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post processor

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I have a Laguna Pro 2 x 3. I havent used PhotoVCarve in a long time. I'm not finding the right processor to use in the drop down box.

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Re: post processor

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PhotoVCarve is an old program in comparison to the three main ones so doesn't have a post processor library as big.

If you have Cut2D/VCarve/Aspire you can toolpath the file in PVC and then import it into one of those programs to cut using the post processor you use there. Assuming what you're doing can't be done with the photovcarve toolpath in VCarve or Aspire.

Alternatively you can take a post processor from one of those and edit it down to work with PVC.

You might even be able to use one of the generic g-code processors.

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Re: post processor

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The Laguna post-processors for VCarve, etc. seem to imply that they are based on Mach post-processors. Perhaps one of the Mach PPs in Photo VCarve would be useful?

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What I really would like is to be able to take a photograph and turn it into 2.5 using Aspire

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The post processor doesn't really have anything to do with creating a component from a bitmap. In Aspire, import your bitmap photo and then use the "Create component from bitmap" under the Model menu. What we are all trying to say is that we can just about guarantee it will not come out with anything acceptable unless the bitmap is cleaned up.
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