"Use selected vectors as pattern" option in texture toolpath

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"Use selected vectors as pattern" option in texture toolpath

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You may want to play with the "use selected vectors as pattern" option in the texture toolpath. You can get some really cool affects.

For example this texture applied to the inside of a bowl:
texture3-iso.jpg
To get this start with a vector starting at the center of the object you want to texture.
texture-1.jpg
Use the circular array to rotate it 20 degrees. (make sure the vector and circle use the same center)
texture-2.jpg
then create similar vectors to fill in between.
texture-3.jpg
And test a small texture toolpath using the option to see what it looks like.
texture-4.jpg
When you are happy use the circular array to put, say, 30 copies in the 360 degree area.
texture-5.jpg
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Brian - 11/12/2009 Copied to technical archive and non-technical responses - original topic can be found here -> http://www.vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7058
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Re: "Use selected vectors as pattern" option in texture toolpath

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Continued:

Here are the results on a flat surface.
texture-6.jpg
This can be projected into a bowl.
texture-7.jpg
Enjoy and show us your results!
Tim
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