I have a repeating vector pattern I want to engrave onto a wooden dowel (45mm dia). I’ve got the rotary adaptor setup to apply the pattern over 360 degrees but I have a minor problem when setting the graphic to fit within the flat drawing so that the pattern appears seamless.
I achieved this by creating a rectangle for the area to be engraved and then scaled the pattern so that the 0 degree and 360 degree edges line up. I then used booleans to remove the unwanted part of the pattern. The problem I have is that the boolean operations create closed vectors at the edges where open vectors are required (for the seamless effect),
I can ungroup the pattern and then edit the edge vectors create matching open vectors on each side. Probably best to see the the attached images for a clear idea of what I’m trying to achieve.
What’s the best way to achieve this outcome? Maybe there is another solution… I did think of drawing a spline around the closed vectors but this won’t be a simple solution.
Early days with LightBurn for me. Looking really good now I have changed the M2 controller for a mini-gerbil.