It is hard to believe that it was only seven years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Car with final sculpt applied

Over the basic form we created in EnRoute it is a simple matter of adding a layer of epoxy and then sculpting the cartoon of the car. The 'cartooness' is much easier to achieve by hand than it ever could be inside a computer program but having an accurate shape as the foundation saves a great deal of time and effort. The wheels are left as they came off the machine and look great!
Next installment I'll show how it looks all painted up and parked on the rest of the sign.