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  1. #11
    You can also use the open source free software Inkscape to trace an image and output to dxf.
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  2. #12
    Agree with Geoffrey if you can half the finished horse then with a digitising probe you could create a point cloud and mesh together for the finished horse why bother with templates at all.? Then just let the CNC machine do the work.

    Even if half is too much Z height for probing or cutting you could slice into managable sizes and probe the edges then piece together very easy.

    Can you show a picture of the Templates your talking about.!

  3. #13
    Ive used an xbox 360 kinect camera to scan 3d objects with good results then used slicer ( i think its called to slice it into pieces to carve

  4. #14
    Hadn't thought of that I guess I'd better checking out the options
    Tim G-C

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  5. #15
    To keep Z to something sensible I was thinking maybe a fat central spine that would look like a side view of a horse, then add the cnc'd side blocks to it. That way you could do the neck and head in a similar way.
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  6. #16
    You can use Draftsight CAD program (free) to import a jpg as a reference and then on a different layer trace the part. No need to export as a dxf as it's already one so just save...
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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  8. #17
    Cheers Guys for loads of ideas on solving my problem. Jazz there's a pic on my Build log of the templates and finished Horse ...
    Tim G-C

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    (attrib. Voltaire but written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall "The Friends of Voltaire" 1906)

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