Part 9 – Using The Distort Tool with 3D Models

This article accompanies the ninth video in a series on my YouTube channel. If you’re not subscribed to my channel, here’s a link. Come on by and check it out. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

In the video, I’ll demonstrate using the Distort tool to modify 3D models in 2 different ways.

This is the final installment (for now) of my mini-series on using the Distort Tool in Vectric software. Although the previous videos in this series were compatible with VCarve and Aspire, this final video is applicable only to Aspire. The ability to distort a 3D model is not available in any version of VCarve. In the video, I’ll show you how I used the Distort tool to distort a 3D model above a single curve. I’ll then show you how to distort a different model within a bounding box.

FOR THE ABSOLUTE CNC BEGINNER

Don’t stress over any of this. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You CAN learn this. You CAN do this. It’s not always super easy, but it’s never really super difficult, either. Just like anything else you want to do, there is no replacement for experience – and the only way to get that experience is to practice. Get into your CAD/CAM software, and learn it. Draw in it. Calculate toolpaths. Generate g-code. You don’t’ have to cut anything with it – it’s more important that you learn how to use the software than it is to start making chips.

That’s enough out of me. Below is a link to the 9th video in the series that’s geared toward the absolute Aspire software beginner.

I use Aspire version 10.019 in this video, but all of the information in the video applies to all versions of the Aspire software that include the Distort Objects tool.

As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to comment! If you don’t wish to make a public comment, click this Contact Us link, and submit it to me privately. I read ALL of the messages I get through my website, and I answer as many as humanly possible – unless you’re a spambot. Spambots get blocked – so there.

Remember, beginners – relax, take your time, and enjoy the process. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You can do this. I’m living proof.

SUMMING UP

This is not an endorsement, paid or otherwise, of VCarve Pro, Vectric Ltd, or any other software or company. It’s just a demonstration of how I work. For more information on, or to download a free trial of VCarve Pro, visit the Vectric website at:

http://www.vectric.com/

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Until next time, take care and have fun!

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