Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Burchtree » Tue May 24, 2011 1:47 pm

BOOMER52 wrote:This is the PREVIEW of my end result of the whole reason I started this journey...! I had a request to combine a PhotoVCarve image onto the same plaque as one I was VCarve'ing. Since I didn't have PhotoVCarve I began playing around with the applications I did have attempting to reproduce a PhotoVCarve effect. By sheer luck I made the breakthrough that we've been discussing above. Now after getting a bit of experience with this technique I feel confident enough to proceed with this and future projects.

This is also going to be an experiment in veneering AND carving through veneer. MDF substrate with a quilted Maple veneer was requested. I've been checking the prices of veneer and given how proud they are of that stuff... I'll NEED to do some testing prior to the project carving. :mrgreen:

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How big of a piece of quilted maple veneer do you need. I’m sure I have something that would work for you.
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby BOOMER52 » Tue May 24, 2011 4:20 pm

Mduncan wrote:hahahaha.... sorry about the size of that image.... I bungled something....

Don't kill the rookie... :D

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That's funny...! I had to scroll right about 16" to be able to click NEXT page as the screen had resized to accommodate your halftone...!

The reworked HALFTONE looks nice! No shadow bleeding... all lines are delineated... good stuff...!

That revamped PDF Tutorial should be a STICKY somewhere here in the Forums. Thanks for taking that on... definitely an ASPIRE/VCarvePro resource.

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby BOOMER52 » Wed May 25, 2011 3:59 am

Burchtree wrote:How big of a piece of quilted maple veneer do you need. I’m sure I have something that would work for you.
Dan


Dan... that's such a generous offer...! Thank you! I've however already pulled the trigger on an order of veneer consisting of
several different specie. I'm dusting off the vac press anticipating my orders arrival. I built one of the Joe Woodworker DIY
Vacuum Presses years ago but haven't used it for a while now... looking forward to incorporating it with the CNC...!
http://www.veneersupplies.com/pages/DIY ... Press.html
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Mduncan » Wed May 25, 2011 8:52 am

Evening gang!

Played around with the software some more tonight.... and worked up another tutorial.
This time from Blender to Photo VCarve.... let me know if it makes sense and if you can follow it...
I saved all the setup files and would be happy to pass those along to anyone who wants to try this...

http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/Blender_to_Photovcarve.pdf

Thanks again for the critiques!

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Burchtree » Wed May 25, 2011 11:57 am

Hi Boomer52
You were so willing to share your discovery with the rest of us that I thought I would return the favor. The veneer you see was free and it wouldn’t take much to package up a piece with some lesser quality veneer to run test on. ( well it is still nice stuff, but not as much figure. ) I would have just charged you for shipping.
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby BOOMER52 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Burchtree wrote:Hi Boomer52
You were so willing to share your discovery with the rest of us that I thought I would return the favor. The veneer you see was free and it wouldn’t take much to package up a piece with some lesser quality veneer to run test on. ( well it is still nice stuff, but not as much figure. ) I would have just charged you for shipping.
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Burchtree » Wed May 25, 2011 7:29 pm

It is on its way you have
6 pcs of highly figured maple 2 pcs have some color of age on one side, but still good
! pc with the curl running in the opposite direction.
! pc of birdseye
13 pcs for testing, but still not bad veneer.
All pieces are 14 by 16 inches
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby BOOMER52 » Wed May 25, 2011 10:04 pm

Dan... that's just phenomenal... ! MUCH MUCH more than any expectation I had...! THANKS again...!

I'll most definitely post my results as they occur.

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Mduncan » Thu May 26, 2011 4:16 pm

Maybe I should toss my tutorial on the Photo VCarve forum instead....

:lol:

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Boltz » Thu May 26, 2011 6:09 pm

I've seen a few other tutorials on this exact subject, and this is the clearest, best written one I've ever seen by a large margin!

Thank you!

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving...

Postby Mduncan » Fri May 27, 2011 7:13 am

Boltz wrote:I've seen a few other tutorials on this exact subject, and this is the clearest, best written one I've ever seen by a large margin!

Thank you!

-Jim Hart


Thanks Jim....

To date I have pieced together 3 tutorials that are part of a package I am putting together to hopefuly get a teaching position locally. You can see all three below:

Using Photos to Create "Etchings" in VCarve Pro (updated 05-26-2011):
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/photos_in_CNC.pdf

Using 3D models in Cut3D (updated 05-26-2011):
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/Using_3D_models_in_Cut3d.pdf

From Blender to Phot Vcarve (updated 05-26-2011)
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/Blender_to_photovcarve.pdf

Hope someone gets something out of those :P

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving..

Postby sudo » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:17 am

Anyone figure out a good tool path for cutting these out? Ive got a half tone file in circles and its taking 6 - 8 pecks with a 60 degree vbit for each circle. im about 3 hours in and its only 50% complete. Its an 18" x 18" piece

Can you use a vbit with a profile toolpath so it will plunge and rotate? Any tips on speeding up the cut time?
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving..

Postby Adrian » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:14 am

I do half tone images with a VCarve toolpath and it doesn't peck like that.

Important thing is to make sure the vectors are clean. They may look like clean circles to the naked eye but, depending on how you generated them, they could have "jaggies" which massively increases the cutting time.

Other thing to check is what pass depth you have set for the tool. If it's a lot shallower than the depth of the holes then you will get a lot of "pecks".
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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving..

Postby mezalick » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:36 am

Mduncan wrote:
Boltz wrote:I've seen a few other tutorials on this exact subject, and this is the clearest, best written one I've ever seen by a large margin!

Thank you!

-Jim Hart


Thanks Jim....

To date I have pieced together 3 tutorials that are part of a package I am putting together to hopefuly get a teaching position locally. You can see all three below:

Using Photos to Create "Etchings" in VCarve Pro (updated 05-26-2011):
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/photos_in_CNC.pdf

Using 3D models in Cut3D (updated 05-26-2011):
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/Using_3D_models_in_Cut3d.pdf

From Blender to Phot Vcarve (updated 05-26-2011)
http://www.greatlakesgraphics.net/Blender_to_photovcarve.pdf

Hope someone gets something out of those :P

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The links don't seem to be working ...

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Re: Photoshop tricks & VCarve Pro/Aspire = photo v-carving..

Postby Adrian » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 am

mezalick wrote:
The links don't seem to be working ...

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That's a very old post and the poster hasn't been here for over two years now.
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