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Aztec Calendar

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Hello Guys and Gals,

I recall reading several years ago during a major Aztec Calendar push, that one of the members of this site at the time had posted a file that would modify the .dxf to output a calendar that was domed. I have done a search through the forums here and cannot find any ref to it anymore. I had downloaded it but that has been many miles a few computers ago :( If any of you have it and can share with me or point me in the right direction, that would be awesome.

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My website's Downloads folder has the files for Aztec Calendars. In Aspire, you can create a domed shape of your choice, then map the vectors onto the dome with one click of the appropriate button and generate the results you are looking for. There are Mayan Haab files there also, both 2d and 3d model versions.

http://www.carveonecncwoodcraft.com/downloads.html

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Use Peter's file but project toolpath onto a dome you make.
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So can someone please educate me? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why are people so interested in Aztec calenders?
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Well, mostly because we all know that the Aztecs were actually aliens from outer space and we are descended from them, a primal sort of situation.

BTW, as happens quite often, the aliens dropped me off last night about 3 AM. Took a while to get to sleep again.
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ohiolyons wrote:So can someone please educate me? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why are people so interested in Aztec calenders?
We need garage wall decor.
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Did you visit Roswell, NM or Area 51? We use to have some here in a hanger at Wright-Patterson AFB too.

It all make sense now!
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ohiolyons wrote:So can someone please educate me? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why are people so interested in Aztec calenders?
Because they are impressive when mapped onto a guitar top panel, :D

https://twitter.com/vectric/status/1135561658066198528

https://www.cbgitty.com/news/build-cbgs ... w-you-how/ (Scroll down to the second in the list of five guitars)

Yep, I did that ....

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Yes! That is a GREAT guitar design (all of ‘em)!! I loved it then and still love it now.
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Re: Aztec Calendar

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Thank you for all the replies but I already have the files for the calendars themselves. What I'm looking for is a stand alone program that was out there where you would load in the gcode into and it would spit out a modified code that had just a slight dome on it.. Just can't recall where I originally downloaded it from. may have been from cnczone.
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If you have Aspire why would you need that program? It's so easy to just make a dome and project the v-carve toolpaths onto it.
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dealguy11 wrote:If you have Aspire why would you need that program? It's so easy to just make a dome and project the v-carve toolpaths onto it.
Yep - or use the clip art domes (included with VCarve and Aspire). Easy peesey.
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ohiolyons wrote:So can someone please educate me? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why are people so interested in Aztec calenders?
I think mostly because they are cool and intricate, they lend themselves well to a variety of projects and materials and make good eye candy
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dealguy11 wrote:If you have Aspire why would you need that program? It's so easy to just make a dome and project the v-carve toolpaths onto it.

While I do have Aspire and can easily do this, I have a friend that does not have Aspire and it is a bit out of his budget at the moment Was looking for this doming program for him for something to play around with as he gets into the cnc world.
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