So, I’ve been trying some 3D engraves using grayscale depth maps and have been having varying results.
For one, with masking on, I’ve found that at some grayscale levels, it removes the top masking layer, but leaves the more transparent adhesive layer. Makes sense, but adds an annoying clean-up step.
Using proofgrade maple hardwood, I tried an SD engrave and got:
Then, I switched to proof grade draft board and tried an SD and HD engrave of the same SVG file.
I don’t understand the differences between SD and HD. There are parts of each I like. The SD engraves seem deeper at the right locations and, oddly, the SD engraves have better resolution in some parts and HD in other parts.
Which makes an obvious feature request: Would it be possible to tag regions for HD engrave and other regions for SD engrave?
In the image below, the SD engrave is on the left and the HD engrave is on the right. In some regions, the SD has better “resolution” and in others, HD looks better.
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated!
The SVG file doesn’t seem to work:
So, here’s the image itself: