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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2011, 04:14:31 AM »
The VCP textures are nice and extremely easy to set-up but nowhere as deep as the earlier picture.

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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2011, 09:00:54 AM »
Thank you, to answering me. Not only a sin wave i was thinking.  Ive got this picture, and i knew  some program makes it, because draw out hundred of squarefeets, can be boring.
Already i found some replies on cnczone. Thank you again to answer me. I

ArtCAM generated this directly from the photo you posted using the "Create relief from image" function.  It's not bad considering the photo is low resolution and I didn't do anything as far as smoothing or cleaning up the relief.  I'd also say that either Vectric VCarve Pro or Cut3D had this feature as well.
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2011, 02:45:38 PM »
Thank you for  all help. I converted the photo first. A small program does it.  Also some free program generate gcode from stl.
the photoconverter is here..

http://www.ransen.com/PhotoToMesh/Default.htm

Actually more program fund on the web. Most of them  $30-40. My concern with 3d toolpathing, very timeconsuming. Assuming 1/4
balllnose, with 0.025 stepover. Can be compared to a larger ballnose about 2-2.5 dia, and average passwidth is 0.75-1 inch.
Counting on a shopbot, and 300 ipm for finish, the different can be seen of comparing the 0.025 stepover in case finish, with 0.75 stepover in case a vcarving method.
What i fund interesting, the method as ucancam generate the conturlines.
Thank you again to taking time.
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2011, 01:20:16 AM »
I choosed a program, you can download here

http://www.mecsoft.com/Mec/Products/FreeMill.shtml

Loaded the picture, converted to stl..Done.
Hopefully a 2 weeks later I be smarter, after ucancam be on my computer.

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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2011, 07:10:11 PM »
Hi Woodcarver,

Thx for posting the info