Creating toolpaths for a 3D rhino model

Hey everyone, just placed an order for the shapeoko XL. I am working on creating toolpaths for a guitar neck, and am stuck on how to create the back carve. I’ve made toolpaths for simple cuts in VCarve before, but nothing like this. I have created my 3D model, but I am not sure how to create the toolpathing. Is there a resource somebody could point me to for how to get the file ready in carbide create?

https://imgur.com/M09h6yq - Here’s what it looks like.

Rhino is a 3D CAD program.

Carbide Create is a 2.5D CAD/CAM program.

You will need a 3D CAM program such as MeshCAM: http://www.grzsoftware.com/ which will accept the files which Rhino outputs.

I use Rhino , I do my 3D model and STL extension , later Mesh Cam , because whit RhinoCam no have the Shapeoko post processor , or I don’t Know if need that . I don’t have this experience .
In the future , to day is only study . Is not easy . To do best machining 3D objets .

To use RhinoCAM it should just be necessary to install the appropriate post-processor from:

https://mecsoft.com/PostProcessors/MILL/

There’s one for our machines: https://mecsoft.com/PostProcessors/MILL/Carbide3D-GRBL-MM.spm — if it has Nomad-specific support use https://mecsoft.com/PostProcessors/MILL/GRBL-MM.spm

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