HELP...My Text Mirrored???

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HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:30 am

Hi everyone!!! I need TEXT help....

Working on a 3-piece walking stick using my recoil and the first piece has my wife's name (Lucie) engraved with a 60 degree v-bit going around the shaft. In both the flat and wrapped views after I run the toolpaths, the text seems normal. But after the job completed, her name was reversed, like in a mirror???

Was I supposed to reverse the text? It shows perfect on the previews??? And what if I do the text running vertical along the shaft?

Thanks...se pics below...
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Frog-Vbit Settings.JPG
V-bit Settings
Frog-Unwrapped.JPG
Unwrapped toolpaths
Frog-wrapped.JPG
Wrapped toolpaths
Frog-Output2.JPG
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby IslaWW » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:14 am

Mitch...
We need to get your rotary going in the proper direction. Email me (address in profile)
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:19 am

PM sent. Thanks for the help.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby IslaWW » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 am

Mitch..
Nothing received. Email to gcnc411@gmail.com
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:13 am

Email sent. Thanks again for the offer to help.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby Frunple » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:52 pm

You should look a little closer, the whole thing is reversed not just the text.
Easy fix, I'm sure IslaWW will get you going.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:10 pm

LOL. Now that you mention it I see that the frog is facing the wrong way!!!

Thanks for pointing that out.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:39 pm

Wow....as usual...what fantastic support from this forum. Gary Campbell walked me through a wincnc.ini edit (I saved the original of course) that fixed the counterclockwise rotation. All is good now. Thanks Gary!!!

Also thanks to IslaWW for also reaching out to help.

Wow!!!! What a resource this forum is.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby Frunple » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:58 pm

mfirlott wrote:Wow....as usual...what fantastic support from this forum. Gary Campbell walked me through a wincnc.ini edit (I saved the original of course) that fixed the counterclockwise rotation. All is good now. Thanks Gary!!!

Also thanks to IslaWW for also reaching out to help.

Wow!!!! What a resource this forum is.


Pretty sure they are both the same guy.... I just know it!! Like Clark Kent and that guy in the blue tights.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:22 am

Ha!!! That's potentially hilarious if you're right. Either way...I like them both...or just him maybe...who knows...only the Shadow Knows... :twisted:
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby IslaWW » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:05 am

Now that's comedy!!! :P

One in the same Mitch... Glad you are up and running
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks again Super Gary!!

Ran a test later and rotation is clockwise and text is readable...left to right. Beauty!

The world is good once again thanks to that masked stranger.
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby 4DThinker » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:55 pm

If the problem shows up again just place the finished object next to a mirror. The reflection will look correct. ;)

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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby garylmast » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:42 pm

I once had the same problem. I had the motor end (head) of the rotary sitting at the foot of the CNC bed and was turning counterwise, so I rotated it end to end, so it would sit at the foot end of the bed, making it turn clockwise. Problem solved. Gary
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Re: HELP...My Text Mirrored???

Postby mfirlott » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:54 pm

LOL...I should of done that too. Winch is still in the ceiling. Could of lifted then turned the entire CNC end-to-end. :lol:
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