Thread: photvcarve finishing techniques
What program exactly do you use?
The way you have done it, its very difficult to say. I would say do it again.
The way you have done it its a kind of mixture between 3d and Vcarving.
If it was pure 3d like:
You would need just to fine sand it.
If it was pure V carve like:
then clean with plastic brush and sand it
Both could be sealed linseed oil, tung oil or polyurethane or epoxy.
Now i don't want to discourage you but as i am a sincere one, just do it again. I think it could be done better. My advice is:
-don't be in a hurry and pre visualise it better in software
-do a test small pieces until you are happy, then the big piece.
-search similar stuff and see how others do it/ Vectric forum/
-its and art, so there will be mistakes at first
-V carve is mainly for 3d lithophanes that are backlit, so it takes even more to do it properly the way you intended to do it.
-that above is the only good result i found in Google search, so that should be your starting point to compare what you are doing
-In a imaginary business, if you are not ready to pay money for your final result, then its still not good enough
Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 10-10-2016 at 02:40 PM.
If that's the effect you want, it's fine! It's not a lithophane but it does give quite a good 3D effect. However, the finish you are getting from the tool really isn't very good and I think that you need to look at the tool you are using, speeds/feeds, stepover, etc. Can you say a bit more about the machine you are using and the settings, and maybe you will get some suggestions on how to improve finish? At the moment, you will need a lot of hand-finishing before you can think of what varnish/oil/wax would work best.
moring all, im using vectrics photo vcarve, tool is a 0.75mm ball nose, max carving depth 2mm, 50 percent line spacing, feed 30 inches min
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