if the stock you are using has a white background and you will be painting the lines/dots black, set it that way in halftone or you will be making a negative image which doesn't always look good.
So you should have done the second one.
No one has posted this problem, but ...I am using 500mm XCarve with GRBL 0.9j and carved a "dots" picture that went nicely until Microsoft decided it was time to update Windows, so the bottom corner is missing. I tried a "lines" version of the same image, but GRBL threw an error 24 right at the start, and the machine went off into space. Some poking around found that GRBL doesn't like the "G49 G80" commands in the initialization of the file; removing those two commands solved the problem. Also if you're using a DeWalt, edit the "S30000" to read "S12000" or your spindle start may be ignored.Many Thanks to Jason Dorie for a fabulous program!
thanks why I use dedicated computers for the cnc machines that are not connected to the internet and have all the update settings turned off the only thing the computer should be doing is running the machine nothing else
Shouldn't have started a job on Tuesday (Windows update day) so my bad.
If you look at the two pictures you posted, the software is showing you what the surface color of your material is on the border of the image. In the top picture, the border is black, showing that the program is configured to make light cuts in dark material. If you click the invert button, you get the bottom image, showing you dark cuts in light surfaced material.
whats your $112?
mine was 500 (19.6 IPM) default. I switched it to 1800 (about 70ipm)
I don't know what that means lol?
$112 in GRBL is the max Z travel speed
Oh yeah my machine has gecko drives and stuff not running feel on that
But yeah I might have to look at it in mach3
This is cool software, thanks for posting about it. I went a little different direction and tried some white corian. My first cut went well, I am happy with it but will try some fine tuning.
Very nice! Can you please share your settings?
Thanks Phil, I used what I think are pretty much the default settings. I have the safe Z, even though it is somewhat irrelevant for the lines, at 0.125, 50 IPM, tool angle 60, Feed 50. Imperial settings.
You have a loose belt in either X or Y, or possibly a loose set-screw on one of your X/Y steppers - That's why the lines are coming out clustered together in pairs like that. (look up backlash)
My guess is the X-axis stepper set screw - that would explain the little vertical "tail" on the ends of cuts: your Y axis starts moving before the X does, which implies slop on the X.
Exciting stuff being done here! I am downloading Halftoner too @JasonDorie Your "reactor" software looks quite cool too. Is there a way to have a combination of the two (that the cutting lines be reaction lines)?
oh, never mind, I just saw the video that explains just that
I've posted this to the Projects topic, but I figure you guys are probably the most interested: https://discuss.inventables.com/t/updated-version-of-halftoner-posted-v1-6/29002/1
I have gotten the image in HalfToner (really cool software, great job). I went to the toolpath tab and exported the g-code (it created a .txt file). What is the next step in the process? How do pull the .txt g-code file into easel? Do I use the universal g-code sender? I downloaded it, but I am not sure how to get it to work. Any direction would be appreciated.
Download ugs....connect machine to computer, use baud 115250 I ant to say the number is where u connect the machine in ugs and hit connect or open. I forgot what it says exactly. But I'm sure u get it lol.Then go to the file tab and open ur file.U can click on visualize to make sure it looks right and that it's the right size etc.Make sure u set the zero home position!Send button to start the cutting.That's a basic quick how to.If u need more specific. Please say so!