Lithopane

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JMOlshefski
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Lithopane

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Can Lithopanes be done on VCarve "Desktop", there is a VCarve Photo tool path in menu and I know how to import a picture, but cannot seem to combine the two pieces in one process?

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Adrian
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Re: Lithopane

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They can be done in VCarve but only by importing a lithopane as a 3D model and using the 3D toolpaths.

The only products that can create a lithopane from scratch are Aspire and PhotoVCarve. Although VCarve and Aspire both have a toolpath named Photo V-Carve it doesn't work in the same way as the product. You can only use v-bits with it and lithopanes really need ball noses.

I guess you could use a ball nose when it came to cutting but you wouldn't be able to preview the results in VCarve.

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