Is it possible to draw the object to be cut with a red pencil and have the software cut based on the drawing?
Do you have a camera installed?
LightBurn did a great video of doing just that. Have a look…
LightBurn Camera Demo - YouTube
Oh nice. I have seen this feature in Makeblock Laserbox pro but it is for children and schools. I am happy to hear that’s also possible with Lightburn.
Alternatively, you could take a photo of the drawing, import the drawing into LightBurn, and use the Trace feature to create an outline that could be burned.
- do have to set object scale somehow.
- Can prepare image off line to the laser.
- use a cell phone to capture the image.
- need to buy a camera and interface it
- calibrate camera so the scale is correct
- Somewhat limited in where you place the object on the bed or it gets distorted
- tie up laser as you clean the image up.
- clean camera lens periodically (smoke)
I’m not sure I’d add a camera for this feature only. Maybe I missed some points?
I think you’ve added some points that don’t really exist.
You’ll find many more uses for the camera than just this one task, and if you’ve got that much smoke swirling around your laser … well … there’s another issue you may want to address.
Some will include a ruler in the capture for reference. When imported, you can then scale to match that of the real world within LightBurn.
Not understanding this question. Maybe rewording would help.
This will work, but you may get distortion from the phone camera lens, so that is worth checking your results.
To help in understanding, I suggest this section of our documentation is worth review: Using a Camera - LightBurn Software Documentation