NICE. I’ve done something sort of similar (BUT FAR more simplistic…) here. The thing I ran into was where all the lines crossed. Each time the laser crossed over the same point, it burnt the area a little larger, deeper and I lost clarity.
To fix it, you could essentially “break” all but one line going through the cross point so that you don’t get too much burning in a single spot, it makes it better, but not perfect. With your design, unless you can automate that kind of edit, I think it would take WAY too long to do.
oooo I like them! Mine was based off of creating different designs only using points around the edge of a circle and straight lines. Lots of cool effects you can do with that and varying the number of points on the edge, and then choosing which lines to draw.
I really like the other effects you are putting in yours! And combining them to make yet MORE cool designs together! Very cool
I had no idea I was doing something so fancy sounding
It’s just something I came up with when I was a young kid when I was bored in class. Drew a Circle, did the normal crossed lines. Then bisected those lines so it was in 8 pieces, then drew lines from where the lines intersected the circle to the other ones. It grew from there to what you see now.
Never knew it had a fancy name or mathematical meaning to it! Thanks!
It’s a beautiful design, i wish you much success with it!
I do hope you are aware that this forum is open to the world for viewing (and I assume that applies to links and files as well), even though only Glowforge owners and authorized users can post. So you should avoid sharing links and files that you want to keep private.
you are going to want to rasterize it. That is a very complex vector (75mb of pure vectors), and the main center shape has been expanded, so the laser will run both sides of each of those thicker lines. That main center shape alone has 4,019,020 nodes… I don’t know the GF’s upper limit for node counts, but I think 4 million is too many.
It is also almost 40" square, which is a little large for the bed.
Even if it were able to load and process, it would spend a whole lot of time revisiting areas, making the print time waay longer. There is also a clipping path in there (in the layer labeled “0”), and the GF does not like clipping paths.