My Brother in law asked me to make an ornament of the Big Island of Hawaii. I have not ventured into this type of work as most of my stuff had been pretty basic shapes.
I have read that I need an DXF or SVG file for that. I googled to see if there were any out there. All I found were files of the entire island chain on places like Etsy. Will these work? it looks like most of them are designed to work for Vinyl or T-shirt type projects.
Thanks for the links Will! If I download the image will I be able to isolate the one island or will I have to cut the whole chain? With the STL looks like a 3D rendering I don’t have any Ball end mills as of yet. Would that still work as a 2D shape?
Open your image in Inkscape – SELECT IT!
Click Path – Trace Bitmap – this will open a Trace Bitmap window
Click ‘Update’ to be sure image looks OK – then click OK and close window
Be sure your new image is SELECTED – click File – Save As - Choose type as Plain SVG – hit Save
You will now have an SVG file that “should” open just fine in Carbide Create
You can just click on Hawaii image and “Save Image As” it is already an svg.
When you import it into Carbide Create the image may be bigger than you want. Draw a box the size you want the image to be and use the sizing tool to make it smaller or bigger. When you get the image the size you want just delete the box.