Using Illustrator to Create Quick Vector Art for Digital Fabrication
In this Jimmy DiResta video, he shows how easy it is to use a drawing program, like Adobe Illustrator, to create simple Colorform-like shapes (boxes, triangles, circles) to create vector art which can be sent to a CNC machine for cutting.
In Jimmy’s case, he quickly created a yard ornament Tin Man and sent it to his Torchmate plasma cutter.
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