I thought I’d run out of ideas for these, but there was an interesting discussion over in My first Laser tile that led to this one.
NOTE: This is a two-part series. The first video below mistakenly demonstrates a technique that results in duplicate paths and won’t actually be usable for cutting or scoring. The second video contains the correction and a new approach that works properly.
Video one (how not to do it):
Video two (correction):
Sorry for the drop in quality from the others, I was struggling to focus because guests were starting to arrive for a party. There are more umms and ahs and roundabout explanations than I’d like, but not enough for me to re-do the whole thing, so it is what it is.
Another great video. Re: Glowforge not wanting people to use Export for Screens: as long as it produces a valid SVG file with the necessary attributes and no unsupported features, it’s none of their business what we use to do that. Just because some individual is not technically saavy enough to understand what’s going on, doesn’t mean the rest of us need to fall back to the least common denominator
Never mind the blurred stuff, I went and found @Jules’ post. I also added a link to it in the OP.
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the resulting file has duplicate paths
I noticed that the red rounded square appeared to overlap the black rounded square; is that the only instance of duplicate paths or are there more?
All the Mudd logo stuff recently was because of stuff I posted in the laser tile thread. (I had a design that was easy to do with clip paths, but GF doesn’t do those yet, so I asked for help in doing it without clipping.)
I don’t recall seeing any Mudders here besides us, but I do know at least one other Mudder with a Glowforge. (I don’t think I’ve seen her posting here on the forum, though.)
FWIW, Photoshop would probably be beneficial. The mobile apps would also be useful. I actually prefer the Adobe Capture mobile app over the AI trace much of the time - and that it dumps it straight into Illustrator on your computer is great.
Thanks Chris1 for explaining this. It solved one of my problems with cropping lines in Illustrator.
However, when the lines you’re cropping are not straight, Illustrator adds unwanted lines to create shapes (or closed paths, however you want to call them).
Let me try to explain my issue with some screen shots: