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by mtylerfl
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?

Hi Steven,

If that’s the type of project he wants to do, Michael Mezalick made a video tutorial a few months ago that shows a practical technique.

Here’s the link:

by mtylerfl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?

That’s how I made this “Egg-centric Box”..
by mtylerfl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?

We gotta see the shape to fully understand what he is trying to accomplish, I believe. Simple example of wanting to create a shape that one might want to re-import in an “upright” orientation for slicing and assembly is a full 3D egg when you don’t have thick enough material to just create two halve...
by mtylerfl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: How to rotate 3D on the Z Axis?

Hi Mike, Show us a screenshot (or more) of the shape you’re talking about. Once we see the shape, perhaps we can offer some tips. (Anything from saving as an STL or OBJ and then importing the shape upright for slicing, to using the new slicing features to avoid undercuts, to simply dividing the shap...
by mtylerfl
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data

Hi Leo, I’m sorry that didn’t do the trick for you. I thought surely the unchecking of the Binary and Color options was the answer. My experience with MeshLab is limited primarily to repair meshes and reduce the number of triangles (to reduce STL file size) without noticeable quality loss. It does a...
by mtylerfl
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data

Hi Leo,

When saving your STL from MeshLab, uncheck the options “Binary Encoding” and “Materialize Color Encoding” before clicking the OK button to complete the save.

Then try importing that STL into Aspire. Please let me know if that works for you.
by mtylerfl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Creating a modeling surface from point cloud data

Hi Adrian,

Paul Rountree passed away in July 2020
by mtylerfl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: zooming
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: zooming

Here’s a link to a post describing some additional options for you:

viewtopic.php?t=29255

Please consider getting a mouse with a scroll wheel for your laptop - I believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much faster you can work.
by mtylerfl
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: zooming
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: zooming

Hi,

The quickest/easiest for me is to roll the scroll wheel on the mouse. (When in the 2D or 3D window, click your left mouse button once on the area you want to zoom, then roll the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.)
by mtylerfl
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Thinning paint
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Thinning paint

Hello Gene,

Yes, I used acrylic brown craft paint and thinned it with water.

Thanks for asking and I’m looking forward to seeing your project when you’re done!
by mtylerfl
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Why is 'Join' dimmed
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Why is 'Join' dimmed

Randall has the best suggestion which is to upload your file so it can be “diagnosed” thoroughly. I would like to mention that if your vector selection includes any vectors that are Grouped, then the Join command will be greyed out and unavailable for use. In that case, make sure none of your select...
by mtylerfl
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood "spikes" on a 3D carving
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Wood "spikes" on a 3D carving

Add a Zero Plane and see if the “spikes” go away (basically, the Zero Plane just fills the blank/flat areas). Or perhaps, you are not selecting the correct vector(s) for your carve boundary? (Make sure you are selecting only the outer perimeter vector of the model for your rough and finish Toolpaths...
by mtylerfl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Larger jobs on smaller CNCs and/or running the job at 90 degrees.
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Larger jobs on smaller CNCs and/or running the job at 90 degrees.

Hi Phil, Dowels and suitable hole placement will keep everything aligned and perfectly spaced when Tiling. Here is a Tiling tutorial video made by TJ during his tenure with ShopBot, showing the method: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Di_ooYJ2jPM%3Fback%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearc...
by mtylerfl
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Why I upgraded to Aspire
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Why I upgraded to Aspire

Well, Joe! That’s fantastic - you’ve got my vote for one of the most innovative projects I’ve ever seen! Wonderful work!
by mtylerfl
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Getting round over edges flush with material surface with Moulding Toolpath
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Getting round over edges flush with material surface with Moulding Toolpath

adze_cnc wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:37 pm
But if the z-zero was set in that area where the thickness is 0.754" it would.
True, yes.