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    Default Where can you find grayscale images to use with a cnc machine

    I bought a cnc machine a few months ago, since that I've been searching the web to try to find grayscale images that I can download and use with my cnc machine, what I've found is that theres very little available, does anyone here know of any websites where these images can be downloaded. Thanks

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    Presuming you don't actually want to convert colour images to greyscale and then vectorise the result and would rather have a file that can be opened in a cad package...

    Vector Art 3D, Inc. - Dimensional Clip Art for CNC Routing and Engraving
    Wood Router Cnc vector - Download 522 Vectors (Page 1)
    Wood Router Cnc Clip Art Download 485 clip arts (Page 1) - ClipartLogo.com
    603 Free DXF Files | mydxf.blogspot.com
    Free DXF | Free Cut Ready DXF Artwork Files
    Free cnc router files g-codes stl 3d 2d

    Some of those sites have some good stuff, and others have the vector equivalent of the 'three wolf moon' tee-shirt; ok, so a huge quantity of it is 'three wolf moon' stuff.

    However, if you do want to go the full picture-vector-cad file approach, just do a google for 'stock photos'; there's thousands upon thousands of stock image sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnc sign maker View Post
    I bought a cnc machine a few months ago, since that I've been searching the web to try to find grayscale images that I can download and use with my cnc machine, what I've found is that theres very little available, does anyone here know of any websites where these images can be downloaded. Thanks
    Are you looking for grayscale images with height maps to do 3D bas relief carving?

    Craig

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    thanks for the links Master Splinter, and Craig thats exactly what I'm looking for.

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    I have been looking around for sources of 3D height maps and found a couple of places. Many charge a small fee for the download.

    Please take a look at cnc4free.org . Goto the 'links' page and under 'Sources - 3D Meshes Reliefs Heightmaps'. Many of the links no longer work but have a look arround to see if there is something of use to you.

    Craig

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