Drawing Bot is a free, open source software for converting images to line drawings for Plotters / Drawing Machines / 3D printers. It also serves as an application for visual artists to create stylised line drawings from images / video.
It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
If you want to support the development of DrawingBotV3 you can donate here or contribute to the Drawing Bot Collection!
15 Path Finding Algorithms - all highly configurable to create unique drawing styles
Automatic Path Optimisation for Faster Plots - Line Simplifying, Merging, Filtering, Sorting
Pen Settings: configurable colour / stroke width / distribution weight / blend modes - perfect for multi-layered plots.
Image Sequences: You can export image sequences animations of your creations!
Version Control: Save your favourite versions as you go and reload them.
Project Saving & Loading
60+ Image Filters for pre processing the imported image
Automated CMYK separation
Advanced User Interface with live drawing preview
User configurable Drawing Area, with Padding / Scaling Modes
Special pens for Original Colour/Grayscale Sampling
Presets: can be saved/imported/exported for sharing different styles with other users
Exports can be exported per/pen or per/drawing in multiple file types
Batch Processing: Convert entire folders of images automatically.
GCode - configurable Drawing Area, XYZ Offsets / Auto Homing.
Path Finding Modules
Sketch Lines PFM
Sketch Curves PFM
Sketch Squares PFM
Sketch Quad Beziers PFM
Sketch Cubic Beziers PFM
Sketch Catmull-Roms PFM
Sketch Shapes PFM
Sketch Sobel Edges PFM
More info here
Supported File Types
Images: [.tif, .tga, .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .jpeg]
Vectors: [.svg, .pdf],
Images/Image Sequences: [.tif, .tga, .png, .jpg, .jpeg]
GCode: [.gcode, .txt],