Background Fabrication

Fabricating art on my desktop max ShopBot

The process I’m using to convert my drawings into toolpaths for the ShopBot are as follows:

  1. Draw my illustration in Procreate
  2. Export the drawing as a PNG
  3. Import the PNG to Adobe Illustrator
  4. Image trace to convert to vector points
  5. Clean up and reduce the number of points.
  6. Export vector art as a SVG
  7. Import SVG to VCarve
  8. Program CNC toolpaths with material thickness, endmills, feeds and speeds
  9. Save the toolpath as a SBP
  10. Run the SBP file on the ShopBot