Ok, so I tried to carve this for my Grandson but the results were terrible. 1st post is the picture I created. I thought that that the preview was ok, but as you will see by the 2nd attachment, the results left a lot to be desired.
Any insight on where I went wrong & what I should do to try to improve the results is appreciated.
LOL, well I am glad I was able to bring a little laughter into your day! I on the other had, was not seeing any humor in it last night. But ok, today is another day... Your picture looks so much better, what the heck did you do? I'll give this a shot tomorrow. Can't wait to see how it comes out.
Thats just a negative or some call it an invert anyway if you want it to do like the pictures that come with the machine so it doesn't have straight up and down sides it'll take a bit more work and its kinda complicated.
This will work too for now just so you cn see the difference. LOL
I wouldn't go over about .300 on the Z because the low spots get too low, if you want the details to really stand out you can put a dark stain on it like walnut I know it's really dark but when it drys real good and you go back and hand sand it the high spots turn white or the color of the wood and the low spots stay the dark color giving you a great contrast.
Also change your inch/mm setting for a sec. and make your scan step .4mm then set it back to inches. That will make your cut twice as fast with only a minor loss in quality, normally the sanding you do after you stain it will make up for any scruffiness that you might have from that setting.
Greg, thanks so much. Ok, I've got your picture, changed the setting to mm & set it on .4 MM & then changed it back. Set the Z to .218 and left the same bit, GVee_R 1/32". Taking it down to the shop and will give it a shot.
Will report back when done! (toes & fingers crossed.......)
I have never stained two tone, I just sand the stain off the high spots so the dark stain in the low spots stay there. There are videos on utube about doing this. I blew the picture up and found several spots that need fixing in the picture. That might be whats causing your line, does it do it on other pics or just this one?
Also do you have a photo program so you can work on pictures?
I called in a week or so ago for the disc with 500 images that Oliverman mentioned, and was told that while they are shipping the disc out with new machines they haven't decided to how to send them out to existing users. I asked to be put on a list, and while the gal took my info she said there was no list. Still waiting to hear if I'll get the disk or not.