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Offline RUSTY

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« 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.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #5 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.   
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 17:32:30 pm »
Pretty much all hardwoods, because this type of wood have tight grain suitable for 3D work.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #7 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.
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