Model Demo of Engraving levels with GF anyone?

I have done a few deep engraves, You have to have a good image that high places are white and the lowest places black, and variable power. As for the depth, Whatever depth you can get otherwise.

I had to work the image some but I got this…

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I have a piece in Free designs that has a variable depth engrave as a part of it,

Some examples of the maps are here

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Someone else posted a really great example of a 3D engrave of one of those “ancient Chinese”-styled images, but I can’t find it.

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Sorry I just added the mother load of them above.

I couldn’t find it either, but this might be helpful:

Using the low res file found here, medium draftboard, proofgrade settings. 15 minutes.

The original was done on thick walnut, so two passes would result in much more depth. Also, theirs was much larger, and with the higher res. original file, you’d have much more detail. I made it small because of the lack of resolution. You can barely read the upper banner text in the file, or make out detail on the blasters.

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Now my machine feels special… :rofl:

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the appropriate response to this is “Uffda”
:upside_down_face:

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OK who’s up for the challenge?

:stuck_out_tongue:

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Here’s a few of mine, but if you can’t edit and/or create your own files it’s probably not much use examples from other people.

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I defo wanna see what this machine is capable of and defo interested in learning the technology and steps required, hence investment of time and money, often the same thing.

Thanks for posting these.

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I apologize and I think I misunderstood. I thought you were wanting to have examples to show clients what you could make.

Well that’s the other part too, yes. They call it “ROI” hehe

I’m doing a similar carve right now on the x-carve (nothing particularly useful, just learning how to do it). And it is a great demo to someone about what you can do, I want to do that giant penny at some point that’s on the internet. I’ve seen some amazing carves of it at large size. It’s basically the same workflow, so when looking for demo files, look for depth map CNC and you find a lot that people have posted. The problem is while mostly cool demos, how many carved dragons, etc. do you need? I use V-carve pro as my CNC modeling software for the x-carve (the x-carve mostly makes signs for me) and they have a nice 3D source material company (https://www.designandmake.com) where you can buy 3D files for carving. Since home brewing is a popular source for their signs, being able to add those flourishes (like the 3D grape leaves, hops, etc) is useful. I’m not sure if you can get their designs in depth map format (they do let you download them in a bunch of formats including STL files). I think there is a way to go from STL to depth map.

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https://community.glowforge.com/t/how-to-make-3d-engravings-blender-depth-maps/69868/14

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@takitus mentioned a program long ago that I’ve used, and it works well. But not at laptop to get the program name.

Here’s one I did a while back:

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The nice thing about these commercial models is they are specifically designed for 2.5D carving so the GF will have no problems (i.e. no overhangs)

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Woah! That first box is quite spectacular! Your job? Quite awesome! What kind of wood is that? And how deep did you get on the top? With how many passes ooc?

Awesome.

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Is modified from a photo of medieval door hinges. so “found on the Web” but fairly heavily worked, much like the Greenman above that is in concrete on a wall. The Goldfish and flowers were already in the gray depth maps.
The Greenman and hinges come from here

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