Up until now, my light paintings have been shaky or very small. That all changed when I bought a remote trigger from Amazon (for around $5 with shipping!). I’ll give more information about this little device on this in another post, but for now, here are my results:
jCOPRO.NET logo, of course this had to be first. As you can see, there is a shadow behind it that I plan on minimizing by either some shrink wrap around the LED, or maybe some a black background around the light. Either way, there is still some room for improvement. The second one, is a Clemson Tigers logo:
I was quite happy with how the paw details turned out considering my “Y-axis” canvas was only 2″ high (see my other posts for a better explanation). The third CNC light painting was from a video game that anyone should recognize, Pacman!
I was extremely pleased with these results (see my first light-painting post for a comparison), but there is still more to be done! First, the artifacts need to be eliminated as discussed earlier. Secondly, I’m getting a full “F8” lead screw set for my router soon (I have one on the X-axis as shown here). This should make things much faster, so I can control the lighting better. I’ve also got an idea of how to change the colors mid-photo, but I’ll have to work out exactly how to do that.
Finally, I’ve been thinking about ways to superimpose some sort of background, possibly using a double-exposure technique. I have no idea how to do this, but then again I had no idea how to make a CNC router a year ago. Be sure to check back, you never know what tomorrow brings for jcopro.net!