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3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:03 am
Any tutorials for doing the 3D relief mini book?

Also adjusting text for the curve of the book.

Thanks

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 am

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 pm

When I did some of the books, I didn't know there was a tutorial for the text.
I did it a different way using the distortion tool, but I will use this method in the future.

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:49 am

Used a 30 degree bit.

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:44 pm
It looks like you set Z zero for the 30 deg V-bit too low. Since the entire top surface of the material gets removed when carving the book shape, what are you using as a Z touch off height?

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:59 pm
You need to set the Z-zero of your 30 deg V bit at exactly the same spot as you did for the 2.5D model (Book).
For the text, by selecting “Projecting toolpath onto 3D Model” the software will know where and how deep to cut your text.

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:06 am
I used a Touch plate to set the Z point. However, I rested it on the 'UNCUT' portion of the wood, should I set it on the cut part of the book?

I did select “Projecting toolpath onto 3D Model”.

Thx for the assist.

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Your Z zero should always be set from the same point. If you utilize a touch plate, do it for every bit change.
If you utilize the surface of the material, use the same UN-CUT spot for every bit change.

The point to setting the Z zero is so that every time a bit is changed, the software knows where the zero is at, so it cuts the correct depth with each bit.

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Samson wrote:The point to setting the Z zero is so that every time a bit is changed, the software knows where the zero is at, so it cuts the correct depth with each bit.

Samson, Well said!
Joz

Re: 3D relief, Mini Book

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:47 am
Just a little addition to the info already provided which is spot on

When I clamp/secure my workpiece to the CNC table I put a small cross in pen on a part of the material that I know will not be cut by any of the machining operations I am planning on doing. this way I have a reference point for setting my z zero for any tools that I need to use for that job

One other thing I have found is that the very corner of the material block can often be a little bit lower than the rest so try not to set your z zero position to close to the edge of the material