Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

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Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Hitch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:33 am

I want to make some moulding for a desk, max length is 3 ft. I've looked for HOW TO in videos, tutorials and search this site for info. - no luck. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby gkas » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:54 am

Do you have a picture, or describe what type of molding you want to create. 3D figures, standard type base molding, etc.
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Oldmanofgf » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:59 am

Go to www.vectric.com then support click training, then VCarve and watch moulding tool path vidio
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Hitch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:00 am

I've watched the video. Using a 3d model isn't covered and what about getting the profile from the clipart.
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby 4DThinker » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 pm

The Moulding tool path take just two vectors. One is essentially a side view outline (drawn horizontally on the screen) of the shape you want to extrude. The other is a line that represents one edge of the path you want that shape extruded down.

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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby martin54 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:51 pm

Pictures or screenshots are always helpful in answering questions, if you have a picture of what you are wanting to do then can you post it :lol: :lol:

If I have read your original post correctly then I don't think you can do what you want to with Vcarve pro as there are no modelling tools within Vcarve. Having said that you may simply be able to copy/array a piece of 3D clipart & get something close to the look you are after :lol: :lol:
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Hitch » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:55 pm

I'm back, so many carvings for this desk I'm building. I'm building the Roman version of the Resolute desk. With hours between carvings I'm able to make time for planning sessions (naps), playing the bagpipes or whatever I'm told to do. Anyway the next carving is several stripes of moulding 3.75" by what ever length and I'm using the 3D 58218. I think they can be jointed in a string? Question - how to I ensure the joints of the clip art are accurate and consistent? I've attached the .crv file. My CNC can handle up to 36" long boards.
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Oldmanofgf » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:08 am

Use the tiling tool path in y that way you can design the molding as long as you need and carve in sections so everything is lined up there are a video in training about thi
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Hitch » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:41 am

Excellent. Thank you.

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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:31 am

Hitch wrote:I'm back, so many carvings for this desk I'm building. I'm building the Roman version of the Resolute desk.


Hi Hitch,

I don't know what the "Roman version" of the Resolute Desk is, but I DO know your work is cut out for you! I was commissioned by the CarveWright company CEO (Chris Lovchik) earlier this year to create several models for the Resolute Desk he was planning to build. This was for his personal library (http://www.carvewright.com/the-library- ... ght-built/) and also to show as a featured project during the 2017 CarveWright Conference. All the carved portions were done on the CarveWright machine (as were all the carvings in his massive all-oak library).

We split up the assignments between us...I created models with Aspire and he created models with the CarveWright modeling software. We started this in February and finished all the models by June (about "killed us both" to make the "zillion" models and building of the desk in time for the June Conference!) We always have a BBQ at his house after the conference. The desk was not actually totally completed (many secret compartments needed to be added and the leather desktop had to be custom made before final assembly) but it was finished enough to show attendees. We did scale the desk to slightly smaller width than the original, so modeling/size adjustments were made from the get-go. The Presidential Seal was replaced with the Lovchik Family Crest instead.

I think it's extremely admirable that you took on this major project (although I don't know how the heck you are doing it without the benefit of Aspire to create your own models). I think I found practically every photo available of the actual Resolute Desk to use for reference. Most photos were black and white and not very good detail when zoomed in tight. Did find some color photos of the desk with Pres Obama taken fairly recently, so those were good to have (better resolution). Anyway, the ref photos were essential when modeling in Aspire as well as CarveWright software products. Here's some screenshots of a few of the models I made with Aspire and a couple of the desk itself..

All the best for your project! You are a brave man! Perhaps the pics will help inspire you that it can be done!! :D
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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby Hitch » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:18 am

Well as far as the Roman version goes. I checked out some architecture books for carvings and mouldings. The Roman Eagle was the biggest find, a 60 degree V-bit works on that one. I tried to do some 3D drafting, but it has been more than 25 years since I've used AutoCAD, so it's down to what I can do with VCarve. It's my son's desk and some of the carvings will be Latin expressions - his choice. The best part is working together on this long project. I will post pictures when it's done.

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Re: Expanding a 3D moulding clipart

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:01 am

That sounds cool! What a wonderful father-son project. I'm looking forward to your progress photos and final result. I know it's going to be fantastic!
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