Excuse me as this a huge newbie question. I’ve nil experience using laser cutters except my 4 machine hours I’ve spent on it. Illudium Pu-36 is in a temporary home away from me for the next 2-3 months so it’s not easy for me to throw things in there to test it out. I want to make sure my SVGs are the best they can be when when I spend my quality time with her. (yes I personified my Glowforge )
I’m preparing my very first design upload. I use Illustrator I just realised that designing for a laser is completely different designing for illustration prints and cutting decals. I’m starting with s simple keychain with my logo. I created a SVG at 300dpi. The keychain is intended to be 1 x 2.5 inches.
I read @Jules laser design basics and got the idea that we always had to use rasters for things I want and use paths to cut. I placed the logo as embedded PNG and surprised how pixated the logo is:
So read the tutorial again and @Jules didn’t say we had to use rasters to engrave, just said rasters are always engraved (whoops). So, I was quite happy to learn we can use a vector fill:
I can’t confirm this until tommorrow but I’m on the right track for my simple project correct?
Aside from photographs, when would one want to embed a raster image? Just trying to understand when would anyone would use a raster.