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Offline Davek0974

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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 02:51:02 PM »
I am thinking of doing something similar, basically have a picture, convert to Gcode and make a 3D relief using router/mill and small ball nose end mill.
I did read that having the subject in black and white gives better results? But what to use, I did have a mess around with CamBam, but couldn't fathom how to get it right.

If it's any help http://openbuilds.com/threads/producing-3d-reliefs-for-free.380/

Tweakie.

I downloaded Mach1Filter but when i try it i just get "No File loaded, error in file" tried a few different jpeg files, all the same????


Sorted - I use a Mac laptop with Windows as a virtual machine and the jpegs were saved in Mac format, a quick conversion fixed it.

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« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 03:06:52 PM by Davek0974 »
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2016, 06:14:18 AM »
Bitmap to Heightmap in CamBam may be an option?
Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2016, 10:55:40 PM »
You can use BMP2CNC free.. It shows your Gcode at the end. You cant copy or paste but just download WinScraper or get window text and you can jack it from the window lol

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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2016, 03:29:59 AM »
that looks useful, say its limited to 150 lines though, cheap to buy though if it works.
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 03:56:38 AM »
Just tried the BMP2CNC and it does look pretty good, fast,easy and spits out readable code.

Might be worth putting on the purchase list, thanks
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 04:28:33 AM »
I have photo V carve and it works well, just don't use it much as my spindle is slow.
I will see if I can find some pics of ones I have done and post them.
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2016, 04:46:36 AM »
Can only find two here and the pics are not great but have attached them anyway.
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 06:32:45 AM »
Nice work Hood.

Another couple of free software’s you guy's may find worth trying are…

Dxf2gcode (the post processor for this is easy to modify, if necessary)
https://code.google.com/hosting/moved?project=dxf2gcode

DotG  (my good friend Zoltan & I translated the manuals for this into English)
http://dotg.weebly.com/download.html

Tweakie.
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 06:43:46 AM »
Tweakie, I found PhotoVCarve very easy to use but as said my spindle is slow so it takes a while to do a decent sized image and I have not done any for a long time.
Here is another I did of the wifes old car.
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Re: Pictures to GCode?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 07:10:07 AM »
Again, nice work Hood (nice car as well).

PhotoVCarve is one of the softwares that I have never actually tried. Perhaps one day  :)

If it's of any interest, this was produced with DotG.

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