Support => Related Softwares => Topic started by: RUSTY on May 21, 2021, 09:18:07 am

Title: Conversion
Post by: RUSTY on May 21, 2021, 09:18:07 am
Is there a way of converting Volumax 6 Landscape output to Cnc Stl files. Maybe using other programmes  in between.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: EddyCurrent on May 21, 2021, 10:40:19 am
As far as I can see the Volumax software creates animations which would not be suitable for conversion to stl files.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: Bob La Londe on May 21, 2021, 15:46:09 pm
Blender started life as animation software, but there are plenty of people who use it to generate 3D models.  I never was able to figure out how to use Blender effectively, but I thought I would mention that being animation software doesn't necessarily mean it can't be used for 3D modeling.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: pixelmaker on May 21, 2021, 16:09:04 pm
First of all, VoluMax does not create 3D files.
Where there is nothing, you cannot convert anything.
But VoluMax is able to create a depthmap (
From a photo and the depthmap you can create a composite in a photo editing software (Photoshop, Gimp).
From it CamBam can create a 3D relief via -> Menu -> Draw -> 3D Surface -> From Bitmap. This can then be milled in 3 dimensions.
This object can be extracted from the CamBam file with the STL Extractor.
I don't want to decide if this is the right way to do it. You can draw a depthmap after every photo, you just need practice in photo editing and no extra software like VoluMax.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: RUSTY on May 22, 2021, 08:59:42 am
Thanks all for input, I was thinking outside the box so to speak. I was wondering if I could screen save but will investigate further.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: RUSTY on June 02, 2021, 15:36:17 pm
Two solutions came to light, one send your picture to 2d-3d studio they do an excellent job. The other Ransen software picture to STL, then use Blender to manipulate the final Bas. One question if I may what wood is suitable for carving with a 2mm. round cutter.  Thanks for replies.   
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: Bubba on June 02, 2021, 17:32:30 pm
Pretty much all hardwoods, because this type of wood have tight grain suitable for 3D work.
Title: Re: Conversion
Post by: RUSTY on July 30, 2021, 18:10:21 pm
Thanks Bubba,
                   Normally one would varnish an engraving but for a special purpose I had an artist paint the scene. Comparing the two I know which I prefer. Perhaps a new trend for Cambam.