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by Brian@Premier
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good flower pedal modeling tutorial?
Replies: 5
Views: 3423

Re: Good flower pedal modeling tutorial?

Thank you Adrian, Michael, James and Charlie, Just to be clear - I'm not looking for "easy" - I love the practice (and need a lot of it)! Just curious how others would tackle this same model... You have all given me great direction and some different ideas that I had not thought of. Thanks again for...
by Brian@Premier
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good flower pedal modeling tutorial?
Replies: 5
Views: 3423

Good flower pedal modeling tutorial?

I am looking for a good flower pedal (rose, sunflower, etc) modeling tutorial. I have brought a PNG image in as a component to use as a texture and started making components from vectors I created around the pedals themselves. Not sure if I am on the right track or if there is an easier way. I did q...
by Brian@Premier
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rest machine toolpath with litho?
Replies: 0
Views: 1682

Rest machine toolpath with litho?

Curious is anyone is using a rest machine toolpath on a litho... I am cutting a fairly detailed photograph and want to rough it with a 1/4", finish with 1/8" then rest machine the tight areas with a 1/16". I am having an issue getting my head wrapped around all of the "reverse" cutting (subtracting ...
by Brian@Premier
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide
Replies: 44
Views: 101866

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Awesome job Tim! Can't wait to try it out.

-Brian
by Brian@Premier
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lithophane boundary vector
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Lithophane boundary vector

Sorry to blow up my own post.... Got it. For some reason the preview was not updating when resetting and then viewing toolpaths. I did a -.125" offset for the roughing (radius of my .25" tool) and 0" offset for the finishing, saved it, closed the software, reopened the software and viewed the previe...
by Brian@Premier
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lithophane boundary vector
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Lithophane boundary vector

James, So after thinking about this for a bit... It would make sense to do a vector offset of .125 for the roughing path and since I am using a .0625" ball nose for the finish path, I really wouldn't need an offset.... Hmmmmm. What gets me is that I have never had to do it in the past and I typicall...
by Brian@Premier
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lithophane boundary vector
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Lithophane boundary vector

[quote="JamesB"] You will need to offset the boundary inwards by the tool radius to account for this. Thank you James. I did try a vector offset with -.125" witch is the radius of my .25 bit" thinking that if I used a positive number it would cut past the vector. Am I wrong in thinking this way? mty...
by Brian@Premier
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lithophane boundary vector
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Lithophane boundary vector

Here are some screen shots and preview images. The toolpaths look like exactly how it cuts and appears in the preview (I have not cut the paths on the machine yet). I do have some solid surface material here but only 1/2". I need to find a good source for 1/4" to do more lithos. I will also say that...
by Brian@Premier
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lithophane boundary vector
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Lithophane boundary vector

Hello All, I'm pulling my hair out because i'm missing something when designing and toolpathing a lithophane and for the life of me (and lack of sleep) I can't put my finger on it! I have a pic that I imported, made a component, made a boundary vector - everything looks good. When I create my roughi...