Workflow: How to create bowl - aak67/blendercam Wiki

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I have a piece of wood and want to add some cam operation on it, to create a small bowl. The problem is the non geometrical shape. We need the picture of the shape in Blender to create an object which can be milled later on.

This workflow shows, which steps are necessary


units mm, top orthographic view, ("import image as plane" addon is no longer necessary. You can just use new Blender feature to import images)

prepare object

prepare picture in Blender

create geometry

define shape

Alternative 1: 2.5D

we are more or less ready

Alternative 2: 3D

fine tune the geometry

calculate the cam paths

Alternative 1: 2.5D

Alternative 2: 3D