How would you say it compares to the 3D/relief functionality and training materials in CC?
After some less-than-satisfactory 3D results I’m somewhat frustrated with CC in both of those areas, which has led to a mental blockage in trying to get it figured out. I like the CC/CM combo, but with my Pro subscription seemingly up it’s a good time to look around probably.
There’s a couple of different people that do great videos for Carveco Maker including the 3d relief. I haven’t personally messed with it too much but seems easy to follow the in depth videos. I did try CC pro and found the same as you, not enough tutorials for me.
You are correct, one of the founders of Carveco actually got on the Onefinity site and gave lots of good background information, including that the people that started Carveco and Vectric all used to work together and seem to get along.
I am just using Carveco Maker, not the full blown Carveco. I am interested in what other programs you are referring to for simpler projects. I would like to get into some reliefs eventually, but most of my projects are fairly simple right now.
It feels like the programs like Vcarve (and assumedly Carveco) offers the user more flexibility when it comes to 3D machining and CAM. I do wish CCreate had more tool operation options like adaptive clearing or being able to choose raster patterns for pocketing operations.
One thing I’m familiar with in Vcarve but unsure about in CC is if there’s a way to lay a vector down on a 3d shape, like this.