thanks Bob, i have a really bad curupt or damaged file on my w-7 computer and got a new w-10 for xmas i'm going to install ipicture on then to see if i can get this dang 1013 to work... incase your wondering why i'm not useing the new one yet is i know really nothing about switching over one to another so thats my sons job and he always busy but will now.
Be careful when transferring things from the old computer that you don't bring the corrupt files into the new one.
There was available for new purchasers of the 1013 a CD with grayscale images to carve, I have that CD but it only has images on it not I-Picture. Some are okay but there are several "oriental designs" that most do not have a use for.
Hi there Bob, i'm going to let my son do all that transfering... he's a true geek! well i've been messing around with this dang windows 10 puter and with help of general cnc i finally got the i picture 1.2 full verzion installed! well i now have 2 new problems... 1 is that after getting all the project size in opening up image file and got the picture in, i open g code it asked for file name so got that in, a box came up that said not compatible, so i re-tried and the box did not come up again... but the preview and convert box's are not clickable now ? thanks for any help on this one.....
well i have not had a chance to test it but, i was able to click the convert box and the top blue loading bar completed but the bottom one did nothing... however it did say ready on the bottom left side. i will find out tomorrow! thanks
no worky! i did everything, load pic, open gcode,size of project and it said please wait.. bottom left it says analying and its been that way for 10 min or so and preview/convert are not highlighted... so i'm doing something wrong. when i put the f-drive in the machine atleast there is no error. the machine let me skip the gcode part and went to manuel jog but it needs that dang gcode in there right, also the f-drive did not have the picture i loaded ? thanks
thanks Bob, yes the my i picture download shows all the things in your posted picture... i'm going to try your directions! one thing i may have been doing wrong is when the file box comes up i was putting in gcode, and tried mm and inches but will stick with inches... but the x box changes size when i put the z size in, the manuel says it will automatically change ? and only 2 times it let me do the preview witch is really cool and both time i clicked convert right after that. so i should install the fd after finishing the file name per your instructions or at the beginning ? one thing though is do i load my own picture then click greyscale ? and it will carve my pict but show the greyscale image. thanks for takeing the time to help!!!
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2017 21:43:05 GMT -8 by jgstang
My Windows 10 PC shows both Program Files and Program Files (x86) When I click on the OS (:C)
Yes you need to click to load an image file, A Gcode file is meant for the larger 1015 machine which uses both I-Picture and or Artcam (cad Program) to do carves.
As in the pic below, when you set a size in either the X or Y box I-Picture automatically selects the other box size. If your image you load is an exact square and you put in 10.0 inches for the size then the other box will auto set 10 inches for it's size when you click on it. The dimensions for your project are based on the proportions of the image you load. Anything about the proportions of the image have to be made when the image is made with whatever program you would use. The "Z" depth box is entirely up to you,..up to the max depth which is 1/4"
On the images, simply making an image, a grayscale image will not yield satisfactory results in a carve in most cases. The image needs edited to allow for some curvature of the edges of all the parts within the in the image. If you enlarge the image I put in the previous post you will see that at the edges of all the different parts in the image graduate from white (higher points) to dark (lower points). I-Picture does not do this for you.
Editing images for the machine is a whole new ball of wax and takes a bit of time to learn. Did you receive any pre-made images when you bought the Machine?