Before I invest the time and material to figure this out myself, I thought I would ask the Glowmind… I am looking for a manual setting that will etch on acrylic without eating away enough material to make an obvious change in depth. Frosted glass is the ideal analogy. Anyone have good numbers in your notebook?
I’ve had very little time on device and have zero intuition so far on reasonable starting values. Tap Plastics’ scrap bin makes experimenting cheap but it never hurts to look for a head start.
Off topic stuff:
Do we yet have some convention for topic titles and tags that we can use to post and search for manual settings? I love naming conventions and would suggest something like this:
Topic: Concatenate “MANSET:,” material name, and effect
For example: MANSET: Generic acrylic, frosted surface effect
Body: Contains relevant values, sample image, creator notes such as material brand name or vendor.
MANSET for Manual Settings
WIP for Work in Progress or FINAL for a completed, usable setting. (Perhaps WIP is always implied unless FINAL is specified.)
I did choose the weird term “MANSET” deliberately because a general term like “manual settings” will turn up allll kinds of other things.
There are MANY ways to skin this cat, of course. A wiki was mentioned before and I think that would be great, but we have this forum running now.