Continuing the discussion from Design Challenge #1:
Forum regular and Glowforge talk show cohost @polarbrainfreeze posted an SVG of three separate car designs in the Design Challenge forum. I’m working late tonight so I decided to let a print run while I was cranking away.
Sadly this one didn’t come out perfectly, for a few reasons that weren’t Ben’s fault, and really amount to “we haven’t told you how to design for Glowforge yet” (although I know @tony is working to get that to you). As a result, there were a number of problems, which included:
- lines that were doubled up, so the laser cut the twice - like the doors on the camper van
- lines with ambiguous intent, like the blue outlines around the flames
- things that looked like one thing but were problably another thing, like blue “lines” that were actually very narrow filled rectangles (the bottom of the red window area on the camper)
Again, this is all on us, because we haven’t shared best practices for GF design, so please don’t take it as a criticism! I just wanted to share why this one didn’t work. I’ll see about giving it another go during laser thursday.
And because even a first attempt can be interesting, here’s how it looked before and after. You can see the double-cuts in the darker areas, for example all around the van pieces.