We just posted CC 520 to: https://carbide3d.com/carbidecreate/download/
520 includes a big new feature for us, Image Tracing.
You should be able to load a JPG or PNG and get a reasonable set of curves from it very quickly.
A few caveats:
- Right now, it’s mono only so color images will be converted to black and white using the thresholds in the window.
- We’re not optimizing for very small images so some will work well, others won’t. We’d recommend images larger than 500px on a side if possible
- By default, the vectors are grouped to make it easier to move and scale them. Ungroup them if you don’t want this.
- Winston is going to knock out a video soon to show it off.
A huge benefit to having this built into CC rather than using a third-party vector design application is that we treat the output as just a bunch of vectors. They’re not grouped into shapes or whatever other native objects used by the other application. (Speaking from experience, this was always a PITA for someone with an engineer-brain rather than a design-brain)