Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

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Cantrade
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Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

Post by Cantrade » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:06 am

I want to bring 5 bitmap images into Inkscape and export a .svg file with all five for use by Carbide Create. So far, I can arrange the images in Inkscape and perform the export but when I open in Carbide Create some images are missing and only a couple show up. Is this possible to do? Otherwise, how do I put more than one image into Carbide create?

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Re: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

Post by WillAdams » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:11 pm

Carbide Create cannot import pixel images in an SVG, they can only be brought in (one at a time) onto a background layer for tracing.

Redraw all of the pixel images before saving as an SVG.

If you wish to use pixel images, use a tool intended for them such as F-Engrave or MeshCAM:

https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/CAM#Images
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Re: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

Post by madhatter » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Like Will said, you have to convert the images.

EDIT to make it a bit more clear:

To convert them to vectors in InkScape, import the images into InkScape. The higher the resolution, the better the vector.

To import, use the menu command:

File
=> Impor
t

Select the first image and then use the menu command:

Path
=>Trace Bitmap

From there, you can adjust the settings to get the image vector how you want it to look. You can google how to effectively use the command to get the most out of your images.

Do that for each successive image until all of them are vectors.

Then you delete the original image and now you have the vectorized facsimile of the original bitmap.
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Re: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

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Re: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

Post by Cantrade » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:43 am

Thanks Madhatter,

It works. I was leaving out the "object to path" step since I was trying to do it by grouping all of my images together. I have a file now that I should be able to input to Carbide Motion. I will try it on the cnc tomorrow.

Thanks to all who responded.

Don

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