iPath extended

A project log for iPath

Script customizable and reactive vector graphic files for browser or CNC

jeroenjeroen 05/08/2016 at 19:430 Comments

As a first challenge I'm targeting

My idea is to use iPath instead to define the toolpath for the cross. The careful viewer will notice that this cross is an example of 8-times symmetry.

reflecting the above image 3 times will yield the outer boundary of the cross.

It would be nice If you can do something like:

var part = new iPath().line(3,0).line(4,4).fillet(4).line(4,0)....
the fillet will put an arc with given radius between two straight lines:

And reflect will append itself reversed and mirrored in the provided vector.

Unfortunately I have not been able to implement reflect and fillet reliable in iPath. As an alternative for now I use an array with line points, these will all be rendered in visible line, or arc segments. This array can passed as arguments to the functions reflectPath and arcPath.