My daughter in law's birthday is next week, and I wanted to make her a picture with the SO3 xxl.
I've never used this program (REACTOR V1.2, By Jason Dorie) before.
It's free and pretty awesome.
Just drop in a picture and it will grow dots and worms until you're satisfied.
Vectorize it, then mill inside the vectors.
There's a video here:
I wish I would've watched the video first. You can see he uses a 90 deg. v-bit.
I V-Carved it. Looks great, but took 4 HRS!! Plus the Z lost some steps, and didnt make the dots big enough. I had to start over! So 8 hrs. It did good the second time, tho. Whew.
He also made another free one called "Halftoner", you might want.
I think he deserves a hit on the donate button from me, cause I'll be using this a lot I think. If I can drastically speed things up, and I think I can.
I'll post new pics when it gets sanded. The first one is the computer simulation. The next to last one is just showing the new grid of threaded inserts (file provided by Will Adams) being used.