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by TReischl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Applying a base to a rotary carving.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Applying a base to a rotary carving.

Like a base under a statue?

If so, just create the base as a separate component.
by TReischl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Profile TP ignores vector start point based on where origin is set
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Profile TP ignores vector start point based on where origin is set

Anyone know how that logic works? Yup. It is not about which direction you are cutting around something, clockwise, anti clockwise. The easiest way I have found to understand it is to: Pretend you are standing on the end of the line where you will start cutting. Look down the line. If you are cutti...
by TReischl
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Some ugly corners
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Some ugly corners

It can be done but it is a fairly involved process, at least trying to explain it. That is because there are some variables concerning the model, the background, etc. You can create a boundary vector around the horse. Offset it about half the diameter of the tool tip and then run a profile. That wil...
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lounge Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Lounge Sign

LOL, I hear ya.

After my father retired he bought a bait shop in northern WI. It used to crack me up, people would come in and ask him where the fish were biting. He would look at them and say "how would I know? I am in the store all day."
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Eagle and Fish
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Eagle and Fish

Sweet.
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Some ugly corners
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Some ugly corners

You can try decreasing stepover.

You can also use a smaller ball nose.

Both of which will increase your cutting time.

It is the nature of carving with a ball nose cutter.
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: strange view
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: strange view

Post your file.

Just looking at those pics tell us very little.
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Lounge Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Lounge Sign

Nicely done.

Now, on to more important things. . . . like sending me some Walleye!

That is something I really miss in this neck of the woods.
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding "stroke" to a line
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Adding "stroke" to a line

What I do with programs that cause scaling issues when exporting to various formats is to draw a box around the entire project to a known size. Then when it imports incorrectly all I need to do is select everything and use the Vectric scale function to set the correct size. Brilliant! How have I ne...
by TReischl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding "stroke" to a line
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Adding "stroke" to a line

Strokes are an interesting concept in illustration packages, ie Coreldraw. All sorts of shapes can be attached to a single vector. Typical is one that begins and ends with pointed/tapered ends. Those can be exploded and exported. The issue can be scaling. What I do with programs that cause scaling i...
by TReischl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: chamfer tool error
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: chamfer tool error

It appears that the chamfer tool path strategy does not look ahead to avoid issues like that.

You can see the same thing with a profile strategy.

It is not "v carving".
by TReischl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Notch in the Vector
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Notch in the Vector

Looks like mechanical deflection on the machine to me. What do you mean by a mechanical deflection? I’m thinking it mean that there’s a problem with the threaded rods or gears? It’s happening to all of the pockets in different direction so how would that relate to the deflection? Exactly what I sai...
by TReischl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Notch in the Vector
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Notch in the Vector

Looks like mechanical deflection on the machine to me.
by TReischl
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rhino 6 3D Model Import Fails
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Rhino 6 3D Model Import Fails

It is sort of annoying. Mostly I use it to create STL's so I am not overly annoyed.

Hopefully no one over in the Vectric HQ has the idea that Rhino is a "competitor". It is in an entirely different league.
by TReischl
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Printed Manual
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Printed Manual

Manual? I do not need no stinking manual!!!! Heck, I cannot even read, so I would need one with pictographs.