Yes you are right, we need to recalibrate the base. That was an error in our side :-\ .
Regarding the arcs, is a kind of simple approach in which if we only want to clad 30 degrees of a circle then skip the next 60 and start the cladding again for another 30 degrees or so. This being done in a pipe. We had problems in selecting multiple curves and then creating the path. I'll ask Daniel to put together a better explanation but Let me know if I explained my self better on how we pursue the pipe cladding for the laser.
Also, Johannes I was wondering if there is any possibility of us having a meeting whenever possible for you, Daniel is the postdoc working in the programming, yesterday he watched your video and pointed out the part in which it was shown the use of a creaform 3d scan and the mxAutomation module to carve a pumpkin. It it of great interest for us to learn more about this approach.
Ours is different because we:
- Scan the part
- save the stl file
- preprocess the file ( Cleaning it)
- import the file to rhino
- simplify the geometry using rhino tools ( as you suggested)
- create the toolpath with the program in grasshopper
- dry run
As it is now, it works for us and we are doing part location manually with a few cues for us to orient correctly the part. We have done dry runs before our suspension of the lab for the pandemic protocols.
But Daniel pointed out that what you have achieved is the "ultimate" application. Nevertheless, we haven't reach that point because we do not have any experience with mxAutomation and we are pretty new with rhino and grasshopper, but very very eager to continue our learning.
We find out this 2 posts from you and Karl pointing out some further and very useful information regarding this topic. https://forum.robotsinarchitecture.org/index.php/topic,1067.msg2995.html#msg2995https://forum.robotsinarchitecture.org/index.php/topic,952.msg2618.html#msg2618
In the second post Karl mentions a possible beginners tutorial, is there any possibility that this will happen?
I hope we can engage a bit more and possibly have a zoom meeting. We would like to discuss how can we potentialize our collaboration and learn more about the software and the possibilities we have for our automated cell. We believe we need to learn lots but we want to make the best use of our hardware, and your software.
Please let me know if there is something we could do.