I am looking for a way to take manual sketching using a dark marker on lighter wood or paper, I would just like to route out the ‘dark parts’.
Initially I have thought of taking the Tormach software (an extension for Mach3) or a picture and process sit with LinuxCNC to generate a path.
But being able to use an X-CARVE with a camera mounted as a spindle, then be able to cut any marked up area with a spindle would be great!
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Use a scanner and save the file as a .jpg. Then convert the .jpg to a .svg. import the .svg into Easel and have at it.
So I am a little confused do you want to
digitize an image
convert a hand drawn sketch in toolpaths that the machine can cut?
let me know
I will give this a try. … Thanks.
when converting a hand drawn image to svg
I like to scan the image into the computer and then go over to a website called vectorization.org and convert it
make sure that you scan your image in at a decent dpi and the scanner bed is clean from dust
You can also just take a picture of it on your phone and then send it to vectorization.org. Bit easier if you don’t have a scanner.