the big city looks like and growing old there is not an option. Too many crack heads and speed freaks.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:36 pm
by COWBOY1296
also email me at rashwood@centurytel.net if you think he likes the plaque.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:49 pm
by dhellew2
Cowboy, great job. Now I have something else new to try. Dale

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:50 am
by COWBOY1296
Keeping in line with projecting v-carving on a 3-d model. This plaque went out to a retired game warden from Pennsylvania. The plaque itself has a dome or tapered shape to it. But the software accounts for this shape and gives you an even cut.

Thanks for the comments by the way.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:01 am
by woodworker1960
What great work you do. I have yet to unpack my Shark CNC as it arrived yesterday but one day I may be able to make something as cool as this. Again, great work.

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:54 pm
by jmkissell
I like your badge!
Is that Maple?
What finish did you use?
Thanks

Re: Project text onto 3D model

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:08 pm
by COWBOY1296
Sorry for the delay. I suk when it comes to finishing. But to answer your question it is cherry.
Thanks for the comment.