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    Default Points make prizes

    Hi All

    Points make prizes, in my case points are giving me a headache. I recently brought a laser and a copy of QS, I also brought a copy of ILDSOS. Although I have had the laser a few months I have only just had time to play.

    I have hit a few problems, unbeknown to me QS dose not export ILDA files, thus ILDSOS not much use to me, QS also only supports 30k scanning so the extra I paid for the 40k in my laser not much use either (yes we are off to a really good start!).

    I have a charity event coming up and I am hopping to use the laser so I have been playing with the Quick Trace and made a copy of my logo and the Great Gatsby logo (the theme of the event)

    Both my logo and the Gatsby logo have a lot of flicker, my logo has 457 points, the Gatsby logo has 302. I canít understand why? I spent a lot of time removing unnecessary points from mine and the Gatsby logo but is has not improved?

    I have opened one of the frames in one of the supplied shows (Themes 2 > Hollywood 3 > Frame 315) has 1567 points and has less flicker, I was under the impression that less points means less flicker?

    Can someone point please point out what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks

    Brian

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    It might if you could put copies of the logos you're using up.

    At a wild guess, they contain a lot of text and text is a real frame rate killer.

    EDIT:

    I've just had a play with this image:

    http://assets1.bigthink.com/system/i...jpg?1370414090

    It's the text that pulls it down.

    I run the text alone and its 14 fps. Adding a simple eye and lip representation pulls it down to 12 fps ie only makes 2 fps difference.
    Last edited by White-Light; 06-12-2014 at 00:39.

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    Hi White Light

    Thanks for the reply, i have attched 3 files, one of them is the JPG file for the Gatsby logo and other 2 are the QS files

    Thanks

    Brian
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    Just looking at that logo, my instinct is to simplify it by removing some of the narrow blocks and turning them solid like the others. I'll take a look and see what I can do.

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    That's interesting. I just did a straight trace, nothing fancy and no simplification and I'm showing 20-21 FPS.

    It shouldn't flicker unacceptably at that.

    Gatsby 20 fps.rar

    The file is attached. I'll also look at the simplification option.

    This is the simplified version, less impressive looking but you gain a few fps - 27-28 fps (you might want to just tidy it slightly as odd point out of place after the trace):

    Gatsby 27-28 fps.rar

    Your Event Logo gives 15 fps. That's the cause of the flicker.

    By simplifying the truss, I've got it up to 20-21 fps without major changes to the logo:

    bdjc simplified.rar

    Try those and let me know.
    Last edited by White-Light; 06-12-2014 at 04:47.

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    Hi White Light

    I'M A MUPPET !!!

    I had my laser settings wrong, after sorting them out I could then redo the graphics and simplified them a bit and they look a lot better, thanks for your help

    Brian

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