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Cuthahotha

Pattern Software

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Hi all.

 

I've been looking at how to create patterns.  As I look around it strikes me that making an intarsia pattern is very similar to making a stained glass pattern.  I use a software tool from Dragonfly Software ( Has anyone attempted to use this for pattern making.

 

One of the best features is that you can upload and scale an image to the size you want to make.  Then the software can try to find lines between colors.  The user can then correct, add, remove lines as needed.  Here's an example of a project I did that started with an image downloaded from the web.

 

Augusta13

 

Thoughts?  Could this work?

 

Thanks,

Steve

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Yep, three's no reason it wouldn't work. It would be up to you to choose the wood colour and do the shaping. Basically the program is for intarsia with glass.

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I'm not sure there is anything out there that can automate the process. I had a look and came across Connected Lines but it is not auto, you have to trace the lines yourself. That's pretty much all you can do with this one, load an image and trace it. I would think that most people would do the job manually anyway, either with a computer or freehand. 

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I think the free hand would be prefered.  With stained glass having some of the work done for me was helpful.  The peice pictured above had some 800 peices if I remember right.  Doing all of it freehand would have been as hard as building it.

 

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Steve

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Hi all.

 

I've been looking at how to create patterns.  As I look around it strikes me that making an intarsia pattern is very similar to making a stained glass pattern.  I use a software tool from Dragonfly Software ( Has anyone attempted to use this for pattern making.

 

One of the best features is that you can upload and scale an image to the size you want to make.  Then the software can try to find lines between colors.  The user can then correct, add, remove lines as needed.  Here's an example of a project I did that started with an image downloaded from the web.

 

 

 

Thoughts?  Could this work?

 

Thanks,

Steve

This is one nice project you've come up with!

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Inkscape is a good source for making  intarsia patterns as you can easily trace and correct your line drawings.. If you watch the Inkscape tutorial in the University forum, Travis steps you through this process. If you get stuck, you can leave a note and be assured that he will get back to you with an answer...check it out

 

 

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