I’d like to have GF cut items like this for paper modeling, but tracing (Inkscape) does a poor job due to the shading of the raster images. Any tips or should I just bite the bullet and manually draw vectors around these shapes? Example file here: http://www.delta7studios.com/images/Rosie%20model%2003.pdf from Delta 7 Studios.
This is what I had tried, but the resulting vectors on curves, etc, were quite jagged. I was looking for a little better, but I’m not real familiar with Inkscape, so wasn’t/am not sure I had correct settings.
Yeah it all depends on your source material quality. If the image is low res it’s hard for Inkscape to get a really solid trace. Likewise it would be hard for the GF ui as well but they may have cracked that with clever optimized software.