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robertch

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my first project
« on: January 21, 2017, 03:28:54 AM »
Did this up for a friend who is feeling pretty down at the moment in hopes it might cheer her up a little

it is a bit rough in spots but am happy with it as a first attempt at a larger piece it is 300mm by 180mm

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Re: my first project
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 04:13:10 AM »
It looks like you got nice crisp lines, well done.

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Re: my first project
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 04:57:44 AM »
It looks like you got nice crisp lines, well done.

yeah it is getting there but that bloody minion is very hard to get the detail i want have tried lots and the picture just doesn't want to play the game

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Re: my first project
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 07:40:10 AM »
Have you tried Velocity mode or Dithered?

Velocity mode needs the rapid feed rate set to white and the feed rate to black. The bonus is it's actually faster than grey scale mode which keeps feed rate constant.

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Re: my first project
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 04:46:39 PM »
Have you tried Velocity mode or Dithered?

Velocity mode needs the rapid feed rate set to white and the feed rate to black. The bonus is it's actually faster than grey scale mode which keeps feed rate constant.

haha Velocity Mode what is that i dont think i have fond that yet ?

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Re: my first project
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 06:07:20 PM »
It keeps the laser power static and uses the feed rate to change the "burn".

It's a little more tricky to setup but once you get the basics it produces great results, even with non-TTL lasers.

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Re: my first project
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 06:26:13 PM »
Be sure to set a high and low speed using a right click on the speed button
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Re: my first project
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 06:34:21 PM »
Be sure to set a high and low speed using a right click on the speed button

so i found Velocity mode under mode but where do i set the settings for it or is it just on or off ?

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Re: my first project
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 08:35:05 PM »
For settings. Select greyscale.  Then set two speeds.  One left click speed and one right click.  Then run a test burn.  if you dont like it try a bigger range for your speed.  Start with like 1000 and 2000.  See what that does for you.
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Re: my first project
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 04:36:06 AM »
What may not be clear from nottingham82's post is you are using the feed rate icon (running man) to set the 2 speeds.

The feed rate (left click on the running man) sets the speed for black and the rapid feed (right click on the running man icon) sets the speed for white, the range between them is your greyscale.

The laser only switches on or off, it's the varying speed that changes the burn.

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Re: my first project
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 05:01:58 AM »
What may not be clear from nottingham82's post is you are using the feed rate icon (running man) to set the 2 speeds.

The feed rate (left click on the running man) sets the speed for black and the rapid feed (right click on the running man icon) sets the speed for white, the range between them is your greyscale.

The laser only switches on or off, it's the varying speed that changes the burn.

Thank you that makes more sense

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Re: my first project
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 05:54:59 AM »
I added some "samples" in the help menu, the greyscale image is a good way to test it.