I’ve been trying to do some 2.5D carving, they’ve turned out really well, but they take a really long time to do. Currently working on a 18"x6" sign with a rope border and even with hogging out the main material with a 1/4" EM, the 1/8" BN finishing carve is calculated to almost 5 hours long. Does anybody have any good tips to pass along for this kind of operation? Calculating the optimum step-over, using a larger BN, that sort of thing?
Also, does anybody have a good source for 2.5D models? Particularly looking for a nice fairy to make a jewelry box for a little girl. The one in the Aspire clipart is creepy looking lol