2D & 2.5D Toolpath Tips and Tricks - User Group 2011

The topics covered below are a selection of examples designed to help get more from 2D & 2.5D toolpaths in VCarve Pro and Aspire.

The videos on this page have been recorded using Aspire 3.5 but where applicable the project files have been converted for use with VCarve Pro 6.5. The examples are labelled as to which software they are compatible with.

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View VCarve Clinic Video

VCarve Clinic - VCP 6.5 & Aspire 3.5 Compatible

Overview of VCarving and how to get good results along with an example showing how to edit vectors to change the finished product to make it easier to machine and finish.

(Video = 33 minutes, 42Mb) (Files = 17.5Mb)

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Banner - VCarve Pro 6.5 & Aspire 3.5 Compatible

How to create the effect of a 3D banner using 2D toolpaths.

(Video = 8 minutes, 8Mb) (Files = 168Kb)

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View Stepped Inlays Video

Stepped Inlays - VCP 6.5 & Aspire 3.5 Compatible

General overview of Inlay toolpath setup and how to create stepped inlays for push through letters.

(Video = 13.5 minutes, 12Mb) (Files = 224Kb)

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View Tiles - 3D Effect Video

Tiles - 3D Effect - VCP 6.5 & Aspire 3.5 Compatible

Works through a selection of ideas to show how 2D and 2.D toolpaths can be used to efficiently create 3D looking patterns.

(Video = 22 minutes, 24Mb) (Files = 2.5Mb)

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View Leaf Veins Video

Leaf - VCarved Veins - Aspire 3.5 Only

This example uses a combination of two different 3D models to create the effect of engraved veins on the leaf. One model is used for actual 3D finishing toolpaths and the other to project onto to create the veins.

(Video = 10.5 minutes, 12Mb) (Files = 7Mb)

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View Inlay Lettering Video

Adding Inlay Lettering - Aspire 3.5 Only

Horse Head sign example showing how toolpaths can be created to inlay round edged letters into the 3D sign.

(Video = 17.5 minutes, 17Mb) (Files = 45.5Mb)

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