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    new litho yesterday . Not framed yet just holding up in front of light bulb . Just got to figure out how to do this well on wood
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    I'm just thinking outloud, have never tried this but....
    Take your litho file, save it as a stl, then take it into your favorite 3d program and carefully trace around the different parts like the hair, forehead, nose, lips, cheeks, ect and make each one a separate object and save them separately and call them up and assign differing Z heights and sculpt them to give them the right shapes. Hope i explained it correctly. Again not sure if this works...just thinking outloud
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    Jack very interesting thoughts and I welcome all thoughts and help I just need to get caught up gather my patience and dedicate a whole day or two and get this figured out this is the picture I'am supposed to use on the memorial plaque for our family members . This was just to inspire me . thanks Jeff
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    Hi Jeff,

    I'm not sure which software you are using, but here's what I did in Aspire.

    Here's the first one I tried, when I first got Aspire. I simply imported a bitmap, create component from bitmap, did a small bit of smoothing and sculpting, then generated the toolpaths.

    Not great, by any means, but might be a start.
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    Ron looks real good first attempt or not I like it. I'am still using PW 2.5.5 from 2008 I'am lagging way behind. Some day I hope to update. thanks Jeff
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    Well, as long as you ignore the subject matter!
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    Ron,
    Why did you use the picture of one of the Doobie brothers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myxpykalix View Post
    Ron,
    Why did you use the picture of one of the Doobie brothers?
    Jack - didn't think you'd recognize it after all these years!
    Ron Sloan

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