The other day my son really wanted to make something on the Glowforge, but it was about his bedtime. His sister was in the bathtub so he only had a few minutes until he had to shower, so I asked what he wanted to make—had to be something quick. He wanted a Triforce from Legend of Zelda so I quickly threw together some triangles in Illustrator. I thought some dimension would be sweet so I added some gradients to make them look cooler and we decided to print a couple extra to give away to random people we know like the games.
I share this because when we went to upload I got a warning from Glowforge that it doesn’t work with vector gradients (yet! said they were working on it). I didn’t think to convert them to raster, so instead I turned it into a quick half-tone dot pattern. They didn’t exactly turn out as I was hoping, but they’re small enough that from a distance it has the same kind of dimensional effect.
He loved them and they were done in a matter of minutes. Made his night.
Next day I went to leave for work to find he’d laid-out some of our creations on the table. I call it the Triforce of Geekdom: