Sarbarmultimedia and @m_raynsford have some interesting tests at variable depth engraving. I won’t call it 3D because these are far from finished examples of what will be possible with 3D engraving enabled.
I’m curious, especially with @takitus chipping away at this feature on the Glowforge. I thought I would see how gradients in Inkscape worked, exported as a PNG with no processing. Just brought in to the UI, rescaled smaller and printed.
SVG here. It consists of one rectangle that has a black to white fill gradient from left to right. That is butted up against a small rectangle which is just a white fill. The rest is just tiling those two elements. It’s placed on a black filled background and then exported.
I can’t find a gradient fill in inkscape.
Can you give me a pointer to it ?
It just gives Visible colors/red/green/blue/hue/saturation/alpha.
Cancel that, just found my way in.
Gradient was hidden below the Fill tool, off screen !
Is there any 3D effect, actual depth of cut, or is this just an optical illusion? I really like the tests that you are doing. It teaches me so much. Thank you for taking the time to show us all of this.
Thanks for the tip. I will try it at those settings. Right now I’m at 4 1/2 hours of straight engraving with just a few minutes pause between jobs to swap out the cutting boards. So many things I want to try. The Glowforge is one tool that will keep you busy for a long, long time exploring its capabilities.