This gadget was created to solve an idea i had whilst preparing my presentation on the new Textures features from the new V8 Software, for the Vectric User Group 2015 meeting we had very recently.
The current options we have available for toolpathing, cutting along a vector in 2d & 2.5D terms, is a 2D profile which will cut to a specific depth the whole way across the vector and then the 2.5D Texture Toolpath, which will take each individual vector and cut each of them at a different depth, between the values you specify.
The idea was to see what textures i could come up with if i had the ability to cut in and out of the material along a single vector multiple times, and then perhaps have the software cut into each different vector a different amount of times to see what it looked like.
Well the idea soon transformed itself into something i could actually use and then added a couple other options like the ability to control the cutting direction of the vectors to give different effects and the ability to rotate vectors 180 degrees.
Those that attended the User Group Meeting 2015 will have had a pre-release version of this gadget on the Vectric Memory Stick that came with your Meeting Packs, You can now update this version by downloading the version which is on the Gadgets Website
for a direct link to the Gadgets page to find out more, please click here
I recommend watching the video to get a thorough understanding of what each of the different options capabilities are.