The glowforge pro came in about a week and a half ago.
I’ve been messing around with my drawing workflow to translate hand drawings into digital files that can be cut. So far it looks like lineart>Photoshop>Illustrator>Inkscape>GlowforgeApp then tweaking back and forth. It’s not painless, but relatively easy to convert artwork into vector files. The only thing I haven’t quite figured out is how to sort the cuts so it does the outer cut around the object last. Having the piece drop before the cutting is done is not the best. Will dig in the forums and see if there is a solution. So far this is all me diving in cold turkey, which I think says a lot about ease of use.
Here are some of the tiny arts that have happened!
Ah, I will try that cutout technique tonight! Thank you!
So far my CS5 version of Illustrator does not like exporting SVG files correctly. When I use the SVG directly from Illustrator the files either don’t work or have issues like cuts not showing up. Exporting the AI file from Inkscape has been an easy workaround.
The way the Glowforge interprets operation order is by line color. The palettes on that page are set up so you can assign the colors in order and the Glowforge will read them “first to last”.
The official recommendation for Illustrator SVG’s is to “Save As” or Save As Copy (Save as Copy works great for saving a native AI file and an exported version for the cutter, say, if you have text and it has to be converted to outlines) but I have no issues with exporting them.
Try these settings when you save a SVG from Illustrator.
These are just delightful. I have a pretty decent skull collection (mostly U.S. mammals) and I’ll say that your drawing skills are excellent. I think about a gazillion fiber artists would want to buy your thread holder.