Vector graphics importer was much easier than I anticipated. I’ve used the geomerative library for dealing with the SVGs, but I don’t really know if I need it. I tried it because Alex Weber recommended it in his writeup about Der Kritzler, and if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.
Initially this will work like the bitmap image imported used to – no cropping, scaling, moving etc, plain import. I’ve done this by making a new document in inkscape, the same size in pixels as my machine is in mm. As time goes on I’ll add moving and scaling if it becomes necessary.
I think what is more likely is that for vector graphics, I’d prefer a plugin for inkscape, like eggbot has. I wonder if anyone reading this is into python and would care to point me in the right direction, or give it a crack themselves?
You’ll also notice that the letter centres are offset. That’s a problem. Not sure where, or why, but it’s my first go, come on.
Very pleased. Will be in subversion once the centres are fixed and the loading is a bit more elegant. Next stop, TSP!!!