Well, I tried mCodeGenerator in Blender 2.59.0 and I can't seem to find the script. Has anyone had luck with 2.5?
I'm trying to generate gcode from a mesh, but i only want to generate the horizontal edges for example. I developed the following work flow:
Create the desired mesh
Select the edges and edge loop
Separate edges from mesh (new object)
But the code is not correct because it doesn't take into account the tool diameter. i attached an image to explain.A crude work around is to scale along x, y.
I was getting this error: RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded in cmp
So i add this to the code: import sys sys.setrecursionlimit(5000)
you need to use "bake gcode" in 3d bake section.
- try to use triangles
- try to experiment with seb detect and sub pass
script is making that toolcompensation what you describe in images
look fb - ver 0.1.6 (serwer testowy) > tool size - detale
you need only set up object correct and bake by correct button.
if you will have more problems send me a blend file I will try to help you some how.
Hi!. Congratulation on this amazing script! What i was trying to do is sort of a hack in 2d/2.5d bake edges option.I just need the x or y direction edges. The script was not made to be used through the work flow i described.Thats why i separated the edges.This option would be great. Or a merge between 2d/2.5d and 3d.Just an idea.I will send you a blend file with an example
I'd absolutely love to see a version for 2.6
I know the API is different and documentation for it is obscure but the UI is so much better.
Have you considered starting a kickstarter project?
Many people are fond of using them for various CNC machines and such. If you have the spare time you could raise the funds to hopefully justify your time spent on porting to 2.5 with some extra features.
I hope new version for blender 2.5 too!
+1 for a Blender 2.6 version. Is possible to make a 5axis version of the script? How hard will be? Already is a free 5 axis solution but unfortunately is only for Gmax (windows, proprietary software) http://www.cnc-toolkit.com/
Last edited by winner; 04-03-2012 at 08:48 AM.
If you export from blender in .stl and using heeeksCNC for generating the code, is a good point for start.
If someone need CAD/CAM CNC software, i have tryed HeeksCAD/CNC, for beginner is very good.
I have maked a Ubuntu release that contains EMC2, HeeksCAD/CNC, gCam, PyCam, Blender, Eagle, Meshlab.
All in one distribution ready to go, live CD, and installer ubuntu linux.
Is on my site: http://hitechfree.com/easycnc.iso
I hope can help.