Excentro is a simple but advanced tool that can create guilloche designs like backgrounds, borders or rosettes.
The guilloches are vintage design elements that were frequently used for anti-counterfeiting security purposes on banknotes, passports, checks and certificates during the past two hundred years. As the times changed and digital copy and printing technologies perfected, guilloches no longer presented sufficient security measures that could prevent forging and counterfeiting of valuable papers. Today the main part of security technology lies in the special paper or tricky inks the designs are printed upon or with.
Still, it is too early to say that the days of guilloche designs are over. They can still be used to prevent the counterfeiting of products that do not require the highest level of security (i.e. theater tickets, diplomas or gift certificates). Or, they can just be used to decorate and add some aesthetic value to a product giving the ‘money-like’ look and value.
Tinkersynth is an experimental art project. It lets you create unique generative art
by making serendipitous discoveries through experimentation.
More concretely, Tinkersynth is a design tool where you build art by poking at sliders and buttons. The goal isn't to provide a linear path to a specific piece of art, but rather to encourage experimentation. Tinkersynth prioritizes being delighted by unexpected effects rather than creating an intuitive, predictable tool.
In a former life, Tinkersynth was also a store which sold the rights to digital products, as well as physical fine-art prints.
Tinkersynth was created by me, Josh Comeau.
Bitmap Image to 'Pixel Perfect' Vector Graphic or 3D model
The HTML5 application on this page converts your bitmap image online into a Scalable Vector Graphics or 3D model.
The result is 'pixel perfect'/lossless.
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. vpype Integration
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 Spiral PFM Voronoi Circles Voronoi Triangulation Voronoi Stippling Voronoi Diagram Mosaic Rectangles Mosaic Voronoi
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],
Recreate images as geometric primitives. Start with hundreds of images with preset settings. Export geometrized images to SVG, PNG, JPG, GIF and more. Export geometrized images as HTML5 canvas or WebGL webpages. Export shape data as JSON for use in custom projects and creations. Control the algorithm at the core of Geometrize with ChaiScript scripts.
An open source machine embroidery design platform based on Inkscape.
Ink/Stitch aims to be a full-fledged embroidery digitizing platform based entirely on free, open source software. Our goal is to be approachable for hobbyists while also providing the power needed by professional digitizers.
An extensive and extendable painting application with an extensive range of features, including: both bitmap and vector graphics; multiple layers; five kinds of color picker; patterns, textures, and gradients; dashed lines and arrowheads; a spirograph generator; and even a cellular automaton tool (pictured below).
Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats. It allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.
The user interface has been written from scratch using C++. It harnesses the powerful Qt framework to achieve platform independence. The 3 major desktop operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) will be targeted.
In addition to the desktop, it already works with the Raspberry Pi and we have a working demo of our code running on an Arduino. This will pave the way for low cost open source embroidery machines. We would also like to collaborate with the creators of the Smoothieboard so anyone who has one of those boards could also benefit from our work.
Very few other embroidery applications are cross-platform, with most only able to natively run on Windows. Our interface is very consistent across all platforms we support so there is no need to re-learn the interface when using it on a different operating system.
The interface itself is a CAD/CAM software but tailored for embroidery. This is intentional since both CAD and embroidery use vector formats and the embroidery machines are really just specialized CNC equipment (I.E. 3D Printers, CNC Laser Cutters, CNC Routers, CNC Lathes). So if you are interested in or familiar with CAD/CAM, then it will be possible to use it in that fashion also.
The interface is very similar to existing CAD applications so existing CAD users should be able to start using it immediately with little or no learning curve. It also incorporates additional features which are typically present in less precise graphics applications, such as the auto-adjusting ruler and an easily accessible undo history.