💥 laser-vis 💥
A Laser Cutting Visualization Prototype, and many experiments.
- Sarah Kushner - PhD Student at DGP, University of Toronto
- Arjun Chhabra - Undergraduate Research Assistant at DGP, University of Toronto
- Alec Jacobson - Assistant Professor at DGP, University of Toronto
Photos of materials (mostly Baltic Birch plywood) before and after they are laser cut. To do analysis on the effects of the laser cuts, including: scorching, lightness and darkness of cuts, curvature of vector cuts, color of raster cuts.
An OpenCV program that takes an image (photograph) and produces a cross hatched image representation of it, suitable for laser cutting.
A collection of small tests and timings to determine whether the laser cutter slows down for parts of the vector with high curvature.
An implementation of the 2001 paper Image Analogies by Aaron Hertzmann et al.
A MATLAB program to compute, visualize, and compare the ranges of laser cutter settings and their effect of the number of photons per square meter hitting the material.
Research Papers and Laser Cutting Information
A mockup of the tool I want to exist: a canvas for editing, and a preview and settings for laser cutting.