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Offline stacie0866

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Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« on: March 14, 2011, 04:06:05 PM »
Hi all. This is a great forum. I want to buy a Silhouette SD because I want to create custom rhinestone templates.  I have watched a Youtube video explaining how to do that using inkscape and have successfully done that.  I need to know what I need to make inkscape talk to the silhouette...?? Is there a plugin/extension or is it explained in a matter of steps somewhere? I've browsed around here, but haven't found it.  Of course you are all way ahead of me, so I need to know where to start.

Also of importance, is that I run Linux, and I think this would open up the world of cutting to the Linux community and I can help promote that.  

I made a handmade product at www.camerastrapcovers.com, and I want to offer rhinestone personalization.  I don't want to charge $30-$50 to have someone else make the template.  If you are interested in learning the above mentioned tutorial, goto Youtube and search Black Cat rhinestone template and it's all explained there, though they use an older version of inkscape. Sorry to be so wordy. Very excited to find you here! :D
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 06:53:23 PM »
Hello and welcome, Glad to have you here
I am not sure but I think you want to use Interpolate for the rhinestones
Yup I found the tutorial
http://http://cuttingtime.blogspot.com/search/label/Inkscape%20-%20%20Fun%20Projects
It is on the lower part of the page
Good Luck Give A HOLLER if you need more help
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 07:14:03 PM »
Hi Stacie and welcome. Angela is the Silhouette / Inkscape expert and can help you out. Have you seen the post showing the steps to cut from Inkscape? Link here to the post http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=67.0
I can't watch You Tube at the moment due to slow internet but I do know the video you are talking about as I watched it when it was first posted. I made a new video yesterday showing another way to create rhinestone designs and it needs less manual work after creating. It is fast and easy. I just need to cull a 30 minute video down to 10, lol (yep, I talk to much) and then find somewhere with a fast internet connection to upload.
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 07:16:19 PM »
Quote from: "Butterfly"
Hello and welcome, Glad to have you here
I am not sure but I think you want to use Interpolate for the rhinestones
Yup I found the tutorial
http://http://cuttingtime.blogspot.com/search/label/Inkscape%20-%20%20Fun%20Projects
It is on the lower part of the page
Good Luck Give A HOLLER if you need more help

Hi Darcy, I wouldn't recommend that video anymore as I have found an easier way. It is faster and less prone to errors. The circles stay perfectly formed and it will work on a whole word not one item at a time. I just have to edit the video as I talk and add way to much information.
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 07:23:28 PM »
Wow, great!  this is the video I watched and it came out ok.... , not great, needed some editing, but ok.  I am looking forward to YOUR video.  Please let me know when it is available.

My first question is:

-->can I cut directly from inkscape using your tutorial, or do I need any special drivers, plugin's, or anything else once I have the silhouette machine?

Thanks for the warm welcome. Looking forward to learning a lot and hopefully furthering the "cause."
Cheers,
Stacie
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 07:35:19 PM »
Hi Stacie, Did you mean the tutorial to cut form Inkscape to the Silhouette? The tutorial uses RoboMaster (free to download) for the cutting part but I know Silhouette have a new software program out at the moment. I don't know which program you have.

I am new to Silhouette and have to learn this myself. Angela will be able to help when she comes online as she owns a Silhouette and cuts directly from Inkscape. There are a few other members who also cut using Inkscape with the Silhouette.

Watch out with rhinestone designs. I am finding they are addictive and have made quiet a few this week.  All I need now is something to put them on. I look forward to seeing your glamour camera straps.
Carolyn
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Re: Newbie - just getting started... where do I start
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 11:46:51 AM »
Hi Stacie

There was a lady who had a Robo Lite and had downloaded the Silhouette Studio software, but wasn't able to cut from Inkscape; and we discovered that she would need to download the drivers for the Robomaster software which she got from this link http://www.craftrobostore.com/craftrobodownloads.html hopefully this will mean that you see the Graphtec Craft Robo show up in your Printer listing when you send a file to cut from Inkscape.
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