Hi all -
The software that comes with the Mooz generates a raster file when you try to create a laser engraving gcode file. While this allows you to create gradients, it’s incredibly inefficient for most prints, since they’re mostly white (negative space).
I followed the instructions here:
to create a gcode flie directly from vector - which creates a nice, quick file that traces the lines directly, rather than going back and forth and back and forth.
When I put it on the card, set the zero point, and started the print, the head followed the path very nicely - wonderful! - but the laser never turned on. Bummer!
As you can see on the page above, it assumes that a negative z value means “turn on the laser” if you’re using an engraver. Is that in fact how the Mooz interprets gcode to turn the laser on?
Has anyone had any luck using vector files to generate gcode?