I want to take a photo and carve it in xcarve. is there an easy way for idiots, mind i did build it on my own and it works piet b
PhotoVcarve from Vectric is a pretty simple solution.
Yes, it is. But you need to view the tutorials and read as much as you can on the Vectric PhotoVCarve forum. There are a lot of ways to mess up a carving and a few ways to get it right. When you get it right, it can look great.
Our PicEngrave Pro 5 is another option.
Free and opensource options here: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/CAM#2.5D