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#1 Cuthahotha

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 05:42 PM

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.

 

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Thoughts?  Could this work?

 

Thanks,

Steve



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Posted January 11, 2017 - 06:27 PM

In my personal Opinion I say yes because it adds your speical touch to it so people will look at and say that is Steve's pattern however I do not do intarsia but I like the stain glass idea so I say go for it...


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#3 worbler

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:53 AM

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.



#4 Cuthahotha

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Thanks Worbler,

 

Is there something similar for intarsia?  I know I see a lot of gimp, photoshop, inkscape, etc.,



#5 worbler

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 10:51 PM

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. 



#6 Cuthahotha

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 11:23 PM

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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Posted January 15, 2017 - 05:13 AM

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

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#8 heppnerguy

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Posted January 17, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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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