Engraving laminates have a base material covered with a thin layer of a contrasting colour. As the material is engraved, the base colour is revealed, and the photographic image appears.
This is a special manufactured wooden board which has a different coloured top surface (like an engraving laminate). Just like engraving laminates this material is ideal for PhotoVCarving.
Photos can be V-Carved into wood quickly and easily. However, to make the image stand out, either the surface needs to be painted/stained prior to engraving, or the engraved areas need to be infilled with colour and then the top surface sanded to remove any excess.
Once engraved an etching chemical such as ‘Blacking Fluid’, black paint or enamel is applied to the surface. Wipe the surface clean and polish to finish the process.
Lithophanes are 3D photographs that when back lit transform into stunning 3D pictures with depth and detail that cannot be seen in a flat 2D photograph.
PhotoVCarve automatically converts a greyscale image into a 3D height map that can then be machined.
A Site Licence allows a school/college to install the software on any number of computers on the school site.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7.
Microsoft recommended minimum hardware specification advised.
In order to avoid software theft, the software is encrypted with the name of the licensed user, typically the name of a person, or the name of an individual establishment.
When ordering please state:
a) Name of licensed user/site (max 28 characters, including spaces).
b) Address for site licence if appropriate.