3D Engraving Improvements
Posted by
Jules
Third ball from the sun. 
Joined Jan 20, '16 

Well, it turns out you can get some very nice effects with 3D engraving using the Snapmarks…this little tile on Proofgrade hardwood maple looked a lot better with additional passes to sculpt the shape down. It was a lot less blocky looking.

It’s a flower. (And it looks better IRL, you can see the shadows.)

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Unfortunately I burned through the Medium maple in a spot or two, so quarter inch material would be nice to get my hands on - I’ll have to try to find a supply online. (And re-run this one after making some adjustments to the files.)

Up close you can see the deep shaping…

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And the non snapped draftboard prototype…

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I can just see a lot of potential for some really great effects in the hands of someone who actually knows what they’re doing. :smile:


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