Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Dec 1, 2013 15:54:04 GMT -9
Just an FYI - the image merged into the cutfile didn't seem lined up all that well with the cutlines. I nudged it down, and will be cutting them soon to see how it all looks. There are some spots where the cutlines cut out circles rather than following the contour of the figure:
That sort of thing could have been one continuous cut around the legs. Don't take it as too much of a criticism - I'm a bit OCD about these things, and it's not like there's a right and wrong.
Ok. I'll wait until the robocutter is done before posting this... ... ...
Bah! The cutter didn't do that right... ugh. Maybe it's because it was too dark in the room and the reg marks didn't get read correctly. Trying again.
wisdomknight - are you drawing these by hand? How are you exporting the bitmaps for tracing?
I do both.
I trace and edit and or draw some in by hand. Black and white images work best.
Not using the trace feature works bestest best. For me at least.
I draw straight polylines around the top half of each mini after creating the horizontal score line. Then, I edit the points and make most of em smooth curves (it's often easier for me to do this than it is to lay down curves... I think Studio is better about it now, but it's a habit I've come to know and love...)
Once the top is outlined, I copy it, paste it, align it with the top half, and then I zoom all the way in as far as it will go on the score line. I do this so I can nudge the shape until one of the selection box lines is lined up with the score line. I count how many times I nudge it until it's lined up. Then, I flip it vertically, slide it down until the selection box lines up with the score line, then I nudge it the right number of times in the opposite direction. Then, I select the top and bottom, make it a compound shape, edit the shape, connect the two halves and remove the middle points on the sides.
Phew! That's what I do.
But, again, it's not that one way is right or wrong - it's about getting the pieces cut, right? I'm just sharing in case others want to tinker with workflow. I used to trace, but I spent a lot more time cleaning up the trace, making the template image to trace, etc. and the resulting cutlines were still more complicated than they needed to be. But, maybe my workflow in THAT direction was flawed!
wisdomknight - I've got my first page of Deep Ones edged, and I look forward to page 2 -- that's what's important!
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