3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

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3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:46 pm

I've had PhotoVCarve for quite a while... just never used it. I was looking at the features of it, and see where it's supposed to do 3D Grayscale Machining with a ball bit. How do I get that to work? I looked at the videos and didn't see anything about it. Am I missing an update, 'cause I don't see anything in the software that says anything about it.

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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby Adrian » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:35 am

Here's a couple of threads that should get you going.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2192
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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby Sara M » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Dear Chris,

Please consider attached a PDF document that covers an example of how to set up a toolpath for 3D Grayscale machining in PhotoVCarve.

I hope that this helps.

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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby ChrisInEstes » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:19 pm

Thanks Adrian and Sara! I see how that works, and now I can experiment.

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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby PaulRowntree » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:39 pm

Sara's writeup (thank you!) should be put into the Technical Archive section (as PaulZ's inlay paper is) for future reference.
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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby huntleybill » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:02 pm

That PDF is great but the picture I am using is not in gray scale. So are you saying that converting the picture to greyscale will do the trick?
So then my next question is, How do I convet the picture to greyscale?
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Re: 3D Grayscale Machining in PhotoVCarve

Postby Adrian » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Depends on the picture. It's not a technique that will work with a photograph of animal or a human without a great deal of effort but that's true of even Aspire.

Both these links have posts that talk about the formatting of the pictures:

viewtopic.php?t=536
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2192
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