Had a fun weekend testing out various things on my Running through the sample Proofgrade materials and trying out the different engrave modes. And learning how to best prepare images and vectors.
Figured I’d share the little bits and pieces I produced so far.
A lot of what I have is related to a video game called SpyParty. I help out at their booth at PAX West in Seattle every year and I often bring something 3D Printed related to the game for all the other helpers. Going to try and one up myself with cool laser cut gifts this year.
First thing I did was test out depth map creation and the 3D engrave setting on draft board:
Next was the normal engrave on Walnut, came out quite good, though I imagine it will look better once I get my hands on some lighter woods:
Next, another engraving, this time on acrylic, this one came out looking fantastic. There are a few errant dots around the characters because of a background I didn’t bother to remove, since this was just a test anyway:
And then one more test of 3D Engrave, using one of the character models from the game, this time on walnut, using the manual settings to do 2 passes. Slowly getting the hang of this thing:
And then just for fun I engraved the logo of the company I work for onto acrylic. I did it in reverse so the top would be nice and flat so it could be used as a coaster (though it ended up being a bit large):
This machine is amazing, I definitely have some more learning to do but I am getting there. Got an order of more Proofgrade material on the way, so I’ll be busy for the foreseeable future.