This lesson covers the setup of a project for carving. This includes: loading the project from the LCD menu, preparing the carving material, setting up the project, and how to install and change bits.
Enlarging a design to carve as multiple pieces. Sometimes referred to as the “Tiling Technique”
Culmination of software basics. Using what we’ve learned to make a detailed design.
Short explainer tutorials on how to use the invert tool, create appliques (carving a cutout), and setting up 2 sided carvings.
Tutorials explaining the use of the Select Surface Tool and the Merge Styles. Other resources for learning more on these topics. Chapter 3 of Learning Guide – Dynamic Surfacing Group & Merge Features in Designer
Creating a “carve through” project for piercing all the way through a board.
Creating a jig for carving lithophanes.
Importing a photograph to make a lithophane.
Importing graphic images such as logos and simple clipart.
Explanation of basic drawing tools and the application of vector bits to drawn paths, including the 2 vector text styles, outline and centerline.