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    CNC to Art Video 10 - Mach 3 G-Code Verify - CNC Artwork - CNC P 06:38

    CNC to Art Video 10 - Mach 3 G-Code Verify - CNC Artwork - CNC P

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 5,991 views

    CNC to Art Video Series Video 10: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com Before we head out to the shop and begin CNC Plasma Cutting, we will check out our G-Code program in Mach 3. This will give us some confidence when running our CNC Program. Mach 3 is a great CNC Control Program. It takes our G-Code and converts it into Signal for the CNC Controller. The CNC Controller then sends the signals out to either Servo Motors or Stepper Motors. These motors then move the axis to create motion.

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    CNC to Art Video 8 - Rhino 3D Resize - CNC Artwork - CNC Plasma 07:21

    CNC to Art Video 8 - Rhino 3D Resize - CNC Artwork - CNC Plasma

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 1,323 views

    CNC to Art Video Series Video 8: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com We take our image and go over to our CAD Software Program. I happen to use Rhino 3D, so that is what we will use for this CNC Video. Inside of Rhino 3D, we make a rectangle of our stock. Next, we place the image inside of this rectangle. Finally we resize the CNC Image so it fits properly inside of our stock rectangle. Rhino has some other great tools, like a line simplification tool. We use that to simplify the image and cut down on the size of our G-Code File later. At the end of the CNC Video, we export our resized image as a DXF File. Again we choose one of the oldest file formats available. Mainly because it will work with many different CAD Software Packages.

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    CNC to Art Video 7 - Finalize and Export - CNC Artwork - CNC Pla 06:03

    CNC to Art Video 7 - Finalize and Export - CNC Artwork - CNC Pla

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 689 views

    CNC to Art Video Series Video 7: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com We have converted our image and now it is time to clean it up and export it out. First we take a look at the image for defects. We find a few and use the Illustrator weld tool to get rid of them. Next we export the image out as a dxf file. DXF Files are common currency between CAD Programs. When we export, we go with the oldest type of DXF File available. I do it that way because I find it makes a simpler file that virtually any CAD Program can open and use. Next we go into our CAD Program to resize our file to the proper dimensions.

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    CNC to Art Video 6 - Live Trace - CNC Artwork - CNC Plasma Art - 04:02

    CNC to Art Video 6 - Live Trace - CNC Artwork - CNC Plasma Art -

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 2,220 views

    CNC to Art Video Series Video 6: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com Here we go over Adobe Illustrator Live Trace. Live Trace is a tool that quickly and easily converts our Raster Image to a Vector Image. For CNC Art, we need Vector Images. We also go over a number of different presets that are available in Live Trace. Most of these we don't use, but they are available for other projects. Converting images to CNC is hard. Live Trace makes that conversion very easy.

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    Art to CNC Video 4 - Photoshop 101 - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma 06:22

    Art to CNC Video 4 - Photoshop 101 - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 1,405 views

    Art to CNC Video Series Video 4: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com Here we go over Adobe Photoshop basics. We use Photoshop to process Raster Images. We can resize, change the color, paint on the image, etc. These functions can also be performed by other Software Packages as well.

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    Art to CNC Video 5 - Make A Stencil - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma 07:15

    Art to CNC Video 5 - Make A Stencil - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma

    by arttocnc (3/19/08) 1,742 views

    Art to CNC Video Series Video 5: This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com Here we are in Photoshop making a stencil of our CNC Image. We go through a number of different steps to simplify our Raster Image. We are really turning it into a logo of sorts. We want to simplify it, but keep enough detail so others will know what it is.

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    Art to CNC Video 2 - Images! - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma - CNC 08:03

    Art to CNC Video 2 - Images! - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma - CNC

    by arttocnc (3/18/08) 1,379 views

    Art to CNC Video Series Video 2 This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com In this video, we go over Images. There are a number of different things we need to know about images before we begin converting them into CNC Files. There are really two different types of images. Raster and Vector images. Raster images are made with Pixels and Vector images are drawn using math equations. We are interested in Vector art when we use images for CNC. This video talk about how to select images for CNC and some places you can get them from.

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    Art to CNC Video 1 - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma - CNC Basics - C 04:52

    Art to CNC Video 1 - CNC Tutorials - CNC Plasma - CNC Basics - C

    by arttocnc (3/18/08) 629 views

    Art to CNC Video Series Video 1 This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop. For more information, please go to: http://www.cncinformation.com In this video, we go over the Overall CNC Project and talk about what we are going to do. We discuss the CNC Software we will use and in what order. Before you begin a project, it is best to review the overall process.