Who says size matters?

Messin around with acrylic engraving
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Scott Daniel

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Really nice!

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Awe, thanks!

Would you be willing to post a photo of the png that made that engrave? I am curious to see the spectrum of white to black.

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Inverted:

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You can also look for Depth Map, CNC png’s, or CNC Map etc…

You will find lots! :slight_smile:

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Wow! Thanks. I appreciate it. I assume you just used vary power setting. The engrave turned out nicely! It does say a lot, mostly all good!, about glow forge!

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Thanks for the tip!

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Vary power and lowered the max to about 20. I used 270 lpi, but if I do this one again I will bump that up a bit to get the lost details in there.

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Thanks!

You’re wecome!

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Yup!
I have found several nice pieces there.
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I have done this bamboo one! :blush:

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Gosh, that came out way nicer in acrylic than I would have expected. You are inspiring me to give it a try!

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I think it looks better in acrylic than on hardwood. Great results!

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Nice! :sunglasses: 3D laser prin - Ok… fine.
The dynamic power ramping mapped to shades of grey is almost magical to me, but that I guess is a reflection of my age because Computer Numeric Control amazes me still. I have had the best time of my creative life learning this tech.

I love this platform designed around ease of use for those like me who choose to jump in with both feet knowing nothing about it (their target market), but now I derive a great satisfaction from the success of a new design challenge - especially after slogging through the testing to match my vision. With experience you begin to get a ‘feel’ for where to start.

Playing with acrylic, I engraved an image of Jimi Hendrix without inverting it and was disappointed with the negative that resulted - until I shined a flashlight through it onto the wall, and there he was! :no_mouth:
It’s probably the exploration that I have enjoyed most.
I owe many thanks to the help and work of the community here for my degree of success. :heart:

Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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Think this might make a nice lid on a box. Very nice engrave!

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Gorgeous!

I have been saving the small piece of “green glass” acrylic I have for something special, so this is great inspiration to step up from the fairly “flat” images I’ve worked with so far.

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The good point is that it doesn’t have the burn that we normally need to clean up from the wood!

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