Using Mac OS Monterey
What is the file format of an Illustrator clipping mask?
LightBurn has it’s own Mask tool and i’d have to try it to see if I can make the illustrator clipping mask file work.
Can you provide an example file? And is this used just to clip an image, or vectors as well?
I will get a file together. Seems I also remember .ai has a problem on import so I have been using .svg. It’s been awhile since I have done any design it’s just something that was bugging me. I’m more comfortable with illustrator. There’s always a work around. Last one I tried was a vector. Both would be nice
Ooo image and vector clipping would be neato-Toledo.
Vector would be harder, as we don’t have a feature for that. I could import the mask vectors and just assign them to a tool layer, and allow the user to use the Boolean or Cut Shapes tool with it, but it would be tricky to have it automatic since we don’t handle fill / stroke in AI files. The results might not be what you want.
This is just a square crop around the vector. After import it disappears
lol. It prints. Sorry I’l find a better example. Actually I think I converted it to bitmap before output. Vectors can be a real pain
Image clipping with a custom shape, and basic image cropping like in Illustrator (height/width adjustment) would be pretty cool and save me from hopping in PS/AI to handle those things. Vector clipping isn’t really a necessity for me personally.
Here’s an ai with an image mask.
turkey_imagemask.ai.txt (1.3 MB)
This is image in clip. No mask in Lightburn, .ai. Using svg the image needs to be embedded in order for proper export and import.
You uploaded a PNG of the masked file, not the actual SVG / AI file with the mask embedded.
I can’t upload the .svg. .ai is greyed out. It shows it processed but I don’t see anything.
Seems like a pretty too do about nothing. Granted line and fill aren’t covered but masks should be. Drawing tools are much better in illustrator let alone photoshop. I draw most of my masks in photoshop. Pen tool is better for some reason.
I still want to learn how to connect more than one Mac M1 to multiple lasers
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