How to Use Vectric Aspire 3d Clip Art 13 to Create Stunning CNC Projects
Vectric Aspire is a powerful software solution for creating and cutting parts on a CNC router. It offers tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths, as well as 3D modeling and sculpting. One of the features that makes Vectric Aspire stand out is its ability to import and use 3D clip art files in various formats, such as V3M, STL, RLF and PNG.
3D clip art files are ready-made 3D models that can be added to your design to create more complex and detailed shapes. They can be used for decorative purposes, such as adding a logo, a text, or a symbol to your project, or for functional purposes, such as creating a mold, a relief, or a carving. Vectric Aspire comes with over 3,500 3D clip art files included, but you can also purchase additional ones from their online store or use your own.
In this article, we will show you how to use Vectric Aspire 3d Clip Art 13 to create a stunning CNC project. This clip art file is a collection of 13 different 3D models of animals, such as a bear, a deer, a wolf, and an eagle. You can use them individually or combine them to create a scene. We will use the eagle model as an example and show you how to import it, edit it, and cut it on your CNC router.
Step 1: Import the Clip Art File
To import the clip art file into Vectric Aspire, you need to open a new file or an existing one. Then, go to the Modeling tab and click on the Import a Component or 3D Model icon. A window will pop up where you can browse your computer and select the clip art file you want to import. In this case, we will choose the file named Eagle.v3m from the Vectric Aspire 3d Clip Art 13 folder.
Once you select the file, you will see a preview of the model and some options to adjust its size, orientation, position, and quality. You can also choose whether to import it as a new component or merge it with an existing one. For this example, we will import it as a new component and leave the other settings as default. Click OK to import the model into your design.
Step 2: Edit the Clip Art File
After importing the clip art file, you will see it on your 2D view and your 3D view. You can use the tools on the Modeling tab to edit the model as you wish. For example, you can resize it, rotate it, move it, mirror it, tilt it, fade it, smooth it, distort it, or combine it with other components. You can also use the Sculpting tools to sculpt the model by adding or removing material.
For this example, we will make some simple edits to the eagle model. First, we will resize it to fit our material size. To do this, we will select the model and click on the Set Size icon. A window will pop up where we can enter the desired width and height of the model. We will enter 10 inches for both values and click Apply.
Next, we will move the model to the center of our material. To do this, we will select the model and click on the Align Selected Objects icon. A window will pop up where we can choose how to align the model relative to our material or other components. We will choose Center in both directions and click Apply.
Finally, we will tilt the model slightly to give it some perspective. To do this, we will select the model and click on the Tilt icon. A window will pop up where we can enter the angle and direction of tilting. We will enter -5 degrees for both values and click Apply.
Step 3: Cut the Clip Art File
After editing the clip art file, we are ready to cut it on our CNC router. To do this, we need to create toolpaths for our model using 0efd9a6b88