Halftone Family Portrait

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I’ve been perfecting my halftone process. This is my latest project: A 70" X 30" halftone family portrait to hang in my living room.


Can you show more pictures on the process

I’m making a video on the whole thing. I’ll post the link here when it’s done. If that winds up taking too long (as video making is slow for me), then I’ll make a blog post with the highlights.

Oh, you can see some of it (non-technical mostly) on my insta @adam_the_hipnerd


Here’s part 1 of the project video: https://youtu.be/jaSW1ZnsjQk


Here’s part 2 of the project video: https://youtu.be/PfGVL_-ssbI


This is a really cool project. Do you have any instructions on how to do it?

Hi @Todderbod, welcome to the Maslow community!

Thank you for the compliment.

I don’t have step-by-step instructions. I’d be happy to answer any questions about the process, though.

How did you get the gcode? What program did you use/

I wrote a custom JavaScript program to take an image, and convert the pixels to g-code based on the geometry of the 90 degree v-bit I used. It’s not finished software by any means (no GUI, you have to edit variables, and even some of the code, by hand), but if you’re interested I’ll share the source code with you.

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That would be fantastic. I would love to try it thank you

Great project!

I just tried a project with white base and blue tape, but my tape is not nearly as wide as yours, did you find it online?

Did you have issues with tape tearing? I’m finding I have to to a lot of manual clean-up with an exacto knife.
Although, part of my problem is that I started with an upcut 1/8 bit that really tore up the tape. Where I use a v-bit the edge is pretty good. Live and learn…

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Thank you, @Andy_Fencer!

Here is a link to the tape I got on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DKXFAEE/ This stuff is the bomb. It says “21 Day Long Lasting Easy Clean Release”, and it performs as advertised.

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