We’re excited to announce a brand-new Easel Pro feature today: raster toolpaths!
Easel Pro users can get a cleaner finish and better-looking carve by using raster toolpaths to carve wood. The raster toolpath cut setting changes how the bit moves across your material when carving filled shapes in your project.
As a default, Easel uses the “offset” strategy: the bit typically starts in the center of a filled area and gradually work its way to the edges, following the contours of your design. By contrast, with the raster approach, the bit’s toolpath moves back and forth in a linear direction.
The main advantage of raster toolpaths comes when carving wood. Because the bit moves linearly in parallel lines, using raster can help you follow the direction of the wood grain. By carving with the wood grain, you will see a much cleaner finish on the resulting carve.
Want to learn more about how to use this new Easel Pro feature? Check out this helpful step-by-step tutorial and use raster toolpaths on your next project!