Vectric Photo engrave...www.vectric.com (trial)
Where can i find a free, cheap or trail software for picture engraving? I am not sure if the is the right term. I am going to buy Mach 3 and I would like a way to take a photo and create a 3d wood carving.
CAD to Mill DXF Conversion to gcodes for the low price of $25.00.
(I havn't tried this yet, looks good for dxf files)
Free DXF Files - myDXF.blogspot.com
I tried cad2gcode before I bought Vectric. cad2gcode was not as good as Vectric was at converting a photo to the vectors that actually drive your machine. Complex photo detail has much better resolution in Vectric also. I think cad2gcode is certainly worth a try to get your feet wet. Ultimately I think you will like Vectric software better when you see the wood creations actually coming off your machine.
doesn t get any cheaper than this at 20 bucks for the tutorial and all the software is free , the next best thing to produce as high quality pictures would be artcam at however many thousands of bucks that is ,
i feel the freeware still rides higher quality reliefs than artcam
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I have the trial version of lazycam but can not figure how to get it to work. I imported a picture and nothing happened. I did not see any helpful info in the help so I thought it did not support it. Does anyone know how to use it?
Lazy Cam does NOT convert photos into a machinable cad file like Vectric does. Belive me Vectric is the way to go if you want to go from a photo to a CNC program fast. Lazy Cam will however create a tool path if you already have a cad format file like a DXF.
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